Nominatio update

With the nomination deadline now less than a month away, more nominees for the local municipal and school board elections are coming in.
Most recently, Dan Belluz filed his nomination forms for a seat as trustee on the Rainy River District School Board on Monday.
Belluz, who’s just wrapping up another term on the board and has served as chair and vice-chair in the past, has been a trustee for more than 20 years.
Meanwhile, Andrew Hallikas, a former Fort High teacher and long-time local rep with the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, filed his nomination papers to run for council last Wednesday.
Then on Friday, former councillor and 2003 mayoral candidate Sharon Tibbs put in her name to run for council.
She previously served on council for 12 years (1991-2003).
In the mayors’ race, Mayor Dan Onichuk, who filed his nominations papers back in January, so far will be vying against Coun. Roy Avis, who officially declared his bid last Wednesday morning.
As reported in last week’s Times, most of the current council have said they’re likely to run again, with only Coun. Tannis Drysdale saying she still was undecided.
As of yesterday, no one had filed papers to run to be a Fort Frances trustee on the Northwest Catholic District School Board.
Anyone interested in running for mayor, council, or the school boards must file their papers with Clerk Glenn Treftlin at the Civic Centre prior to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29.
Mail-in ballots will be sent out in October. Election day is Monday, Nov. 13. Municipal terms have been increased to four years from three by the province starting with this election.