Cumberland voters will elect a mayor for first time in a decade

Mayor and all four incumbent councillors seeking re-election

For the first time in three elections, Cumberland voters will have to elect a mayor.

Incumbent Leslie Baird, who was acclaimed in each of the previous two elections, has a challenger, in Eduardo Uranga.

All four incumbent councillors are seeking re-election, as well as three newcomers.

The list of council candidates includes (in alphabetical order) Vickey Brown, Jesse Ketler, Roger Kishi, Eric Krejci, Ian McLean, Gwyn Sproule and Sean Sullivan.

Ketler, Kishi, Sproule and Sullivan are the incumbents.

Sarah Jane Howe and Laurel Rankin are seeking the (one) school trustee position.

The following referendum question will also be on the ballot: “Are you in favour of ‘Wastewater Upgrade Project Loan Authorization Bylaw, No. 1084, 2018’ to authorize the Village of Cumberland to borrow up to $4,400,000, including interest, over a period not exceeding 20 years in order to finance the construction of an upgraded lagoon wastewater treatment plant?

Advance voting will be available Wednesday, Oct. 10, and Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

at Cumberland council chambers (2675 Dunsmuir Ave.)

Special Voting will be open to qualified electors who are patients or residents of the Cumberland Lodge on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m. to noon.

Voting on election day (Oct. 20) will take place at Cumberland Cultural Centre,

2674 Dunsmuir Ave., from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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