Hazelton area candidates prepare for election

The District of New Hazelton Mayor Pieter Weeber won’t be seeking another term as the community’s mayor.

  • Oct. 19, 2011 10:00 a.m.

The District of New Hazelton Mayor Pieter Weeber won’t be seeking another term as the community’s mayor, instead seeking to continue his work as a councillor.

That leaves the mayor’s seat up for grabs and there will be a race between Robert Henwood and Gail Lowry for the job.

Lowry has been on New Hazelton council since 2008, while Henwood has no listed experience on the Civic Info website.

For the six member council, eight candidates are listed.

The incumbents making another go at council are Normand Anderson, George Burns, Braunwyn Henwood, Mike Weeber and Janet Willson.

Others giving it a shot are Richard Simms and Ray Sturney.

In the Village of Hazelton, Alice Maitland has been acclaimed for mayor.

All four incumbents of Hazelton council are also back, with no competition. Those councillors are Wendy Blackstock, Nick Marshall, Shirley Muldon and Charles Smith.

Lynn Newbery has been acclaimed for the Coast Mountain School District trustee for the Hazelton area (Electoral Area 5).

For the Kitimat-Stikine Regional District, it will be a contest who will be the representative of Area B, which includes the Hazeltons. Incumbent Dean Paranich will compete against Linda Pierre.

The Interior News will be accepting answers from candidates on two questions ahead of the election. Those questions can be found in the column on page A6.