Port aux Basques mayor resigns
Deputy Mayor Todd Strickland accepts chain of office
Citing personal reasons, Mayor Lloyd Mushrow tendered his letter of resignation to the Channel-Port-aux-Basques Town Council on Thursday night, March 9.
Mushrow has been on a leave of absence for several months.
Council immediately introduced and adopted a resolution to have Todd Strickland become mayor.
Councillors Jerome Battiste and Justin Blackler were then nominated for the position of deputy mayor, with Blackler declared the winner after a secret ballot among councillors.
Council also decided they would not be calling a by-election to fill the position left vacant by Mushrow.
Municipal elections are being held across the province this fall and the Port aux Basques council will be back to full strength then.
Todd Strickland (front, centre) now wears the chain of office as Mayor of Channel- Port aux Basques. One of his first duties as mayor on March 9 was to sign a proclamation declaring March 24 as Purple Day, a day to raise awareness about epilepsy. Other members of council are Charlene Blackmore, Justin Blackler, Jerome Battiste, Angela Chaulk and Bruce Burton.