Slocan: 2 for mayor, 8 for council

Village of Slocan: Two more candidates stepped forward Tuesday after the nomination deadline was extended.

Two more candidates stepped forward Tuesday to run for Slocan council after the nomination deadline was extended by a day.

An extraordinary situation resulted in a ministerial order extending the nomination deadline in Slocan.

The village was at a stanstill Thursday and Friday as police tried to locate an armed man alleged to have fired a shot at them. Residents were told to stay indoors and traffic was being prevented from entering the village. As a result, anyone wanting to file last-minute nomination papers may not have been able to.

Even without the extension, enough candidates have already signed up to ensure an election for both mayor and council.

Incumbent councillors Hillary Elliott and Jessica Lunn are both running for mayor — guaranteeing that Slocan will elect its fourth woman mayor. Incumbent mayor Madeleine Perriere is running for council along with former mayor John (Burly) Van Bynen, incumbent councillors Patricia McGreal and Jean Patterson, as well as Ezra Buller, Thomas Littley, Kevin Millership, and Joel Pelletier.

McGreal and Pelletier were the two candidates who filed Tuesday.

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