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:
Ange Qualizza (incumbent)
Kyle Hamilton (incumbent)
Kevin McIsaac (incumbent)
Troy Nixon (incumbent)
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.
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