News Town of Spanish hosts historic swearing in SHARE ON: Rosalind Russell, staff Friday, Dec. 7th, 2018 Town of Spanish from left to right Deputy Mayor Karen Von Pickartz, Councillor Debra Joncas, Mayor Jocelyne Bishop, Councillor Mary-Louise Zarichney and Councillor Sandra Trudel. The swearing in took place Wednesday night prior to the regular council meeting. Photo supplied The Town of Spanish held its swearing in of council this year and created history as a result. For the first time in Northern Ontario, a council is made up of entirely women. Mayor Jocelyne Bishop , Deputy Mayor Karen Von Pickartz and councillors Debra Joncas, , Mary-Louise Zarichney and Sandra Trudel were all sworn in Wednesday evening. Mayor Bishop is looking forward to working with council and staff in moving forward on growing the Town of Spanish.