All school trustees elected by acclamation

All the candidates for school trustee positions in the Elk Valley were officially declared elected by acclamation on Monday.

  • Oct. 27, 2011 7:00 p.m.

All the candidates for school trustee positions in the Elk Valley were officially declared elected by acclamation on Monday.

Hungry Baytaluke, who was a school trustee candidate in Sparwood, pulled out of the race last week, meaning every school trustee candidate in the region will be given the job without an election, as there are no competitor candidates running.

Baytaluke, who is running for councillor, said he pulled out after realising there would be a conflict between the two positions.

“I should have checked before putting myself forward, but I realised after looking into it more that most of the school board meetings are on a Monday night, when I would be attending council meetings as a councillor.”

The announcement was made on Monday that Frank Lento will represent Fernie and part of RDEK Area A, Bev Bellina will represent Sparwood and part of RDEK Area A, Curtis Helgesen will represent Elkford and part of RDEK Area A, and Shaun Damstrom will represent RDEK Area B.


There will still be an election for the five seats representing Cranbrook and Area C.



Just Posted

Deboon retires from conservation service

After nearly 30 years of service as a conservation officer in the… Continue reading

VIDEO: Property evacuated after mudslide closes Highway 3A

A mudslide has closed Highway 3A between Castlegar and Nelson just north of the Brilliant Dam.

Gallery: Fernie Alpine Resort closing weekend

Our best photos from the Powder, Pedal, Paddle relay race, Fernival and Slope Soaker.

Focus on emergency preparedness

Fernie to host 2018 Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments Convention from April 18-20.

VIDEO: Gerry Pang – the heart of hockey

After coaching hockey goaltenders since 1997, Gerry Pang has finally decided to hang up the skates.

VIDEO: Work is play for this B.C. avalanche rescue dog

CARDA certified Joss’s Job is to save lives — but to her, it’s all a game

Hickling to stand trial

Fernie man on child porn charges to stand trial in November 2018

Province steps up to help Catalyst Paper in war against U.S. duties

Paper company hit with more than 28 per cent in American tariffs

Update: Police chief calls constable a fallen hero during public funeral

Late Victoria cop mourned by officers from numerous local, out-of-town jurisdictions

Government has no solution for dangerous stretch of Highway 1

Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok met with the Ministry to talk about the dangers around Highway 1

B.C. couple caught in Kootenay Pass avalanche

Just after the ministry carried out avalanche control and opened the highway a Rossland couple was almost swept away by snow

Lance Armstrong settles $100M lawsuit with U.S. government

Disgraced cyclist reached $5-million settlement with sponsor U.S. Postal Service

2 B.C. men deemed heroes for saving man from fire

Fire on Coronation Avenue in Duncan sends one man to hospital

B.C. has highest C-section rate in Canada: report

Researcher says it’s not necessarily a bad thing

Most Read