Local high-school teacher Michael Bull is running for Fernie council in October. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Local high-school teacher Michael Bull is running for Fernie council in October. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Michael Bull drops out of Fernie council race

The nomination period for candidates ends on September 9

Michael Bull is dropping out of the race for a seat on Fernie’s city council.

Bull, who declared his intent to run on August 19, confirmed to The Free Press on September 1 that he wouldn’t be able to devote the time and effort needed to perform duties as a councillor if he did win a seat, so was stepping away from the race.

Bull was going to campaign on working collaboratively with the established talents and know-how on city council and in the City of Fernie, and wanted to direct attention to supporting those in the community that were less well-off, through a focus on affordable housing, childcare services and quality of life initiatives.

The nomination period for candidates opened on August 30, and will close on September 9. The official campaign period begins on September 17, with the election to take place on October 15 to elect a mayor and six councillors.

READ MORE: Editor’s note: Calling all local candidates



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