Election results should have been front page news

I reviewed the issue of the Sylvan Lake News dated October 24, with a great deal of confusion. I was looking for the election results.

Dear Editor,

I reviewed the issue of the Sylvan Lake News dated October 24, with a great deal of confusion. I was looking for the election results.

But was confronted with a front page that was more concerned with kids on a “zombie run” and a local bar with a Ukrainian platter rather than the results of our election. However it did reference an H. J. Cody awards night on page 5.

I did find the election report on page 3 (with a very poor photo of Mayor McIntyre’s jubilation) and the balance of this report on page 6.

I then read the editorial by editor Steve Dills on page 4 who was “surprised by the total lack of interest shown by over 6,500 residents of Sylvan Lake”.

I was one of the minority who took the time to vote so feel I have a say in this matter.

I would suggest to you that the Sylvan Lake News showed a complete lack of interest in the results of the election, or it would have been front page news.

I would think the opportunity to educate and communicate to the 6,500 residents that seemed to lack interest has been lost to our town once again.

If we are to take stock of how we should show up at the important times, do you not think the same should apply to the format of your paper.

Eric Fairbrother,

Sylvan Lake

 

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