BC municipal election

Bert Schalekamp is running for Elkford council in October 2022. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Bert Schalekamp to run for Elkford council

Schalekamp and his family have lived in Elkford for 11 years

 

Troy Nixon will run for a second term at the coming election in Fernie. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Troy Nixon to seek second term on Fernie council

Nixon was elected in 2018, and said there was more work to do

 

17-year RDEK Area A Director Mike Sosnowski will not be contesting the 2022 municipal elections. Pictured here in August 2022. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Mike Sosnowski to retire as RDEK Area A director

Sosnowski has been Area A director since 2005

 

Yvonne Prest won’t be contesting the 2022 municipal elections in Fernie. (Image courtesy of Yvonne Prest)

Yvonne Prest not running for Fernie council in 2022

Prest was first elected in 2018, and said she’d consider another run when her children are older

Yvonne Prest won’t be contesting the 2022 municipal elections in Fernie. (Image courtesy of Yvonne Prest)
Mandy McGregor will be running for mayor of Elkford in the 2022 October election. (Courtesy of the District of Elkford)

Mandy McGregor running for Mayor of Elkford

McGregor has served almost 14 years on district council

Mandy McGregor will be running for mayor of Elkford in the 2022 October election. (Courtesy of the District of Elkford)
The City of Fernie council elected in October 2018, with Phil Iddon third from left. (Phil McLachlan / The Free Press)

Fernie councillor Phil Iddon not re-contesting in 2022

Iddon has served on city council since 2008

The City of Fernie council elected in October 2018, with Phil Iddon third from left. (Phil McLachlan / The Free Press)
Ron “Sonny” Saad is running for a third term on Sparwood council in October 2022. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Ron “Sonny” Saad to run for Sparwood council

Saad has served two terms on council so far, and said there was more to do

Ron “Sonny” Saad is running for a third term on Sparwood council in October 2022. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Late morning view southward over the top of Victoria city hall, as seen from the top of the Fisgard Street parkade. (Black Press Media file photo)

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Late morning view southward over the top of Victoria city hall, as seen from the top of the Fisgard Street parkade. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ange Qualizza speaking at UBCM. (Image courtesy of Ange Qualizza)

Qualizza to seek second term as Mayor of Fernie

Qualizza has served on city council since 2014, and as mayor since 2018

Ange Qualizza speaking at UBCM. (Image courtesy of Ange Qualizza)
Downtown Fernie pictured in February 2022. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Fernie Chamber starts crafting business priorities for municipal election

A platform crafted from business input will be shared ahead of the election

Downtown Fernie pictured in February 2022. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Fernie will allow automatic vote counting machines at the 2022 local government election. (With apologies to the robots of the world). (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Fernie to allow automated vote counting machines at 2022 muncipal election

The machines will reduce the number of staff required, and increase the speed the result is known

Fernie will allow automatic vote counting machines at the 2022 local government election. (With apologies to the robots of the world). (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Elkford Mayor Dean McKerracher will retire at the 2022 municipal election, bringing a close to a 20-year career as an elected official for the district, 17 of which he spent as mayor. He say’s he’s extremely confident in the future of the district, and those that will lead it forward from now. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Elkford’s Mayor Dean McKerracher to retire after 17 years

McKerracher has been mayor of Elkford since 2005

Elkford Mayor Dean McKerracher will retire at the 2022 municipal election, bringing a close to a 20-year career as an elected official for the district, 17 of which he spent as mayor. He say’s he’s extremely confident in the future of the district, and those that will lead it forward from now. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Kool-Aid man to run for mayor of B.C. town

Kool-Aid man to run for mayor of B.C. town

Comedian Danny Nunes hopes youth will “drink the kool-aid” and exercise their vote

Kool-Aid man to run for mayor of B.C. town