Ban­croft out

The Glengarry News - - FRONT PAGE -

Jim Ban­croft has with­drawn from the race to rep­re­sent Glen­garry and Stor­mont on the Up­per Canada District School Board, cit­ing “on­go­ing health is­sues dat­ing back to the first week of Au­gust.” The South Stor­mont mayor, said his an­nounce­ment “will hope­fully give all res­i­dents the op­por­tu­nity to re­view the in­for­ma­tion on the other can­di­dates, John Dana­her and Mar­shall Wil­son, be­fore cast­ing your bal­lot.” His name will re­main on the bal­lot in the Oc­to­ber 22 elec­tion that will de­cide the suc­ces­sor to Wendy MacPher­son, who is step­ping down af­ter serv­ing four years on the board. “The UCDSB faces many chal­lenges in the near term,” Mr. Ban­croft said Mon­day. “Ru­ral ed­u­ca­tion should never be dis­counted, and main­tain­ing our ru­ral schools lo­cated in our ham­lets and vil­lages must al­ways re­main a pri­or­ity for ev­ery trustee seek­ing your sup­port. I am sure the re­main­ing can­di­dates will also be sup­port­ive. My de­ci­sion did not come eas­ily. How­ever, af­ter dis­cussing with my fam­ily and a few close friends, I feel the res­i­dents de­serve a trustee that will be able to pro­vide the time and en­ergy to meet your ex­pec­ta­tions.”

Happy Thanks­giv­ing

The News of­fice will be closed Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 8 for Thanks­giv­ing. Be­cause of the hol­i­day, the dead­line for our Oc­to­ber 10 edi­tion will be noon Oc­to­ber 5. We will be back on the job as usual at 8:30 a.m. Oc­to­ber 9.

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