Election 2014: Campaign begins, just not in Lumby

Armstrong, Coldstream and Lumby mayors acclaimed to another term, as have councillors in Lumby and three RDNO directors

Several politicians don’t have to campaign during the Nov. 15 election campaign.

The mayors of Armstrong, Coldstream and Lumby have been acclaimed to another term, as have all councillors in Lumby and three Regional District of North Okanagan directors.

“It’s fairly unusual to have three mayors not challenged,” said Chris Pieper, Armstrong mayor, of himself, Jim Garlick in Coldstream and Kevin Acton in Lumby.

n In Lumby, there won’t be a civic election because there were just enough candidates to fill the four councillor spots — incumbents Nick Hodge, Lori Mindnich and Randal Ostafichuk and newcomer Julie Pilon.

“It says we’re doing a pretty good job. I hope it’s not because people are not interested in their town,” said Acton.

Pilon hopes to bring a range of experience to Lumby council.

“There are a lot of business opportunities that can be brought forward and I believe I can help with that. I am a doer,” said the community volunteer, adding there should be more focus on tourism.

“We need to take advantage of the opportunities out there. We need to make the community more appealing so people stop.”

n In the RDNO, Bob Fleming is back as BX-Swan Lake director while Mike Macnabb returns as BX-Silver Star director. Hank Cameron takes over from the retiring Eugene Foisy as Cherryville director. Incumbent Rick Fairbairn will face Huguette Allen in rural Lumby and incumbent Jackie Pearase will run against former director Herman Halvorson in rural Enderby.

n While Pieper is acclaimed as Armstrong mayor, there are a dozen candidates for the six councillor seats. They are Kerry Bennington, Paul Britton, Steven Drapala, Shirley Fowler, Helen Jackson, Lance McGregor, Dave McKechnie, Gil Melin, Ron O’Sullivan, Robert Thibeau, John Trainor and Linda Werner.

“The majority are involved in the community and want to be involved more,” said Pieper.

n In Enderby, there is a two-way race for mayor as incumbent Howie Cyr goes up against Greg McCune, a current councillor.

The candidates for the six councillor positions in Enderby are Tundra Baird, Brad Case, Roxanne Davyduke, Raquel Knust, Jim Macknee, Paul McCaig, Brian Schreiner and Shawn Shishido.

n In Spallumcheen, incumbent mayor Janice Brown is going up against former mayor Will Hansma and former councillor Dave Brew.

For councillor are incumbents Andrew Casson, Christine Fraser, Ed Hanoski, Joe Van Tienhoven and Todd York and newcomers Linda Griffin and Christine LeMaire.

 

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