List of candidates set for municipal election
Tim Brody - Editor
The August 19 deadline for candidates to put their names forward to run in the upcoming municipal election is now behind us.
With no one else stepping forward to challenge him, Sioux Lookout Mayor Doug Lawrance has been acclaimed and will continue on as mayor into a third term.
Councillors Cory Lago, Joe Cassidy, and Joyce Timpson are running for re-election.
Also seeking a councillor seat are Reece Van Breda, Joan Cosco, Dan Rioux, Brent Wesley, Luc Beaulne, and Manuela Michelizzi.
Voters will get to choose six councillors to sit at the council table.
“Electors in the Municipality of Sioux Lookout will be using Internet and Telephone Voting. Voter Information Letters detailing the voting process and containing your unique PIN will be mailed out in late September or early October. Voting will begin on Friday, October 14, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. and will end on Monday, October 24, 2022, at 8:00 p.m.,” the Municipality advised on its website.
The Municipality further advised, “Every elector on the Voters’ List will receive a Voter Information Letter. Visit www.voterlookup.ca to confirm you are on the Voters’ List. To be added, deleted or to make any corrections to the information on the Voters’ List, visit the Municipal Office at 25 Fifth Avenue.”
The Municipality is encouraging people to see if they are on the voters list before the end of August, but people can continue to check after that.
Three candidates are in the running for mayor of Pickle Lake: James Dalzell, Robyn Makela, and Robert Rasmussen.
Councillor Kayla Blakney is seeking re-election.
Also seeking a councillor seat are Deborah Chartrand, Richard Eagles, Graeme Mackechnie, Daniel Macklin, Steven Mailloux-Bernard, John Millar, Leslie Moore, and Lawrence Pitre.
Voters in Pickle Lake will choose a new mayor and will get to choose four councillors to sit at the council table.
Voting in Pickle Lake will take place at the Pickle Lake Community Hall at an advance poll on Thursday, October 20, or on Election Day – October 24.
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