Election ’22

It’s early Saturday morning – and yes, still transcribing! I spoke with all the councillors this week except Rainer Udala, who has not returned four emails (but is still welcome to participate).

I’ll post as I go, but If you scroll down, you’ll see info on each candidate and links to my interview with them. I’ve also added a page for each candidate, and you’ll find their bios, press releases and info they provide. Happy researching!

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Candidates hosting events:⬇️

Kevin Bennet is hosting a UBCO lecture on “What is a Garden Community” on Thursday October 6

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An all-candidates debate will take place October 3:

What is the Peachland Community Debate Committee? From what I’ve been told / my understanding, it’s made up of people from different non-profits here in town. Greg Sewell, president of the Chamber of Commerce sent me the above info, but I’ve also been told the Chamber isn’t hosting / in charge of the debate. According to a Facebook post by one of the members, Kym Martin, the committee also includes Heidi Slyngbom, Adriana Preston, Geoff Trafford and Curtis Urlacher.

Advance polls are open Wednesday, Oct 5 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the same hours on the following Wednesday, Oct 12. General voting day is Saturday October 15 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. All voting is done at the Peachland Community Centre (4450 6th St.)

Mail-in ballots are also available – it is your responsibility to ensure they’re returned in time. You can find more info here.

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For the best LOCAL news coverage and all the background on election-type issues, subscribe to The Phoenix!

 

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Twelve Peachlanders (including three incumbants) want to be elected as councillors. And three more – two current councillors and the Mayor – want the top spot.

This page is where you’ll find candidate bios, links to their websites – and if you’re a subscriber, you’ll also find links to more in-depth coverage.

Only one sitting councillor (Pete Coolio) isn’t running in this October 15 election. As Peachland’s only local and independent news source who works into the night – subscribers know the Phoenix is the place to check for the very latest on Election ’22. You can subscribe here.

 

Here’s who is running for Mayor (in alphabetical order)

Keith Fielding  (Current councillor)

-Was elected Mayor in 2008 and 2011. He lost the Mayor’s race to CIndy Fortin in 2014. He was elected as a councillor in 2018.

photo supplied by Keith Fielding

☎️ : (250) 870-6603 📧 keithfielding@telus.net

Website: peachland2022.com

Who signed his nomination documents?: Fellow councillor Terry Condon and Peachland resident Paul T. Cave.

On July 8, I met Keith at the photo location of his choice and asked a few questions. Here’s the story.

Other stories involving Keith Fielding:

Brochure provided by Keith Fielding

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Cindy Fortin (current Mayor)

Was elected as a councillor in 2011. Won the Mayor’s race in 2014 and 2018.

☎️: (250) 212-9416 📧: mayorcindyfortin1@gmail.com

Website: mayorcindyfortin.com

Who signed her nomination documents?: Larry Swartz and Allyson Shelley.

On August 9, I met Cindy at the photo location of her choice and asked some questions. Here’s the story:

Other stories involving Cindy Fortin

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Patrick Van Minsel (current councillor)

Elected to council in 2018

Photo: VanMinsel’s campaign

 

☎️: (250) 470-8557 📧: votepatrick4mayor@gmail.com

Website: patrickvanminsel.com

Who signed his nomination documents?: Vince Boyko and Dagmar White.

On June 28, I asked Patrick Van Minsel a couple questions at his media announcement. Read the story here.

Other stories involving Patrick Van Minsel

Press releases, public announcements & campaign brochure from Patrick Van Minsel:

 

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Here’s who is running for Council (in alphabetical order)

Kevin Bennett

📧: kevin@vote4peachland.ca

Website: vote4peachland.ca

Who signed his nomination documents? David Collins and Patrick Van Minsel

You choose the location, I ask the questions: An interview with Kevin Bennett

Kevin’s bio + info on coming events

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Randey Brophy 

📧 randey_brophy@telus.net

Who signed his nomination documents? David Hasdell and Alice Brophy.

You choose the location, I ask the questions: Randey Brophy

Stories mentioning Randey Brophy

Information sent from Randey Brophy – platform + bio

 

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David Collins

Photo: District of Peachland website (supplied by David Collins)

☎️: (250) 870-1444  📧: davidinpeachland@gmail.com

Who signed his nomination documents? Patrick Van Minsel, Bert Moritz.

*David Collins’ photo + questions will appear here, if he chooses.

Stories mentioning David Collins

 

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Terry Condon (current councillor)

-Was elected as a councillor in 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2018.

☎️: (250) 767-3080 📧: tcondon@telus.net

Who signed his nomination papers? Paul Theodore Cave and Donna Cave.

You choose the location, I ask the questions: An interview with Terry Condon

More stories involving Terry Condon

 

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Pam Cunningham (current councillor)

-Was elected as councillor in 2014 and 2018.

Photo: District of Peachland website

📧: pam.cunningham@shaw.ca

Who signed her nomination documents?: Francisca Strange, CIndy Fortin, and another name with a Peachland address that I can’t make out (handwriting).

*Pam Cunningham’s photo + three questions will appear here, if she chooses.

Stories involving Pam Cunningham

 

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Alena Glasman

📧: alenaglasman@gmail.com

Website

Who signed her nomination documents? Arthur Pesperanza, Margaret Brooks, Nancy McDonald, Gary Brooks, Kimberly Farmer, Brenda Howarth, Leslie McKellar, Robert McKellar, Ardelle Moshuk, Todd Glasman.

You choose the location, I ask the questions

Press releases / public announcements from Alena Glasman

 

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Moira Goodman

☎️ (778) 903-1952 📧: larrymgoodman@hotmail.com

Who signed her nomination documents? Larry Goodman, Barbara Douglas

You choose the location, I ask the questions: An interview with Moira Goodman

Info sent from Moyra’s campaign:

 

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Rick Ingram

-Ran for council in 2018.

Photo from the District of Peachland website, submitted by Rick Ingram

☎️ (778) 363-2207 📧: rick@rickingramforcouncil.ca

Who signed his nomination documents? Kym Martin, Heather Sutherland

*Rick Ingram’s photo + answers to questions will appear here, if he chooses.

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Mike Kent (current councillor)

-Was elected as a councillor in 2014 and 2018.

☎️: (250)864-7995 📧: mikesoir@hotmail.com

Who signed his nomination documents?: Wesley Diack and Terri Lynn Diack

You choose the location, I ask the questions: Mike Kent

Information from Mike Kent’s campaign

Stories involving Mike Kent

 

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Keith Thom

-Served as a councillor in 2014. Ran for Mayor in 2018.

Photo – from a previous story

☎️: (250) 870-8891 📧: keithpthom@gmail.com

Who signed his nomination documents? Peachlander David Collins and Peachlander Vince Boyko.

*Keith Thom’s photo + answers to questions will appear here, if he chooses.

Stories involving Keith Thom

 

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Rainer Udala

photo from the District of Peachland website

☎️: (250) 503-8286 📧: r.udala@telus.net

Who signed his nomination documents? Frank Kouwenhoven and Douglas Gardner

*Rainer Udala’s photo + answers to questions will appear here, if he chooses.

 

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Nick Walsh

📧: nick@nickwalsh.me

Website: nickwalsh.me

Who signed his nomination documents? Steve Niemeier and Joan Niemeier.

You choose the location, I ask the questions: Nick Walsh

Information from Nick Walsh’s campaign:

 

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Who is running for school trustee? Longtime trustee (and SD 23 chairwoman Moyra Baxter isn’t running this year, marking an end to decades of public service).

Karrie Fehr

☎️: (250) 859-1131 📧: karrieann601@gmail.com

Who signed her nomination papers? Shaine Fehr and Brian Douglas Eli

*Karrie Fehr’s photo + answers to questions will appear here, if he chooses.

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Lisa Guderyan

Photo from the District of Peachland website

 

📧: lisa.guderyan@royalroads.ca

Who signed her nomination papers? Trisha Hann, Deanne Winkler, Sanja Vracarevic, Milan Vracarevic, Judy Bedford, Hayley Moir.

* Lisa Guderyan’s photo + answers to questions will appear here, if he chooses.

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Gordon Wiebe

Photo from the District of Peachland website

📧: gord4SD23trustee@gmail.com

Who signed his nomination papers?: Moyra Baxter, Judith Sheppard, Donald Wilson

* Gordon Wiebe’s photo + answers to questions will appear here, if he chooses.

Written by Kristen Friesen

September 24, 2022

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