Composite of all candidates for Sparwood council in 2022. (Hungry Baytaluke, David Wilks, Sam Atwal, John Baher, Amy Cardozo, Jason Christensen, Steven Kallies, Ralph Lovatt, Chris Nand, Sonny Saad and Amy Cardozo) (Black Press files plus contributed)

Composite of all candidates for Sparwood council in 2022. (Hungry Baytaluke, David Wilks, Sam Atwal, John Baher, Amy Cardozo, Jason Christensen, Steven Kallies, Ralph Lovatt, Chris Nand, Sonny Saad and Amy Cardozo) (Black Press files plus contributed)

Sparwood election: Candidates and coverage

The Free Press has gathered profiles on Sparwood candidates, andsome of the issues facing voters

October 15 is election day for Sparwood, with voters deciding who will lead their community and how the municipality will proceed with some key financial matters.

Sparwood has two candidates for mayor, and nine candidates for the six council positions. Here’s a list of all the candidates The Free Press spoke with, and general coverage of the election over the last few weeks.

MAYOR

Hungry Baytaluke

David Wilks (incumbent)

COUNCIL

Sam Atwal

John Baher (incumbent)

Amy Cardozo (incumbent)

Jason Christensen (incumbent)

Steven Kallies

Ralph Lovatt

Chris Nand

Sonny Saad (incumbent)

Rose Sharma

Voters will also be asked whether give their approval for the district to borrow money for two major projects, with a proposal for a new multi-purpose facility, and a renovated and expanded Fire Hall #2 on the books that cannot proceed without financial support through borrowing.

Voters are going to be asked two questions: Whether they support the district borrowing up to $3 million for the fire hall renovation and expansion, and whether they support the district borrowing up to $15 million for the district to fund a proposed multi-purpose facility for added community amenities.

The multi-purpose facility dominated conversation at the Sparwood all-candidates forum, which The Free Press attended.

Voting for elected officials in the District of Sparwood will take place on October 15, with voting at Sparwood Recreation and Leisure Centre (the Henry Volkmann Memorial Complex) between 8am and 8pm, on the Arena Concourse.

Results will be known soon after polling closes, as Sparwood uses electronic vote counting machines.

READ MORE: Sparwood’s multi-purpose facility comes to light



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