Mayoral candidate John Bjornstrom shows off one of his campaign signs Friday.

Mayoral candidate John Bjornstrom shows off one of his campaign signs Friday.

Local government nominations close

Now that nominations have closed for local government elections all spots have been filled and will result in acclamations or elections.

Nominations closed Friday for local government elections and either elections or acclamations filled each position, with the exception of a CRD position for Chilcotin East, which caused CRD election officials to postpone the nomination deadline until Tuesday, Oct. 14.

By the end of Tuesday, however, the CRD announced it had three candidates for Area K – Betty Anderson, Geraldine Charleyboy and Melynda Neufeld.

All candidates now have until Friday, Oct. 17 to formally withdraw and after that each election officer will release official slates on Monday, Oct. 20.

In Williams Lake four people are running for mayor, including John Bjornstrom, former mayor and MLA Walt Cobb, incumbent Kerry Cook and city councillor Surinderpal Rathor

Hopefuls for one of six council seats are newcomers Peter Bowman, Marnie Brenner, Sue Lachance, Wayne Lucier, Bobbie-Jo MacNair, Tovi Pare, Jason Ryll and Craig Smith, alongside incumbents Ivan Bonnell, Laurie Walters, Sue Zacharias and former mayor and councillor Scott Nelson.

For school trustee, four have been acclaimed, while six will vie for three positions.

Acclaimed are Linda Nielsen for Bridge Lake, Forest Grove, Buffalo Creek and Horse Lake, incumbents Tanya Guenther for Lac La Hache and 108 Mile, Chris Pettman for district of 100 Mile House and Joyce Cooper for Chilcotin.

Christine Dyment and Bev Goldstone are running for 150 Mile House, Big Lake, Horsefly and Likely.

Former CRD director Debbie Bischoff and incumbent Sheila Boehm, are running for Williams Lake fringe, while Brice O’Neill and Jana Ross are vying for the Williams Lake seat.

In the Cariboo Regional District, five areas will have elections and five have acclaimed candidates.

For Area A — Red Bluff/Quesnel South/Kersley – Ted Armstrong, Cory Delves and Susan MacNeill; Area B – West Quesnel/Bouchie Lake Jerry Bruce and Heloise Dixon-Warren; Area C – Barlow Creek/Barkerville John Massier; Area D – Commodore Heights/McLeese Lake – Pennie Daffurn, Steve Forseth and Blaine Wiggins;  Area E – South Lakeside/Dog Creek – Byron Kemp, Phyllis Webstad; Area F – 150 Mile/Horsefly/Likely Joan Sorley, Area G – Lac La Hache/108 Mile – Al Richmond, Area H – Canim Lake/Forest Grove – Margo Wagner, Area I – West Fraser/Nazko – Dylan Cash, Jim Glassford; Area J – West Chilcotin – Roger William, Area K – East Chilcotin – Betty Anderson, Geraldine Charleyboy and Melynda Neufeld.





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