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By: The Nelson Post  09-12-2011
Keywords: high school

The numbers are in and the members for Nelson’s city council are set for the next three years. There was little question about who would be mayor, and John Dooley sang his victory song at his reception at Jackson’s Hole just as so many predicted. The question was council. Five incumbents were in the running, [..]

UPDATE: John Dooley won the mayor’s seat for a third term. Joining him around the council table will be Robin Cherbo, Deb Kozak, Bob Adams, Donna Macdonald and new councillors Paula Kiss and Candace Batycki. Marg Stacey, an incumbent, lost her seat on council. Charles Jeanes, another candidate for council, did not win a seat.

The Nelson Post offers voters a collection of the coverage of candidates for the city’s municipal election. Below are links to the various stories about the candidates, presented in alphabetical order. Election day is Saturday, Nov. 19, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Central School. Watch the Nelson Post for a live blog of the [..]

Voters will get to see where candidates for Nelson’s city council stand on issues surrounding sustainability and the environment next week during a forum jointly hosted by Inthekoots and the West Kootenay EcoSociety.

The forum is on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Nelson United Church sanctuary, 602 Silica St.

Amidst the usual forums and speeches from candidates for Nelson’s council comes speed candi-dating, a unique opportunity to sit down one-to-one and chat with those who want to lead Nelson for the next three years.

Come find your municipal match.

Come voting day, the Nelson electorate will be faced with a new kind of ballot, one that may remind them of their high school days, and one that will cut hours out of the counting to find out who will be the new civic leaders.

To vote with the new system, voters have to colour in a circle beside their choice. The ballot is then fed into a machine that counts the votes and keeps a tally that will be ready immediately once all the votes are in.

There are several forums scheduled for this fall’s municipal election. The West Kootenay EcoSociety and Inthekoots start the series off on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Nelson United Church sanctuary, 602 Silica St. This forum will focus on sustainability issues as they relate to the City of Nelson. Delegates will be [..]

There’s a three-way race for mayor with incumbent John Dooley facing challengers John Mercredi and Richard Rowberry. It should be noted Rowberry is running as possessed by the spirit of John Houston, Nelson’s first mayor. Read more about Rowberry at the Nelson Star.

There are eight contenders for the six councillor positions. Seeking a return to office are Bob Adams, Donna Macdonald, Margaret Stacey, Robin Cherbo and Deb Kozak. Candace Batycki, Paula Kiss and Charles Jeanes are also running for council.

Keywords: high school