The District of Elkford flag with Wapiti Mountain in the background. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

The District of Elkford flag with Wapiti Mountain in the background. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

Elkford election candidate and forum coverage

Here is content gathered by The Free Press to help readers make a decision on voting day

The general local elections are coming up on Oct. 15, and Elkford is set to have a new mayor and new faces on council for the next four years.

Elkford has two candidates for mayor and seven for council. The vote will lead to one mayor and six councillors.

The Free Press has interviewed all the candidates so that readers can have a better idea of who and what they will be voting for on Saturday. Here are all the interviews, in alphabetical order.

MAYOR

Steve Fairbairn (current councillor)

Mandy McGregor (current councillor)

COUNCIL

Shawna Bryant

Len Gostick (incumbent)

Tathlina Lovlin

Duncan McDonald (incumbent)

Paul McGinnis

Jason Meldrum

Bert Schalekamp

A candidate forum was held in Elkford on Sept. 28, which The Free Press covered. The event was dominated by the issues of healthcare and housing.

Voting on Oct. 15 will be available at the Elkford Community Conference Centre (750 Fording Drive), from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The deadline to submit mail ballot voting information is Oct. 13 at 4:30 p.m.

More information can be found at the District of Elkford website.

Election 2022