Three county councillors re-elected by acclamation
LARGE CANDIDATE FIELD IN DIDSBURY, CARSTAIRS
Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 11:00 am
Incumbent Mountain View County councillors Bruce Beattie (Division 4), Al Kemmere (Division 9) and Duncan Milne (Division 3) have been re-elected by acclamation.
The re-elections came when no one else filed nomination papers in the men’s respective divisions on Sept. 18. Voters go to the polls across the province Oct. 16.
There will elections in the other four divisions in Mountain View County.
Division 1 incumbent Jeremy Sayer is facing off against challenger Dwayne Fulton; Division 2 incumbent Patricia McKean is facing off against challenger Greg Harris; and Division 5 incumbent Angela Aalbers is facing off against challenger Robin Tutor.
Division 6 councillor Ken Heck did not seek re-election. There are three candidates in that division: Peggy Johnson, Wim Nan and Jodi Orr.
CREMONA COUNCIL ACCLAMED
All five candidates for seats on Village of Cremona council were acclaimed. They are Mayor Tim Hagen, and incumbent councillors Joseph Shi, Sonia Temple and Robert Reid and newcomer Bonnie Scribner.
DIDSBURY FIELDS 17 COUNCIL CANDIDATES
In Didsbury there are five candidates for mayor. They are Rhonda Hunter, Joyce McCoy, Keegon McPherson, Rick Mousseau and Norm L. Quantz.
There are 17 candidates for Didsbury council. They are LaVar Adams, John Baswick, Mike Caughy, Mel Crothers, Robert Davidson, Curtis Engel, Garth Hollinger, Wilfred (Wil) Helkenberg, Dorothy Moore, Kim Moore, Gail Nowlan, Deborah Patten, Dany Piepgrass, Erhard Poggemiller, Pat Rowden, Sheila Schultz and Bill Windsor.
CARSTAIRS HAS SEVEN COUNCIL CANDIDATES
In Carstairs there are two candidates for mayor: Lance Colby and Cameron Tolley.
There are seven candidates for Carstairs council. They are Dean Allan, Rick Blair, Al Gil, Bob Green, Marty Ratz, Shannon Wilcox and Rhonda Kraemer-Wise.
CHINOOK’S EDGE SCHOOL DIVISION
In the Chinook’s Edge School Division six current trustees were acclaimed. They are Joe-Anne Knispel-Matejka, Colleen Butler, Holly Bilton, Allan Tarnoczi, Trudy James and Gord Kerr.
In Ward 2 Sherry Cooper is facing off against Brian Constantine; in Ward 5 Connie Huelsman is facing off against Sandra Shippelt; and in Ward 9 Sheldon Ball is facing off against Melissa Copley.
REEVE OUTLINES SOME PLANS
After being elected in Mountain View County for a third term on September 16, Reeve Bruce Beattie said there are number issues and projects facing the municipality over the next four years.
“We’ve got issues on the table right now but I think we will face them fine,” said Beattie. “I am interested in working with the provincial government toward meeting the needs of our constituents.
“The new (provincial) Municipal Government Act is certainly going to impact how we operate. I’m looking forward to continuing our working relationships with the towns and our surrounding counties. We are also looking for a stronger initiative to a more regional approach to our planning.”
Councillor Al Kemmere, elected to a fifth term, said he looks forward to continuing work already underway.
“I’m looking forward to another four years working with council to advance municipal issues,” said Kemmere, who said he plans to host an open house in the coming weeks in his division.
Councillor Duncan Milne, elected to a third term, said having at least three incumbents returning to council will helpful in ensuring council works well.
“I look forward to continuing on with the work that we’ve been doing. The last four years have been a strong and cohesive council and I hope that we can build on that,” said Milne.
Candidates have until noon on Sept. 19 to withdraw their respective nominations.