Clock Now Ticking Towards McBride By-Election
McBride, B.C. – The Village of McBride Mayor and Councillor Rick Thompson, have approved the appointment of a Chief Electoral Officer and a Deputy Electoral officer.
The appointments were made at a special meeting of McBride Council this week.
The Chief Election Officer is Karla Jensen who is the Corporate Officer for the Regional District of Fraser Fort George. The Deputy is Isabell Hadford, the municipal advisor appointed by the Province to assist the Village of McBride in the wake of the resignations of three councillors.
The appointments of the two elections positions means the clock is now ticking towards a by-election. A by-election must be held within 80 days following the naming of the Elections Officers, and must be held on a Saturday. That means the by-election must take place no later than March 4th and that is the favoured date.
The By Election will see three councillor positions available as three had resigned in November leaving just Mayor Loranne Martin and Councillor Rick Thompson.
Tomorrow, the Notice of Nomination will run in both the Valley Sentinel and Robson Valley Goat newspapers.
It sure would be nice to hear the views of McBride residents on this topic.
Sounds like some sketchy things going on in the small town.
Indeed. We haven’t heard anything about why the three councillors resigned. Is it just an accident that three of them didn’t have the time to do the job, or are there deeper problems with that Council?
Are they proud of their little hamlet? Makes ya wonder what is going on around there. You would think somebody would take the initiative and get the show on the road and bring closure to this. Let the media know, why did the councillors quit. In-house squabbles? Why aren’t the councillors doing something about it!?
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