Rural Municipality of Kindersley to hold byelections


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Only the eligible voters in Division 3 and Division 10 are to get their voices heard at next week’s Election Day poll

Kenneth Brown
of The Clarion

Residents of two divisions in the Rural Municipality of Kindersley are heading to the polls next week. The byelection has two candidates running in each division.

The byelection takes place on Oct. 18 at the RM of Kindersley administration office from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Only the eligible voters in Division 3 and Division 10 are to get their voices heard at next week’s Election Day poll.

Rural municipalities have staggered terms on council, so general elections are held every other year. Voters went to the polls in 2016 to elect a reeve and councillors in odd-numbered divisions, and the voters in even-numbered divisions will head to the polls in 2018 to elect councillors for the divisions.

The two candidates for Division 3 are Gordon Casswell and Norman Wiggins. The candidates are vying to replace former councillor John Thiessen, who has resigned from the position after being re-elected in 2016.

The two candidates for Division 10 are Wesley Becker and Darin Wildman. The candidates are vying to replace former councillor Gordon Denney, who is moving away from the area and would not be able to continue in the role, according to an administrative official.

For more on this story, please see the Oct. 11 print edition of The Clarion.

© Kindersley Clarion

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