Nominations slowely being filed in district

With the nomination deadline looming just over a week away, some district municipalities are slowly seeing its residents or current council step forward once again.
But, for now, the Township of Emo is the only community preparing for a race for the positions of councillor and reeve.
Dr. Ingrid Krampetz recently filed her nomination papers and will run against current reeve Ed Carlson, who is seeking re-election on Nov. 13.
Couns. Harriet (Harri) Sheloff, Ken Fisher, and Gary Judson have filed nomination papers for re-election while newcomers Daniel Young and Sylvia Hyatt also have decided to vie for the four seats on council.
Margaret Heyens, meanwhile, is looking to retain her seat on the Rainy River District School Board.
It was noted there could be more nominations yet to come, since several forms have been picked up but not yet returned to the municipal office.
In Chapple, Stefan Szeder and James Gibson are running for the Ward 3 seat on council. As well, Coun. Mark Hyatt (Ward 1) has joined Couns. Rilla Race (Ward 2) and Rick Neilson (Ward 4) on the list of those running for council there.
Coun. Peter Van Heyst still is the only candidate filed for the position of reeve.
The Township of La Vallee also has seen two more nominations filed over the past two weeks—current councillors Freeda Carmody and Jim Belluz will be seeking re-election.
Reeve Emily Watson has yet to see any competition for her position.
Glenda Belluz and Barbara Everett are vying for a seat as a trustee with the Rainy River District School Board.
Over in the Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls, only one nominee has filed papers so far—Coun. Chan Motlong (Ward 1) for councillor.
And in Morley, only Maury Nielson is seeking a seat on council so far while Don Marquis has filed to run for a seat with the Northwest Catholic District School Board.
The Township of Alberton has not seen any more interest in council positions, with Coun. Doug Mitchell looking to retain his seat while Coun. Mike Ford is hoping to take over the position of reeve.
Several municipal clerks have noted it is not uncommon for nomination papers to be filed within the last week before the deadline—or even on the final day.
But they do hope to see interest continue to trickle in.
Those interested in running for a seat on council or the local school boards are asked to contact the municipal clerk in their community.
The deadline to file nomination papers is next Friday (Sept. 29).

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