By Andrea Arnold
In last week’s paper, we announced that councillor candidate Kat Vickery had pulled out of the by-election and that the Village was waiting to hear from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs as to what steps needed to be taken next.
On Tuesday, Sept 19th, just a few hours after the Goat went to print, we received a notice from Chief elections officer Sherri Flynn stating that the withdrawal request was approved.
“That request was approved today, and a Ministerial Order was signed to rescind the previous Declaration of Election by Voting, and issue a Declaration of Election by Acclamation,” said Flynn.
This means that Tina Bennett will be sworn in as councillor at an upcoming council meeting. The date of the swearing in has not been determined at this time. Flynn said that Bennett cannot be sworn in until after the original election date of September 30th, pushing the ceremony into October.