Canada has just voted on the federal level but civic duty continues. Nominations for our municipal elections closed Monday and noon and Albertans will return to the polls Oct. 18.
Here’s the roundup for Town & Country News readers:
The Town of Beaverlodge will elect six councillors; candidates are:
Terry Dueck (incumbent)
Cyndi Corbett (incumbent)
Hugh Graw (incumbent)
Gena Jones (incumbent)
Judy Kokotilo-Bekkerus (incumbent)
Cal Mosher (incumbent)
Gary Rycroft will be acclaimed as mayor.
The Town of Sexsmith will elect six councillors; candidates are:
Bruce Black (incumbent)
Clinton Froehlick (incumbent)
Ken Hildebrand (incumbent)
Jonathan Siggelkow (incumbent)
Isak Skjaveland (incumbent)
Dennis Stredulinsky (incumbent)
Kate Potter will be acclaimed mayor.
The Town of Wembley will elect six councillors; candidates are:
Anna Underwood (incumbent)
Tyrel Johnson (incumbent)
Sean McCallum (incumbent)
Kelly Ross Peterson, former councillor, was acclaimed mayor as no other nominations were entered for the mayoral race in Wembley.
The County of Grande Prairie will have elections in Divisions 2, 4, 5, 8 and 9.
Candidates in Division 2 are:
Kurt Alan Balderston
Talbot Reeves Rycroft
Thomas Walter Tharp
Candidates in Division 4:
Steve John Zimmerman
Candidates in Division 5:
Robert (Bob) Glen Marshall (incumbent)
Kevin Robert Gingles
Candidates in Division 8:
Karen Rosvold (incumbent)
Cheryl Diane Van Eerden
Candidates Division 9:
Pam M. Badger
Robert (Bob) Louis Chrenek
In Division 1, Amanda Lynn Frayn will be acclaimed as councillor.
In Division 3, Leanne Carol Beaupre (incumbent) will be acclaimed as councillor.
In Division 6, William Peter Harris (incumbent) will be acclaimed as councillor.
In Division 7, Brian Glenn Peterson will be acclaimed as councillor. Tracy Ray withdrew.
With the municipal elections also comes the school board trustees elections.
In the Peace Wapiti School Division only Wards, 1, 5, and 7 will see elections; the remaining six wards were acclaimed.
Ward 1 Eaglesham/Woking/Rycroft candidates:
Martine Elizabeth Piebiak
Ward 5 Grande Prairie West/Wembley candidates:
Ward 7 Grande Prairie East/Grovedale candidates:
Blaine Riding acclaimed in Ward 2 Bonanza/Savanna/Spirit River.
Lori Grant acclaimed in Ward 3 Beaverlodge/Elmworth.
Dwayne Speager acclaimed in Ward 4 Hythe/LaGlace.
Dale Crane acclaimed in Ward 6 Sexsmith/Teepee Creek.
Mildred (Millie) Turner acclaimed in Ward 8 Ridgevalley.
Dana McIntosh acclaimed in Ward 9 Clairmont/Bezanson.
The Grande Prairie and District Catholic Schools will be electing five trustees in Ward 1 and one member in Ward 2 and 3.
Ward 1 candidates:
Michelle Boisvert (incumbent)
Michael Ouellette (incumbent)
Alyeska Silvester-Degen (incumbent)
Jason H. Gunther
Michelle Gemmell acclaimed in Ward 2.
Ward 3 did not have any nominations. Those interested in putting their name in for nomination can do so at the Catholic Education Centre from 10 a.m. to noon until Sept. 27. If a nomination is received in that time, nominations will close.
County of Grande Prairie voters can vote in advance polls on Oct. 13 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the TARA centre at Evergreen Park, the Hythe Legion and the Sexsmith Civic Centre.
In Beaverlodge, advance polls will be open on Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Oct. 13 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the community centre.
In Sexsmith, advance polls will be open on Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sexsmith and Area Community Centre.
Wembley currently does not have any advance polls set.
Town and Country News will continue to cover the municipal election as we head up to election day.
Jesse Boily, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Town & Country News