Yogi Henderson: Defeated, but still ready for battle

Independent candidate loses in Calgary Centre, but says he isn't down for the count

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Although it might look like he lost by a landslide, Yogi Henderson, an independent in Calgary Centre, says he's  looking long past this election.

According to Henderson, he has been going non-stop during the election, trying to do the same amount of campaigning on his $1,000 budget that the other candidates were doing on a $220,000 budget.

“Got blisters on my feet,” Henderson said. “I’m in pain. I was up for the last 48 hours just getting out 4,500 brochures and I finished at 11 o’clock this morning. I literally haven’t slept for two days.”

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Blue Jays fans choose baseball over politics

Playoff win draws more attention than federal election at sports bar

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Even though some chants of “Go Harper!” could be heard among the crowd, supporters gathered at Schanks Sports Grill in southwest Calgary were not there to discuss politics. Instead, fans of all political stripes gathered to cheer on the Toronto Blue Jays in game three of the American League Championship Series. The Jays won 11-8 over the Kansas City Royals.

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Reporters tour Calgary polling stations

Lineups and signage issues slow voters down

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On Oct. 19, Calgary Journal reporters Tatianna Ducklow and Anna Junker were tasked with visiting polling stations across Calgary.

Election day finally arrived, and we could feel excitement in the air as we dropped in at polling stations in several Calgary ridings.

Travelling between polling stations is like moving to different cities. Every one was different, and every one had different rules about who we could talk to. 

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Long waits plague voters at Treaty 7 polling stations

Stoney Nakoda and Siksika members report waiting more than two hours in #elxn42


Members at Stoney Nakoda First Nation polling station west of Calgary, Alta. waited for more than two hours to cast their ballots after 5 p.m. on election day.

The line-ups at the polling station at Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino flooded out of main casino doors, with members saying the process has been slow since noon.

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