Anmore residents will now only be voting for a mayor in next month’s civic election — set for Oct. 15.
As of this publication (Sept. 20), they'll no longer be casting ballots for village councillors.
Two candidates withdrew their nomination papers for council last week — John Burgess and Coun. Timothy Laidler — meaning the four remaining contenders will be acclaimed for the next term.
Polly Krier, Kim Trowbridge and Paul Weverink, as well as newcomer Douglas Richardson, officially make up the Anmore village council of the next four years.
Meanwhile, in Belcarra, Penny Moen also withdrew her nomination documents for council.
The village race is now made up of Jamie Ross and Dr. Colm Cole for mayor.
For council, five candidates remain on the ballot for four council positions: incumbents Carolina Clark and Liisa Wilder, along with contenders Joe Elworthy, Janet Ruzycki and Ben Shoolestani.
Kerri Palmer Isaak was acclaimed at the nomination period deadline, 4 p.m. on Sept. 9, and retains her seat as the villages' representative on School District 43's (SD43) board of education.
Anmore is set to host an all-candidates meeting on Sept. 27 at Anmore Elementary from 7 to 9 p.m. — hosted by the Anmore Times.
It's not known to the Tri-City News, as of this publication, if Belcarra will host its own forum ahead of the Oct. 15 election.
Both villages are hosting an advanced voting poll on Oct. 5 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.:
- Anmore = Anmore Elementary School (30 Elementary Rd.)
- Belcarra = Belcarra Municipal Hall (4084 Bedwell Bay Rd.)
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