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Residents cast their vote in civic elections

Posted on October 19, 2021 by Sunny South News

By Cole Parkinson

With election night come and gone, the Town of Coaldale will see quite a few new faces when council reconvenes later this month.
Unoffical results show Jack Van Rijn winning the mayoral race with 1,729 votes compared to Henry Doeve’s 1,076 mark.
For council, Jason Beekman tallied the most votes at 1,680, followed by Bill Chapman (1,345), Jordan Sailer (1,227), Dale Pickering (1,219), Lisa Reis (1,193), and Jacen Abrey (1,175).
Finishing on just the outside was Rene Van de Vendel (1,129), Jay LaPierre (939), Brad Calder (904), Henry Pauls (885), Calyton Varjassy (831), Wayne Driver (456), and Ilja Kraemer (427).
Results will remain unofficial until Oct. 22.

With 35% voter turnout in Coalhurst, the Town elected a new Mayor, Lyndsey Montina with 398 votes, compared to Ron Lagemaat’s 259 votes. For council, residents elected Deborah Florence (287 votes) Jesse Potrie (268), Heather Wanda Caldwell (295), Barbara Jennifer Edgecombe-Green (197), and Scott Akkermans (253). Finishing just behind in Coalhurst was Brody Prete (221), Chris Evetts (211), Stan Reynolds (141), John Bordyschuk, and Taralynn Craig (127).

Nobleford’s unofficial results saw 268 total ballots cast which were as follows: Joan H Boeder,(194), Marinus de Leeuw (206), Melissa Jensen (152), Byron Kreft (60), Corné Mans (199), and Bill Oudshoorn (232).

Lethbridge County saw Lorne Hickey acclaimed in Division 1 and Tory Campbell acclaimed in Division 2. Mark Sayers (176) defeated Robert Horvath (58) in Division 3 and John Kuerbis (181) was elected in Division 4 over Michael Schooten (117) Division 6 and 7 saw Klaas Vander Veen and Morris Zeinstra acclaimed, respectively.

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