By-elections in Piney, Stuartburn

By-election slated in Stuartburn

On August 29 residents from the Gardenton area in the RM of Stuartburn will go to the polls to elect a new Ward 1 councillor.

Senior Election Official Judy Reimer says that four candidates will be competing for votes. Candidates are Guy Bouchard, Christine Friesen, Doug Penner and David Shewchuk.

Voters can cast their ballots on August 29 from 8 AM to 8 PM at the RM of Stuarburn office in Vita. An advance poll will be held August 24 from 8AM to 8PM at the same location.

The by-election was called after former councillor Dan Bodz stepped down from his positi0on after serving several consecutive terms.

Piney calls by-election

The RM of Piney council has put out the call for nominations and scheduled a fall by-election after recent resignation of on of its councillors.

Ward 4 councilor Mike Patrick resigned from council as of July 26. Councilor Sian Barrow says this is the first time in memory the RM of Piney has held a by-election.

“No-one can remember when we last had one,” stated Barrow. “The rumour mill is in overdrive, but nothing concrete so far as to who will run.”

Nominations for the vacant position will be accepted by the municipality from August 7 to 13. The by-election is slated for September 18.

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