An interactive forum on Wednesday, May 20th will feature all four candidates vying for the one open seat at the Innisfail council table. According to the Innisfail & District Chamber of Commerce, stakeholders may view and ask questions through both Facebook Live and Zoom.
The Innisfail Chamber of Commerce is hosting a virtual candidates forum during the COVID-19 pandemic for the town's upcoming by-election on Wednesday, May 20th.
The Facebook LIVE event will start at 7pm on the Innisfail Chamber's Facebook page. A link will also be available on the Chamber website https://www.innisfailchamber.com/.
The town received four candidate packages prior to the closing date for nominations on April 27th.
The candidates running for the one vacant seat at the council table are Donald Harrison, Daryl Hillman, Jim Kristinson and Patrick Teskey.
The town of Innisfail's bylection will be held on Monday, June 8th and the one polling station will be the Library Learning Centre Community Room.
Advanced voting will take place on Friday, May 29th from 4 unitl 8pm and on Saturday, May 30th from 9am until 4pm.
Following the March 9th council meeting councillor Doug Bos presented his letter of resignation to town of Innisfail Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Todd Becker.
According to the Municipal Government Act (161.1) the resignation of a councillor must be submitted in writing and given to the CAO. It is effective immediately on the date it is received.
In his letter, councillor Bos cited wanting to dedicate more time to his business as the reason for his decision, especially in light of recent economic developments.