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Meeting the candidates running for PAB council

Top row, from left: Jerome Battiste, Jim Lane, Chester Coffin. 2nd row: Gwen Davis, Melvin Keeping, Stephen Osmond. 3rd row: René Roy, Todd Strickland, Warren Willis. Bottom row: Mark Andrews, Terry Ingram.

By RYAN KING – with files from Jaymie L. White

Note: This story has been updated.

SOUTHWEST COAST – Municipal elections are scheduled to be held on Tuesday, Sept. 28.

In Port aux Basques there are a total of 11 candidates vying for only 6 council seats. Leading them will be Brian Button, who was acclaimed as Mayor on nomination day, August 31 after no rival candidate stepped forward. Current Mayor John Spencer has chosen not to seek re-election.

In Isle aux Morts, no elections are necessary as all councillors have been decided through acclamation. Forming the next council are the following: John Coley Jr., Tonya Harvey, Thomas Herritt, Nelson Lillington, and Damon Organ.

In Rose Blanche – Harbour Le Cou, the candidates for Council are Gary Bateman, Fred Billard, Clayton Durnford, Gordon Edwards, Mona Harris, Jennifer Keeping, Henry Lawrence, Craig Savoury, and Frank Touchings. As with previous years, the Mayor will be elected at the first meeting of the new council.

Nominations for Burnt Islands Town Council will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 7 at the Town Office, after which candidates will be announced.

More in-depth interviews with candidates from all towns in this region will appear in subsequent editions of The Wreckhouse Weekly.

Interviews with Federal election candidates are also scheduled.

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