The RM of Piney has a new face at the table after a recent by-election took place in the municipality.
On September 18, Ward 4 residents within the RM of Piney showed their confidence in Doug Laing. Laing, who is a well known volunteer in the community, ran as reeve in the last municipal election. He was elected to council after capturing 68 out of the 121 ballots cast.
The remaining 52 ballots cast went to William Eckert who returned for a second try at the seat after he was defeated by Patrick in the previous election. The third candidate John Starway did not receive a single vote.
Incidentally there was one spoiled ballot at the end of the count.
The by-election was called after former councillor Mike Patrick stepped down from his position after serving two years of the term.