Voters spoke loud and clear on Oct. 24, to elect Clayton Canart as Reeve of the RM of Wallace-Woodworth with 620 votes out of 1082.
Out of three candidates Canart outdistanced former councillor, his closest opposition Sandy Heaman, receiving almost twice as many votes. She did well in Ward 2, trailing Canart by just five votes there. Vince Heaman finished with 110 votes.
The next morning Canart said, “I’m just excited. It’s nice to have the election over. There was a lot of wondering, but I knew it was just going to happen and it would be what it would be. Now it’s kind of exciting to move forward.” He said he’s looking forward to working with the new council.
Throughout the municipality voting was close.
New faces for council this term include Diana MacDonald and Mark Humphries. Incumbents Caldwell, Kinnaird and Stambuski were re-elected. And in the LUD incumbent Bob Good was re-elected.
New Council of RM of Wallace-Woodworth:
Reeve:Clayton Canart 620 votes
Ward 1: Diana MacDonald 194 votes
Valerie Caldwell 153 votes
Ward 2: Rea Kinnaird 359 votes
Mark Humphries 354 votes
Barb Stambuski 331 votes
Ward 3: Denis LaChapelle was acclaimed
LUD Kenton: Dennis Hemrica 62 votes
Bob Good 42 votes
Ratepayers in the RM of Wallace-Woodworth also voted against the opening of a Cannabis retail outlet, with 1061 voters casting a ballot. Nearly 60 per cent said ‘No’ to the question, “Should licensed retail cannabis stores be allowed in the Municipality of Wallace-Woodworth?”