Voters across British Columbia head to the polls today (Saturday, Oct. 20) to choose a mayor, council and other leaders in local government.
In Salmon Arm, voters may vote for mayor, councillors and school trustees as well as vote on a referendum regarding the Ross Street underpass, all at the same polling station. Polls have now closed
SASCU Recreation Centre
2550 10th Ave. NE near the Trans-Canada Highway
The Mall at Piccadilly
151 10th Ave. SW
North Canoe Elementary School
6451 50th St. NE
4901 50th Ave. NW
Three candidates – incumbent mayor Nancy Cooper, incumbent councillor Alan Harrison, as well as Jim Kimmerly are running for Salmon Arm mayor.
Candidates for council
Thirteen council candidates are vying for six councillor seats. They are, in alphabetical order, Kevin Babcock, Aaron Brookes, Debbie Cannon, incumbent Chad Eliason, incumbent Kevin Flynn, Karmen Krahn, incumbent Tim Lavery, Sylvia Lindgren, Wayne Matthews, Mary-Louise McCausland, Jo McDermott, Chris Meikle and incumbent Louise Wallace Richmond.
Residents of Salmon Arm will have the opportunity to vote on a referendum regarding the Ross Street underpass.
The question is: “Are you in favour of council for the City of Salmon Arm adopting Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 4500, which would authorize the City of Salmon Arm to borrow $5,300,000 for the purpose of constructing the Ross Street Underpass and related works.”
Trustee candidates for School District #83’s board of education
Ten trustee candidates are running for two Salmon Arm seats (Electoral Area 4) on the North Okanagan-Shuswap School District board of education. The 10 are, in alphabetical order: Marcel Bedard, Amanda Krebs, Donald Podlubny, Lawren Richards, Jordan Ross, Daniel Shields, Terry-Mae Sinclair, Dale Townsend, Jenny Vachon and Marianne VanBuskirk.
The five trustees include two trustees for Salmon Arm (Electoral Area 4) with the largest population; one trustee for Electoral Area 1, which includes Falkland, Salmon Valley, Deep Creek and Ranchero, as well as the City of Armstrong and the District of Spallumcheen; one trustee for the City of Enderby, Columbia Shuswap Regional District Area E, the District of Sicamous, and an area in the Regional District of the North Okanagan; and one trustee for Electoral Area 3, North and South Shuswap.
Silver Creek, Ranchero:
If you’re voting for a school trustee in Electoral Area 1, which includes Falkland, Silver Creek and Ranchero, you can do so at Silver Creek Elementary or Ranchero Elementary, as well as Falkland Elementary, the Township of Spallumcheen’s municipal office and the City of Armstrong’s Odd Fellows Hall. Candidates are Carolyn Farris and Tennile Lachmuth, both from Armstrong.
Trustee for South and North Shuswap:
In Electoral Area 3, which is the CSRD Areas C and F, Marty Gibbons of Sorrento has been acclaimed.
Voters will require two pieces of identification.
Acceptable identification includes any two of the following: a B.C. driver’s licence; a B.C. identification card issued by theMotor Vehicle Branch; an owner’s certificate of insurance and vehicle licence issued by the Insurance Corporation of BritishColumbia; a B.C. CareCard or British Columbia Gold CareCard; Ministry of Social Development and Economic SecurityRequest for Continued Assistance Form SDES8; a social insurance card issued by Human Resources Development Canada; acitizenship card issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada; a real property tax notice issued under the LocalGovernment Act; a credit card or debit card issued by a savings institution as defined in the Interpretation Act; and/or autility bill issued for the supply of electricity, natural gas, water, telephone services, cable services (i.e. BC Hydro, TerasenGas, Telus, Sun Country Cablevision, etc.).
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