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Advance voting starting next week
Coquitlam voters can head to the polls as early as next Wednesday to vote in the Oct. 26 council byelection.
Advance voting begins on Oct. 16 at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Other early voting opportunities are on Saturday, Oct. 19 and 25 at Pinetree community centre; and Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Poirier community centre.
Eleven candidates are vying for two seats on city council left vacant after Linda Reimer and Selina Robinson were elected MLAs in May's provincial election. They are:
• Michael Bell
• Ben Craig
• Ben B.H. Kim
• Barrie Lynch
• Doug Macdonell
• Kevin Startin
• Teri Towner
• Chris Wilson
• Vincent Wu
• Kurt Zaporozan
• Bonita Zarrillo
For more details on the byelection, call 604-927-3025 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, two all-candidates' meetings are scheduled next week:
• The Tri-Cities' Chamber of Commerce will host a gathering on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the David Lam campus of Douglas College, 1250 Pinetree Way;
• and the Burquitlam Community Association will have its meeting on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at Sir Frederick Banting middle school, 820 Banting St.