Bri­gus coun­cil has two new faces

The Compass - - SPORTS -

The Bri­gus town coun­cil is back to full strength.

Two po­lit­i­cal new­com­ers, Wayne Broughton and Thomas Ryan Sr., have stepped for­ward to fill the two va­cant seats on coun­cil.

Nom­i­na­tion day was Tues­day, Oct. 29. It was re­quired af­ter only five can­di­dates came for­ward in the lead-up to the Sept. 24 mu­nic­i­pal elec­tions, leav­ing two seats un­filled.

Wayne Broughton is a mem­ber of the fam­ily that op­er­ates a fu­neral home and am­bu­lance ser­vice in the town. Thomas Ryan Sr., is a trades- man cur­rently work­ing in Long Har­bour.

Both will be sworn in dur­ing a reg­u­lar coun­cil meet­ing on Tues­day, Nov. 5.

Ini­tially, four cit­i­zens had stepped for­ward to an­swer the call for nom­i­na­tions, but two later de­clined, negat­ing the need for a by­elec­tion and sav­ing the town some $2,000.

Other mem­bers of coun­cil in­clude Mayor By­ron Rodway, Deputy Mayor Ralph Trick­ett, and coun­cil­lors Greg His­cock, Shears Mercer Jr. and Lorne Youden.

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