District of Vanderhoof - Message

January/February 2013

What is happening on February 16?

On Saturday, February 16, there will be a BY-ELECTION and REFERENDUM. Those who are eligible to vote can cast their ballots at the Friendship Centre between the hours of 8am and 8pm. There are three candidates running for the open Councillor position: Marje Makow, John Murphy, and Peet Vahi. The successful candidate will hold the Councillor position for the remainder of this municipal term, which ends in November 2014.

As well on the 16th, residents of the District of Vanderhoof and residents of the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako Area “F” will be asked to vote on the Referendum question. The referendum is seeking the publics approval to allow the District of Vanderhoof Council to borrow $4 million to be used towards the construction of an Aquatic Centre. The Regional District Area “F” voters will be asked to approve the establishment of a Vanderhoof Swimming Pool Contribution Service which will contribute to the annual cost of the Aquatic Centre in Vanderhoof.

If you are First Nation and you live on a reserve within the Regional District Area “F” and you are otherwise eligible to vote, you can vote in the Regional District referendum.

We encourage you to learn more about the candidates and the Pool Referendum. The democratic process works best when as many people as possible exercise their right to vote.

If you can not make the February 16 voting date, there is an advance poll on February 6th at the District of Vanderhoof office (160 Connaught Street) from 8am-8pm. If you are someone who has difficulty with mobility, there is “curb side” voting available. Please contact the District of Vanderhoof office for more information on curb side voting (250-567-4711).