New mayor incoming for La Loche as St. Pierre steps away

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It has been an interesting term of La Loche village council for Robert St. Pierre. Following his election to mayor in 2016, St. Pierre has decided not to run for a second term.

With a small business taking up a lot of his time, St. Pierre said he and his wife would like to focus on that.

There have been plenty of highlights for St. Pierre during his four years as mayor.

He and his former council has been able to set La Loche in the right direction in some ways with the educational improvements that have been put in place. A new preschool, getting university courses into the community, the announcement of a new elementary school, and the development of a housing complex for health and education professionals have all been great additions to the community.

So what is St. Pierre most proud of? He said he was proud of all of them because they all work together to bring success into the community, along with other valuable partnerships with the province and the RCMP.

All of these set the tone for the community, he said.

Three names will be on the ballot on Nov. 9. According to a Facebook page from the Northern Village of La Loche, Marvin Herman, Georgina Jolibois, and Daniel (Skip) Montgrand will be running for the top spot. La Loche residents will also have 15 potential councillors on the ballot for six available seats.

Becky Zimmer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Battlefords Regional News-Optimist