Deadline fast-approaching for RDN’s Area G byelection

Just one candidate declared so far

The deadline is fast approaching to submit nominations for director of Electoral Area G in the Regional District of Nanaimo.

The nomination period for the byelection on Oct. 5, with advanced voting opportunities on Sept. 15, will close at 4 p.m. on Aug. 30.

So far only one person, Lehann Wallace, has come forward to declare her candidacy for Electoral Area G director. The position became vacant when director Clarke Gourlay passed away after a tragic hiking accident in Strathcona Park in July.

Wallace garnered the second-highest vote total in the last municipal election, behind Gourlay. The third candidate was Duane Round, who indicated that he will not be vying for the director’s position in the byelection.

Electoral area directors may be elected by acclamation, in the case of a single qualified candidate, or by voting where there is more than one qualified candidate.

Nomination forms are available at the Legislative Services Department, Regional District of Nanaimo, located at 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, B.C., V9T 6N2. You can submit the forms by hand, mail or delivery service. You can also send it by fax (250-390-4163) or by email (vote@rdn.bc.ca).

READ MORE: Parksville family climbs highest mountain peak in North America

— NEWS Staff

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter 

Just Posted

2019 Federal election: Courtenay-Alberni candidates address seniors issues

“What are your party’s plans to ease the stress realized by seniors on fixed incomes?”

WATCH: Jordan now a key member on staff at Parksville business

Disability Awareness Month celebrated around province

RDN wants to play role in Ballenas track upgrade

Bringing dilapidated facility up to standard could cost close to $1M

Qualicum Beach joins in on global climate strike

Participants urge government to adequately address climate crisis

Coombs athlete, 91, brings home five gold medals from 55+ BC Games

Buschhaus now has 217 career senior games medals

VIDEO: A moment to remember during the World Lacrosse Men’s Indoor Championship in B.C.

Diego Hernandez Valenzuela’s team lost, but he felt like a winner Saturday

B.C. Lions hype-man marks 15 years of cheers

Crazy P cheers, chants, bangs his drum and spreads a message of love

Island music trivia tournament a hit on World Alzheimer’s Day

More than $13,000 raised by people naming that tune

PHOTOS: Steller sea lion with plastic around neck rescued on Vancouver Island

Rescue staff determined the plastic band cut the protected animal’s neck approximately two inches

B.C. VIEWS: School officials join fact-free ‘climate strike’

Students, public get distorted picture of greenhouse gases

Handgun crackdown, health spending and transit plans latest campaign promises

Friday was the end of a busy week on the campaign trail

B.C. woman photographs massive ant swarm on Abbotsford driveway

She asked what the ants were doing? The answer: war

Iconic 90s TV show ‘Friends’ celebrates 25th anniversary

The iconic, decade-long television show aired its first episode 25 years ago today

Most Read