Rimbey town council byelection coming in October

Politically minded residents who want to throw their hat into the political ring should give the matter some thought

Politically minded residents who want to throw their hat into the political ring should give the matter some thought, because nomination day for a seat on Rimbey town council is fast approaching.

At its July 28 meeting, council set nomination day as Sept. 8 and candidates can file nomination papers at the town office from 10 a.m. until noon.

A byelection is to be held Oct. 6 at the Peter Lougheed Community Centre from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

An advanced vote is to be scheduled which has been tentatively scheduled for Sat. Oct. 4 at Parkland Manor at a time yet to be determined. An institutional vote for extended care residents will also be held at the extended care facility of the Rimbey Hospital. The date and times of the institutional vote is yet to be determined.

Mayor Rick Pankiw said he is pleased to see advance polls set up at the long-term care as six residents had complained after the previous election that they did not have an opportunity to vote.

Council has allocated $3,000 from the unrestricted surplus to cover the cost of the byelection and CAO Lucien Cloutier has been appointed as the returning officer.

The vacancy on council came up when Einar Olsen stepped down as a councillor as he was no longer a Rimbey resident.

 

Just Posted

Influenza hits hard in Alberta

Flu season hits hard

UPDATE: Highway 2 lanes were closed due to milk truck fire near Millet

A southbound truck hauling milk and cartons collided with a bridge

Ice fishing enjoyed by all

Crestomere 4-H members enjoy ice fishing

Major announcement planned for Tuesday at Westerner Park

Hopes are that the CFR will be relocating to Red Deer

Volunteers busy

Volunteers at Pas Ka Poo Park

Volunteers busy

Volunteers at Pas Ka Poo Park

John ‘Chick’ Webster, believed to be oldest living former NHL player, dies

Webster died Thursday at his home in Mattawa, Ont., where he had resided since 1969

Bad timing: Shutdown spoils Trump’s one-year festivities

Trump spends day trying to hash out a deal with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

Las Vegas shooter acted alone, exact motive still undetermined: Sheriff

Stephen Paddock was behind the gunfire that killed 58 people including two Canadians

Botox, bomb shelters, and the blues: one year into Trump presidency

A look into life in Washington since Trump’s inauguration

Suspected Toronto serial killer targeting gay community arrested

A 66-year-old man is charged with first-degree murder in disappearance of two Toronto men

Barenaked Ladies, Steven Page, to be inducted into Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Canadian band to get top honours at 2018 JUNO Awards

B.C. out of the running for Amazon’s next headquarters

Toronto is the only Canadian city left in the running despite the province backing Metro Vancouver’s bid for new Amazon headquarters

Post interest rate hike debt tips

What to do about your debt and mortgages after the interest rate hike

Most Read