Municipal Election Nomination Period Ends

Time's up for prospective councillors, mayors, or school board trustees to launch a bid for upcoming fall municipal elections - with one possible exception.
Chapleau has confirmed its candidates, with two for mayor - first-term incumbent Michael Levesque and Ryan Bignucolo, a candidate in the 2014 mayoral race - while six are up for four Council seats: incumbent Gerard Bernier; Rick Smith - who was appointed to Council in early 2017; Lisi Bernier, a former councillor and now acting vice principal at Chapleau High School; Nicolle Schuurman, the principal at Chapleau Public School; Natalie Tessier, the principal of Our Lady of Fatima elementary school; and Alex Lambruschini.
Wawa's uncertified list has only first-term incumbent Ron Rody up for mayor - suggesting he may be acclaimed - while seven people compete for four Council seats: second-term incumbent Bill Chiasson; Sandra Weitzel, who was appointed in February 2017; Pat Tait, who was sworn-in in April; Cathy Cannon and Robert Reece, who both expressed interest at the time but were not chosen; and James Brown and Mitch Hatfield.
Dubreuilville's uncertified list also has one mayoral candidate - second-term councillor Beverly Nantel - and six people for four Council seats: incumbents Leandre Moore and Helene Perth, former councillors Chantal Croft and Hermyle Langlois, and first-time candidates Alain Cyr and Nancy Dery (Rioux).
Candidates will be certified by late Monday afternoon.
As for local school boards, longtime English Public trustee Russell Reid is up against former Michipicoten First Nation Chief Joe Buckell for the local seat on the Algoma District School Board; incumbent Garry Bruneau and Luc Tessier both want to represent Chapleau, Wawa, and White River on the local French Separate board, Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario; and incumbent Roger Lemoyne and Leo Raymond were both seeking to represent Dubreuilville and Hornepayne on the French Separate board.
Dubreuilville's uncertified list has only a single nominee for local French Public board trustee: Josee Bouchard, a trustee with Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l'Ontario since 2007.
No local candidate's been reported for the English Separate board, the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board - that could mean an extension to that nomination period.
The municipal election date for all of Ontario is October 22nd.