Several communities to see election races

The deadline has expired and the nominations are in.
Although district townships had a slow start to candidates stepping forward, several communities will see races in the Nov. 13 municipal election.
The largest race this year will take place in Emo, where Dr. Ingrid Krampetz and former councillor Geoff Pearce are challenging incumbent Ed Carlson for the position of reeve.
And there will be 11 residents vying for the four councillor seats up for grabs.
Residents Gerd O’Sullivan, Vernon Thompson, Glen Kellar, Michelle Marinaro, Herb Johnson, and Frank Szeder Jr. have turned in their nomination papers, joining the list of Daniel Young, Sylvia Hyatt, and Couns. Harriet (Harri) Sheloff, Ken Fisher, and Gary Judson.
Margaret Heyens is looking to retain her seat on the Rainy River District School Board while Wade Desserre would like to maintain his position as the unincorporated representative from the west end of the district on the Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board.
In La Vallee, former reeve Ken McKinnon is challenging incumbent Emily Watson for the position of reeve.
Couns. Freeda Carmody, Jim Belluz, Dale Stamarski, and Len McCormick will be seeking re-election while newcomers Lucille MacDonald, Brian Trimble, and Ross Donaldson also hope to earn one of the four councillor seats.
Meanwhile, Glenda Belluz and Barbara Everett are vying for a seat as a trustee with the Rainy River District School Board.
Over in Alberton, current reeve Mike Hammond has decided to run against Coun. Mike Ford for the head of council while residents Chane Rissman, Peter Spuzak, and Yves DeGagne will challenge Couns. Doug Mitchell and Barb Cournoyer for the four councillor positions.
In Chapple, Coun. Peter Van Heyst is the only candidate running for reeve and will be acclaimed.
Couns. Mark Hyatt (Ward 1) and Rick Neilson (Ward 4) also will be acclaimed while resident George Siemens will challenge Coun. Rilla Race for the seat in Ward 2.
In Ward 3, there will be a battle between Stefan Szeder and James Gibson.
And in Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls, Coun. William Thompson will be acclaimed to the position of mayor while Couns. Chan Motlong and Norbert Dufresne will retain their councillor positions for Ward 1 and Ward 2, respectively.
The two councillor-at-large seats will be a battle between residents Daniel Bouvier, Gale Black, and (Mrs.) Lou Kabel.
The Township of Morley saw some additional last-minute interest.
Where previously only Maury Nielson was seeking a position as councillor, Couns. George Heyens, Bill Romyn, Ken Haw, and Gary Jolicouer, along with newcomer Chris Pollard, will be vying for the four seats.
However, no one filed for the position of reeve.
Nominations will be re-opened today (Oct. 4) from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
And incumbent Northwest Catholic District School Board trustee, Mark Chojko-Bolec, has joined Don Marquis and Kim Desserre in running for the seat.
The election will take place on Monday, Nov. 13. Check at the municipal office in your township for the times and locations.

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