After a long, drawn-out, pre-election period, the writ has finally been dropped and Nova Scotians will be going to the polls to elect a provincial government on Oct. 8.
On June 9, 2009, the NDP swept into power by taking 31 seats in the 52-seat legislature. A party needs 27 seats for a majority.
The historic win by Darrell Dexter's New Democratic Party ended a decade of Progressive Conservative rule in the province and also marked the first time since 2003 that Nova Scotia had a majority government.
With the race officially declared, over the coming 26 days you will be bombarded with messages about leadership, policies, who’s position is right and who’s is wrong and who you should vote for and why.
During that time, the team at The Kings County Advertiser and Register is poised and prepared to communicate everything that is recent and relevant to voters in Kings County. In between newspaper editions, be sure to check out our website at www.kingscountynews.ca for more information and stories that are unique to our region, as well as stories from our sister papers from across the province to keep you up to date provincially.
As your best source for local news, our ultimate goal of keeping our readers informed about the issues and candidates in the ridings of Kings North, Kings South and Kings West will be reflected in extensive election coverage in both our print products and on our regularly-updated web portal. This will include newspaper and video profiles of each candidate and local pieces that tell the story behind the story. Our coverage begins in this edition, with interviews with former political candidates. Their frank and thought-provoking take on their experiences running for political office creates an interesting framework for the four intense weeks of campaigning that lies ahead.
Our commitment to providing the most extensive local coverage will feature a partnership with the Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce to host candidate forums in each of the ridings. These forums will provide the public with an opportunity to hear straight from the candidates and put their questions to them. Dates and locations for these events will be announced soon on www.kingscountynews.ca.
Throughout the campaign, we will also be out on the street, doing what we do best - connecting with Kings County residents and sharing their concerns and what is tweaking their interest as they prepare to cast their votes in less than a month’s time.