2018 mu­nic­i­pal elec­tion can­di­date roundup

South Bruce Penin­sula

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The On­tario mu­nic­i­pal elec­tion is fast ap­proach­ing, with elec­tion day on Oct. 22.

Here’s a roundup of mu­nic­i­pal can­di­dates in South Bruce Penin­sula and North­ern Bruce Penin­sula. The in­for­ma­tion be­low is ab­bre­vi­ated and gath­ered from can­di­date in­ter­views with the Wiar­ton Echo, all-can­di­date meet­ings and cam­paign lit­er­a­ture (in print and on­line). For more in­for­ma­tion, please visit the in­di­vid­ual can­di­dates’ web­sites, can­di­dacy Face­book pages and other so­cial me­dia sites (for those who have them). For sto­ries based on in­ter­views with in­di­vid­ual can­di­dates, visit the Wiar­ton Echo web­site or for links to sto­ries, visit the Wiar­ton Echo Face­book page. In South Bruce Penin­sula, vot­ing is done solely by a pa­per bal­lot – ei­ther mailed or dropped off at the town hall; visit the town’s web­site for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

In North­ern Bruce Penin­sula, res­i­dents may vote ei­ther on­line or by tele­phone, on Oct. 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 22 at the mu­nic­i­pal of­fice, ac­cord­ing to the mu­nic­i­pal web­site at press time. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. north­bru­cepenin­sula.ca

MAY­ORAL CAN­DI­DATES Jan­ice Jack­son (in­cum­bent)

Pri­or­i­ties: com­mer­cial, re­tail and res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ment; in­ves­ti­gate fea­si­bil­ity of aquatic and well­ness cen­tre; high speed in­ter­net through­out town; bring in food trucks

Lois Keays

Pri­or­i­ties: coun­cil col­lab­o­ra­tion and diplo­macy; en­cour­ag­ing eco­nomic di­ver­sity; man­age tourism keep­ing bio­sphere con­cepts in mind; use value added con­cepts to di­ver­sify and de­velop lo­cal in­dus­tries

Neil Richard­son

Pri­or­i­ties: mak­ing coun­cil meet­ings more ac­ces­si­ble; more ac­tiv­i­ties for youth; quicker re­sponse time from town to res­i­dent re­quests; more first re­spon­ders dur­ing tourist sea­son

John Sch­nurr

Pri­or­i­ties: in­crease num­ber of coun­cil mem­bers; bring in­vest­ment to com­mu­nity; de­velop lo­cal econ­omy; re­ju­ve­nate Wiar­ton wa­ter­front; part­ner with Ge­or­gian Bluffs to de­velop an in­dus­trial park at Wiar­ton Kep­pel Air­port; at­tract youth

Ana Vukovic (in­cum­bent)

Pri­or­i­ties: bring “ci­vil­ity and re­spect” back to coun­cil; more en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly beach main­te­nance at Sauble Beach; re­spon­si­ble spend­ing; main­tain roads, services and in­fra­struc­ture

DEPUTY MAYOR CAN­DI­DATES Jay Kirk­land (in­cum­bent)

Pri­or­i­ties: rep­re­sent­ing the en­tire town; re­vi­tal­iz­ing Sauble Beach; roads and bridges; a long-term vi­sion for coun­cil

Jeff Leonard

Pri­or­i­ties: shut­tle trol­ley at Sauble Beach; in­crease lo­cal pub­lic tran­sit


Pri­or­i­ties: open com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween coun­cil and res­i­dents; pro­mot­ing SBP; in­creased po­lice pres­ence; team­work amongst coun­cil mem­bers

Kathy Durst

Pri­or­i­ties: en­gag­ing res­i­dents, en­sur­ing they have an op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in de­ci­sion-mak­ing; an in­door pool/ac­tiv­ity cen­tre for town; sup­port­ing com­mu­nity fes­ti­vals and events

Ann Marie Had­cock

Pri­or­i­ties: help small busi­nesses thrive; mul­ti­plex in­door pool/walk­ing track for the town; more ameni­ties and en­ter­tain­ment; more year-round econ­omy

Caleb Hull

Pri­or­i­ties: more ecofriendly man­age­ment plan for Sauble Beach; re­visit elec­toral sys­tem; in­creased com­mu­nity en­gage­ment, pos­si­bly via live streamed coun­cil meet­ings; side­walks and in­fra­struc­ture

Paul McKen­zie (in­cum­bent)

Pri­or­i­ties: Pri­or­i­ties: have a sta­ble voice at the ta­ble, make de­ci­sions based on com­mon sense; coun­cil mem­bers that get along with each other; lis­ten to all views; make de­ci­sions that are good for the com­mu­nity; open the town to de­vel­op­ment; enhance town ser­vice de­liv­ery

Tyler Olm­sted

Pri­or­i­ties: new, youth­ful voices on coun­cil; free park­ing for res­i­dents; an am­bu­lance sta­tion at Sauble Beach; food trucks; rep­re­sent­ing every com­mu­nity within mu­nic­i­pal­ity

Don Standen

Pri­or­i­ties: be­ing ac­count­able, de­pend­able; ful­fill­ing a long-held wish to rep­re­sent the en­tire com­mu­nity at the coun­cil ta­ble; mu­nic­i­pal spend­ing and ac­count­abil­ity

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