Gwaii Trust election Nov. 20

  • Oct. 20, 2004 8:00 a.m.

Sandspit residents will be going to the polls Nov. 20 to vote for a Gwaii Trust Society director.
Two candidates are running, said chief election officer Janet Beil: Graham Evenson and current Gwaii Trust director Warren Foster. Interestingly, these are the exact same two candidates who ran in the last Gwaii Trust election, two years ago. (Mr. Foster won that one by a vote of 139-47.)
In Central Graham Island ñ which includes Port Clements and Tlell ñ Delina Myles has been acclaimed as the Gwaii Trust director. The current Gwaii Trust representative, Jack Miller, who was acclaimed in 2002, is not running again.
Sandspit and Central Graham Island are the only areas which elect their Gwaii Trust representatives. The other communities which hold seats on the eight-member board ñ North and South Graham Island, Old Massett, Skidegate and the Council of the Haida Nation ñ appoint their directors.
The Gwaii Trust Society controls a multi-million dollar trust fund, and distributes the interest generated by the fund to projects which benefit the islands.