Castlegar by-election set for Saturday, September 14

Resignation of Russ Hearne means another local will compete for council seat

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For those who may have missed the council briefs story from July 3, here’s a quick rundown of the upcoming by-election in Castlegar.

Carolyn Rempel, Chief Election Officer for the by-election, laid out the timelines for candidates wishing to come forward for city council.

The by-election was called due to the resignation of Russ Hearne and will take place on Saturday, September 14.

“Starting on Thursday, July 11, the first ads will come out in the paper for the notice of the nomination period,” said Rempel on Friday, July 5. “That’s when people can start coming in to City Hall and picking up the nomination papers. The window for them to actually file and declare as candidates starts on July 30 at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 9.”

She said candidates need to be aware of a number of requirements under the Local Government Act.

“I do meet with all of the people when they come in to pick up their packages, just to go over what the rules and regulations are,” she said. “From time to time there are things that come up, usually regarding placement of elections signs and that kind of thing; it’s usually pretty minor.”

Watch the Castlegar News for interviews with those running.