Kyle Sheppard, Noah Papatsie elected to Iqaluit city council

Kyle Sheppard, Noah Papatsie elected to Iqaluit city council

Kyle Sheppard and Noah Papatsie have been elected to Iqaluit's city council, following a Monday byelection in which six candidates competed for two open seats.

The City of Iqaluit released results from the byelection Monday evening. Voting took place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time in the capital.

Sheppard, a first-time councillor, previously served on Rankin Inlet's city council before moving to Iqaluit. Papatsie is a former councillor who launched an unsuccessful bid for mayor of Iqaluit in 2015.

Councillor Gideonie Joamie stepped down in May of 2016, leaving one seat on council vacant. After a second councillor, Megan Pizzo Lyall, left her seat in January, a byelection was called.

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The full results from the byelection are below:

- Kyle Sheppard: 216 votes

- Noah Papatsie: 183

- Sutheat Tim: 148

- Stephen Leyden: 105

- Jean-Luc Nevin: 89

- Dushyenth Ganesan: 76