Canart new reeve in Wallace-Woodworth

Close race in the RM

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.

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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?”


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