Nominations now open for village councils, school board seats

  • Mon Oct 6th, 2014 1:00pm
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If you’re interested in serving your community through a position on village council, the regional district, the school board or the Gwaii Trust, now is the time to put your name forward. Nominations for local government positions opened Sept. 30 and will close next Friday, Oct. 10, at 4 pm. The election will be held Nov. 15. Twenty-four elected positions are available on Haida Gwaii, plus a further five quasi-elected positions on the Moresby Island Management Committee. Nominations are now open for:One mayor and four councillors in each of the villages of Masset, Port Clements and Queen Charlotte.Five school trustees: one each for Old Massett, Skidegate, North Area (including Masset and Tow Hill). Central Area (including Port Clements and Tlell) and South Area (including Queen Charlotte and Sandspit).Two regional district directors: one for Moresby Island and one for rural Graham Island.Two Gwaii Trust directors: one to represent Sandspit/Moresby Island and one to represent Central Graham Island.Five members of the Moresby Island Management Committee. Except for the Gwaii Trust positions, candidates do not have to live in the area where they are seeking election, but they do have to be Canadian citizens, at least 18 years old, a resident of BC for at least the past six months and not disqualified under the Local Government Act. For the two Gwaii Trust positions, candidates must reside in the area where they are seeking election, either Graham Island Central or Moresby Island. Nomination forms for these positions are available at the village offices in Masset, Port and Queen Charlotte, and at the Sandspit community office. For the two Gwaii Trust positions, nomination forms are available at the Gwaii Trust offices in Old Massett and Skidegate, as well as at the village office in Port and the Sandspit community office.