Port Hardy votes Oct. 22 for new councillor and a new swimming pool

Port Hardy residents will be able to vote on a new pool and a new councillor in October.

Port Hardy residents and property owners will have the opportunity to vote on a new pool and a new councillor in October.

At their regular meeting Aug. 9, District of Port Hardy council agreed to hold a by-election on Oct. 22 to replace Councillor Jessie Hemphill, who has resigned her position effective Sept. 30.

The nomination period for councillor candidates opens at 9 a.m. on Sept. 6 and closes at 4 p.m. Sept. 16. Packages will be available starting Aug. 17 at the Municipal Hall or online at www.porthardy.ca The Assent Voting (referendum) for the new pool will be held the same day. Advance polls will be held Oct. 12, 20 and 21.

Director of Corporate & Development Services Heather Nelson-Smith was appointed Chief Election Officer and Susan Bjarnason Deputy Chief. The election and referendum process is expected to cost the district between $5,000 and $7,000.

A date has also been set for the Multiplex Open House. It will be held on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Civic Centre.