Candidate cut-off on Friday for election

List of local election candidates keep growing.

NOTE: This list will be updated at the end of the nomination period at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10.

With the end of the local election nomination period coming up, a slew of candidates have submitted their nominations for mayor, city council, regional district and school trustee positions.

As of 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8, the mayoral candidates were:

• Mike Ruttan

• John Douglas (incumbent)

• Jacques Savard

• Hira Chopra

• Kevin Wright

• Cindy Solda

As of 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8, the council candidates were:

• Charles Thomas

• Monty Mearns

• Chris Alemany

• Ian Thomas

• Paul Pley

• Sharie Minions

• James Edwards

• Ron Paulson

• Jack McLeman (incumbent)

• Dennis Sauve

• Annette Clement

• Malcolm Menninga

• Seva Dhaliwal

• Dan Washington (incumbent)

• Penny Cote

• Bill Randles

As of 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, regional district candidates were:

• Mike Kokura (Beaufort, incumbent)

• Penny Cote (Sproat Lake, incumbent)

• Tony Bennett (Long Beach, incumbent)

• Dennis Dalla-Vicenza (Cherry Creek)

• John McNabb (incumbent, Beaver Creek)

• Keith Wyton (Bamfield)

• Lucas Banton (Cherry Creek, incumbent)

As of 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, SD70 school trustee candidates were:

• John Bennie (incumbent)

• Pam Craig (incumbent)

• Dennis Dalla-Vicenza

• Irene Jacobson

• Gaelle Frey (incumbent)

•Larry Ransom (incumbent)

• Michael McLeman

• Gurmail Aujla (West Coast, incumbent)

The nomination period ends at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10.

Candidates can still file their papers by appointment until then at either city hall or the regional district office.

Several all-candidates are already planned. The Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Port Alberni & District Labour Council are hosting two:

• Mayoral candidates on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Barclay Hotel at 4277 Stamp Ave

• Council candidates on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Steelworkers Hall at 4904 Montrose St.

• The ADSS Social Justice 12 class is hosting an all-candidates meeting for both mayoral and council candidates at the ADSS theatre on Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 10:15-11:35 a.m.

All of the all-candidate meetings are free and open to the public.

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