Composite of all candidates for Fernie City Council at the 2022 municipal elections: Ange Qualizza, Nic Milligan, Jesse Mould, Kyle Hamilton, Troy Nixon, Ted Shoesmith, Patrick Burke, Zuzana Simpson, Blaine Fabi, April Montague, Spencer Gough, Jonathan MacGregor, Tracey Audia Kelly, Kevin McIsaac, Harshan Ramadass, Bob Langfield. (contributed, and file photos)

Composite of all candidates for Fernie City Council at the 2022 municipal elections: Ange Qualizza, Nic Milligan, Jesse Mould, Kyle Hamilton, Troy Nixon, Ted Shoesmith, Patrick Burke, Zuzana Simpson, Blaine Fabi, April Montague, Spencer Gough, Jonathan MacGregor, Tracey Audia Kelly, Kevin McIsaac, Harshan Ramadass, Bob Langfield. (contributed, and file photos)

Fernie election: Coverage of candidates and questions

The Free Press has gathered content and coverage of the election in Fernie to help readers make a decision this weekend

October 15 is election day in Fernie, with the community voting for the next mayor, and the next six councillors to lead the municipality for the next four years.

Fernie has two candidates for mayor, and 14 for council. The Free Press has done interviews and profiles on all 16, and here they are, in alphabetical order:

MAYOR

Nic Milligan

Website: milliganformayor.ca

Ange Qualizza (incumbent)

Website: qualizzaformayor.com

COUNCIL

Tracey Audia Kelly

Patrick Burke

Blaine Fabi

Spencer Gough

Kyle Hamilton (incumbent)

Bob Langfield

Jonathan MacGregor

Kevin McIsaac (incumbent)

April Montague

Jesse Mould

Troy Nixon (incumbent)

Harshan Ramadass

Ted Shoesmith

Zuzana Simpson

Here is the general coverage of the election: 15 of the 16 candidates met at the Fernie Community Centre for an all-candidates forum on October 4.

Throughout the campaign, candidates were all given the opportunity to respond to questions in the weeks of the campaign, with answers on greenhouse gases, expanding city borders, short term rentals, wastewater, community and tourism, and communication (with another coming on childcare).

General voting day is October 15. Voting takes place at the Fernie Senior Citizens Drop-In Centre at 562 3rd Ave, between 8am and 8pm.

Votes will be counted by machine, meaning results will be known soon after polling closes.

READ MORE: ‘I’m so excited to be out of this room’: Departing Fernie councillor laments experience as elected official



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