Byelection

The byelection for a director to represent Electoral Area C on the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) Board is set for June 4.
The chief election officer will set the byelection date, as well as the nomination period for interested candidates. The RDN said it will announce the dates as soon as they are confirmed.
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“I am truly honoured to be able to serve our community in this capacity,” said Coun. Anne Skipsey after taking her oath of office.
Anne Skipsey will be sworn in as councillor at the May 27 regular meeting.
“We are pleased to see the civic spirit of our community thriving despite the perilous time we find ourselves in with the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Chief Election Officer Heather Svensen.
A letter expressing intent not to attend was signed by four of the five candidates and sent by Ron Everard, who said he is a volunteer with candidate Anne Skipsey’s campaign.
We have had the date of May 3 set for this forum since the beginning of the election campaign and plan to move forward wit the event for whichever candidates choose to attend.
“I have dealt with politicians all my life and I know how it works, but I also know that a lot of politicians miss the mark when it comes to what they really should be looking at,” said Brian Denbigh.
“I really like to involve myself in the town, I love this place. The feel of it, the community spirit, the village,” said Peter Kent, who will run in the byelection. Follow Oceanside News for full coverage on all candidates.

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