McLennan byelection still proceeding April 20

Richard Froese
South Peace News

The Town of McLennan is going ahead with a byelection scheduled for April 20 despite restrictions in the [COVID-19] pandemic.

“As long as we keep social distancing and public gathering rules, we can still hold the byelection,” returning officer Lorraine Willier says.

The Town got the green light from Municipal Affairs March 30 for the byelection.

“We will proceed with the byelection, take precautions and follow the steps,” says Willier, town CAO.

Social gatherings are limited to 15 people in a room while people are required to be at least six feet apart under orders by Alberta Health Services and provincial and federal regulations.

Terry Calliou, former councillor Margaret Jacob and former town CAO Tammy Stout are running for the seat.

They are seeking to fill a vacant seat after Issac Kocherla resigned in January because he moved out of the region.

For more election information, visit the Town website at or phone (780) 324-3065.

The next council meeting after the election is May 11.

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