Super-sized slate seeks city seats

Nominations for Salmon Arm city council closed Friday, giving the electorate a large selection of candidates from which to choose.

Nominations for Salmon Arm city council closed Friday, giving the electorate a large selection of candidates from which to choose.

Eighteen people are running for the six positions on city council, while three are vying for the mayor’s position. Seeking the mayor’s seat are Nancy Cooper, incumbent councillor Kevin Flynn and Ronald Telfer.

Councillor candidates are, in alphabetical order: Ted Bacigalupo who is also vying to represent Area C – South Shuswap; Warren Bell; incumbent Debbie Cannon; incumbent Chad Eliason; incumbent Alan Harrison; Lynne Hawrys; Glenn Hill; incumbent Ivan Idzan; incumbent Ken Jamieson; Marg Kentel; Jim Kimmerly; Tim Lavery; John Lund; Skylar Plourde; Denise Reimer; Tom Sakamoto; Louise Wallace Richmond and Thomas Welsh.

CSRD

Candidates for the office of electoral area director for the Columbia Shuswap Regional District are, for Area C – South Shuswap: Dan Adrian; incumbent Ted Bacigalupo; and Robyn King.

For Area D – Falkland/Silver Creek/Ranchero: Julie Stuart; incumbent Rene Talbot.

For Area F – North Shuswap: David Gordon Baxter; Larry Morgan; and Terry White.

School district

In the race for school trustee in the North Okanagan-Shuswap School District, three candidates are vying for two Salmon Arm positions: Marcel Bedard; incumbent Bobbi Johnson and incumbent Michel Saab.

In a two-way race for the one Carlin/Sorrento seat are: incumbent Lisa Rolland and Ray Wedge.

Holly Overgaard has been acclaimed for the one North Shuswap position.

In Falkland/Deep Creek/Ranchero, there’s a two-way race for one seat between Debbie Evans and Gina Johnny.

Residents will get the opportunity to hear from City of Salmon Arm council and mayoral candidates at an all-candidates forum to be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 at the SASCU Recreation Centre.

Municipal elections for all positions will take place Nov. 19.

 

Just Posted

Water quality makes swimming unsafe at three beaches near Salmon Arm

The Adams Lake Indian Band has issued a water quality notice affecting beaches at three campgrounds.

Okanagan Air Cadet challenges cadet program on gendered policy

He wants the policy to be more gender inclusive

Okanagan-Shuswap Weather: Summer sun for Sunday

The forecast for the week ahead shows some rain but plenty of sun and warm tempertures.

In photos: Uptown Askew’s Family Day

The Uptown Askew’s Family Day event was filled with classic cars, face… Continue reading

Word on the street: Has the wet July weather put a damper on your summer any?

Due to the wetter-than-usual July weather, the Observer asked: Has the wet… Continue reading

July showers wash out half of the Okanagan’s cherry crop

Cherry growers say this is the worst season they’ve seen in decades

Donkeys await your hugs and scritches at anniversary event

Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge invites public to help celebrate 20 years of care.

Vancouver Island teens missing after vehicle found ablaze near Dease Lake, BC

RCMP say a body discovered nearby not one of the missing teens

A year later, ceremony commemorates victims of the Danforth shooting

It’s the one-year anniversary of when a man opened fire along the bustling street before shooting and killing himself

Second osprey chick dies, Okanagan web cam off

The second chick in an osprey nest featured on the Town of Osoyoos website has died

Japanese Canadians call on B.C. to go beyond mere apology for historic racism

The federal government apologized in 1988 for its racism against ‘enemy aliens’

Fire department helps with body recovery in Okanagan Lake

Penticton fire department assisted the RCMP with the recovery of a body Saturday

Police on scene at Penticton beach

RCMP were at a what is believed to be a crime scene near Skaha Beach Sunday

Most Read