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Results for Election 2022

Some of the results provided below are unofficial until having been certified by the returning officers. Readers will be able to see which results are unofficial or certified.

SCHOOL BOARDS

RESULTS: In the school boards’ races Marie Murphy-Foran won the Algoma District School Board (Public) trustee seat with 1,196. She beat out Andrew Ault by 68 votes. Debbie Shamas handily defeated Amber Brown for the seat on the board as well, 804 to 278.

In the race for the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board Lindsay Liske is returning with 302 votes and will be joined at the meetings with Reginald Simon with 285 votes. Kathy Rosilius was defeated with 224 votes.

Lisa Corbiere-Addison has been elected as Rainbow District School Board Trustee by the people of Manitoulin by a margin of 212 votes over incumbent Margaret Stringer.

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There were acclamations for the three boards: Espanola’s Bob Clement for the Rainbow District board, Rachelle Beaubien for the French public-school board, and Paul Gervais for the French Catholic board.

CANDIDACY: There will be three races for school board trustees within our local districts.

There is a two-way race for the Algoma District School Board with long-time incumbent Marie Murphy-Foran being challenged by newcomer Andrew Ault.

There is a three-way race for the Huron Superior Catholic District School Board with newcomer Reginald Simon challenging incumbents Kathleen Rosilius and Lindsay Liske.

There were acclamations for the three boards: Espanola’s Bob Clement for the Rainbow District board, Rachelle Beaubien for the French public-school board, and Paul Gervais for the French Catholic board.

Manitoulin Island has a race for the Rainbow Board between Lisa Corbiere-Addison and Margaret Stringer.

ONE COUNCIL ACCLAIMED

A record number of candidates stepped forward to run in the fall election in our local coverage area.

Communities had anywhere from eight to 18 candidates running, many of those for council seats.

While most North Shore municipalities saw elections, Blind River’s council was acclaimed, and an extension provided for someone else to fill the one vacancy.

Acclaimed incumbents Mayor Sally Hagman and councillors Jim Dunbar, Jennifer Posteraro, Betty Ann Dunbar and Paula Summers will be joined by newcomer Joe Connell with one vacancy to be filled. 

TOWN OF ESPANOLA

CERTIFIED RESULTS: Doug Gervais is the new mayor of Espanola winning by a large margin over his nearest opponent, Dennis Lendrum. Gervais took in 1,030 votes to Lendrum’s 312. Former councillor Maureen Van Alstine acquired 203 votes followed by a former mayor Ron Piche with 139.

The new councillors are Angela Kelly, 1,293, Aidan Kallioinen, 1,023, John Nadeau, 1,009, Sandra Hayden (incumbent) 699, Gerry Massicotte, 673 and Ken Duplessis (incumbent) 614.

CANDIDACY: Espanola has a four-way race for mayor with Jill Beer not running again, which includes past mayor Ron Piche, former councillor Maureen Van Alstine and newcomers Doug Gervais and Dennis Lendrum with 15 candidates vying for six council positions.

The council candidates are as follows: Sue Allen, Ken Duplessis, Ron Duplessis, Sandra Hayden, Aidan Kallioinen, Angela Kelly, Raymond Kozachenko, Joe Kozlowski, Heather Malott, Joel Marion, Gerry Massicotte, John Maville, Johnathan Nadeau, Ashley Porteous and Shelaine Williamson. 

TOWNSHIP OF BALDWIN

RESULTS: Mayor Vern Gorman is acclaimed.

The successful candidates for council are: Jason Cote, 139, Gerald Lepine, 128, Ray Maltais, 124 and Bert McDowell, 114.

CANDIDACY: Baldwin Township has acclaimed Mayor Vern Gorman, but there are eight candidates running for the four council positions.

The candidates for council are David Fairbairn, Bert McDowell, Texas MacDonald, Ray, Jason Cote, Marc Gerald Lepine, John Patenaude, and Josef Robert Porteous. 

NAIRN & HYMAN TOWNSHIP

RESULTS: Amy Mazey is Nairn & Hyman’s new mayor with 152 votes to Seppo Vataja’s 46.

The new councillors are Wayne Austin, 104, Guy Despatie, 100, Rod MacDonald, 89 and Trevor McVey with 129 votes.

CANDIDACY: Nairn & Hyman Township has newcomer Amy Mazey taking on Seppo Vataja who has had previous experience serving on council vying for the mayor’s seat with nine candidates running for four council positions. 

The nine are: Wayne Austin, Kathy Bourrier, Donna Marie Cortolezzis, Guy Despatie, Brigita Gingras, Shelly Lowery, Roderick MacDonald, Trevor McVey and Riet Wigzell.

SABLES-SPANISH RIVERS TOWNSHIP

RESULTS: Kevin Burke is the new mayor of Sables-Spanish Rivers garnering 741 votes, followed by Marty Martel with 257 and Robert Stankie at 65.

The new council is made up of Mike Mercieca, 829, Harold Crabs, 554, Edith Fairbairn, 537, Cheryl Phillips, 424 and Casimir Burns with 418.

CANDIDACY: Sables-Spanish Rivers Township long-time mayor Leslie Gamble decided not to run leaving the mayor’s race open for Kevin Burke, Marty Martel and Robert Steinke with 13 candidates for council. They are Casimir Burns, Harold Crabs, Edith Fairburn, Patricia Hnatuik, Merri-Ann Hobbs, Rodney Junkala, Mike Mercieca, Cheryl Phillips, Kareem Roberts, Kendra Rogers, Stacey Shiels, Charlie Smith and Dale Spiers. 

CITY OF ELLIOT LAKE

RESULTS: Elliot Lake next council will be made up of largely of new members according to the unofficial results with Chris Patrie upsetting Dan Marchisella for the mayoralty seat.

Patrie received 1,619 votes to Marchisella’s 1,158.

The rest of the council-elect is made up of Andrew Wannan who received the most votes for councillor with 2,358, followed by Charles Flintoff with 1,726.

Also winning council seats are Rick Bull with 1,685, Norman Mann with 1,514 (the only returning councillor), Merrill Seidel with 1,266 and Luc Morrissette with 1,098 votes.

The defeated councillors are Sandy Finamore and Tom Turner.

ORIGINAL ROSTER: Elliot Lake’s incumbent Mayor Dan Marchisella is being challenged incumbent councillor Chris Patrie, and newcomers Geraldine Robinson and Mike Thomas with 17 candidates running to fill the six positions on council.

The 17 are Richard Laurin, Gary Kirk, Tammy Van Roon, Tammy Brown, Bruce Ibbitson, Len Kutchaw, Margaret Pollard, Ken Young, Tom Turner, Sandy Finamore, Norman Mann, Rick Bull, Helen Lefebvre, Andrew Wannan, Charles Flintoff, Luc D. Morrissette and Merrill Seidel.

TOWNSHIP OF THE NORTH SHORE

RESULTS: Mayor Tony Moor was acclaimed for North Shore Township, as are Robin Green as Councillor at Large and Len Mendard for Ward Two.

Mike Roach has won Ward One with 95 votes to Richard Welburn’s 80. A recount is underway for Ward Three with Melody Rose and Tracey Simon tying the vote at 22 votes each. The recount results are expected later today.

CANDIDACY: Tony Moor has been acclaimed as the Mayor of the Township of the North Shore, as has Robin Green as Councillor at Large and Len Menard for Ward Two. There will be elections for Ward One with candidates Richard Welburn and Mike Roach working on winning the seat. Ward Three will also see an election between two candidates: Melody Rose and Tracey Simon. 

TOWN OF SPANISH 

RESULTS: The Town of Spanish also has a new mayor with Karen Von Pickartz defeating Jocelyne Bishop, 295 to 42.

The councillors elected are Ted Clague, 221, Debra Joncas, 263, Sandra Trudel, 295 and Mary-Louise Zarichney with 273.

CANDIDACY: There is a race for mayor in Town of Spanish between Jocelyne Bishop and Karen Von Pickartz with six people vying for the four positions on council including Danno Cardinal, Ted Clague, Debra Joncas, Aime Rousseau, Sandra Trudel and Mary-Louise Zarichney. 

NORTHEASTERN MANITOULIN AND THE ISLANDS 

RESULTS: Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands has acclaimed its’ mayor Al MacNevin and Ward 1 councillor Laurie Cook and Ward 3 George Williamson. 

The three elected in Ward Two are Alan Boyd, 229, Mike Erskine, 213 and Bill Koehler with 232.

The three elected in Ward Four are Patti Aelick, 294, Dawn Orr, 248 and Bruce Wood with 260.

CANDIDACY: Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands has acclaimed its’ mayor Al MacNevin and Ward 1 councillor Laurie Cook and Ward 3 George Williamson. 

There are seven candidates in Ward Two and five in Ward Four. The seven in Ward Two are Alan Boyd

Zak Nicholls, Barbara Joan Baker, Mike Erskine, Melissa Peters, Bill Koehler and Elaine Milne. The five in Ward Four are Jim Ferguson, Bruce Wood, Lee-Ann Ferguson, Patti Aelick and Dawn Orr.

MUNICIPALITY OF CENTRAL MANITOULIN

RESULTS: The municipality did not provide vote count but a CERTIFIED COPY OF RESULTS AS FOLLOWS: Richard Stephens has been elected as mayor.

Divided into wards, the municipality has acclamations in Ward One with Brian Mitchell and Derek Stephens for the Campbell area and Ward Two with John Bisaillon and William Dale Scott for Carnarvon. 

Rosemarie Diebolt and Linda Farquhar will represent Ward Three.

CANDIDACY: There are three candidates vying for mayor of the Municipality of Central Manitoulin.

They are Maja Mielonen, Steven Shaffer and Richard Stephens.  

Divided into wards, the municipality has acclamations in Ward One with Brian Mitchell and Derek Stephens for the Campbell area and Ward Two with John Bisaillon and William Dale Scott for Carnarvon. 

There is a race in Ward Three with Rosemarie Diebolt, Linda Farquhar and Lois Middaugh Keller vying to represent the Sandfield area. 

TOWNSHIP OF BURPEE & MILLS

RESULTS: Ken Noland was acclaimed as Mayor for the township. The four new councillors are: Art Hayden, 123, Kim Middleton, 120, David Deeg, 92 and Roger Morrell with 84 votes.

CANDIDACY: Mayor Ken Noland has been acclaimed in the Township of Burpee & Mills but there is a race for the four positions on council between Art Hayden, Nicole Middleton, Kim Middleton, Ed Wright, Mike Wright, Melanie Blain, David Deeg, Steve Dinsmore, Larry Pfeifer and Roger Morrell.

TOWN OF GORE BAY

RESULTS: Ron Lane is Gore Bay’s new mayor with 161 votes to Maureen Armstrong’s 100.

The new councillors include Paulie Nodecker, Kelly Chaytor, Terry Olmstead, Leeanne Woestenenk, Dan Osborne and Ken Blodget.

CANDIDACY: There is a race in Gore Bay for both mayor and council to fill seven positions. Vying for mayor are Maureen Armstrong and Ron Lane. The seven candidates vying for the six council seats are Paulie Nodecker, Aaron Wright, Kelly Chaytor, Terry Olmstead, Leeanne Woestenenk, Dan Osborne and Ken Blodget.

TOWNSHIP OF BILLINGS

RESULTS: Bryan Barker was acclaimed as mayor. He will be joined on council by Jim Cahill, Paul Darlaston, Vincent Grogan and David Hillyard.

CANDIDACY: The Township of Billings has acclaimed its mayor, Bryan William Barker, but there is a race for council with candidates David John Hillyard, Jim Cahill, Vincent Paul Grogan, Mike Larocque, Michael Hunt and Paul Darlaston looking to fill the four positions. 

TOWNSHIP OF ASSIGINACK:

RESULTS: No results posted as yet.

CANDIDACY: The Township of Assiginack has an election for both the position of mayor and the four council seats. Incumbent Dave Ham is seeking re-election for another term along with Brenda Reid, who has served as a councillor previously. There are a total of 10 candidates running for one of four seats on council, including incumbents Rob Maguire and Christianna Jones along with Dene Banger, Janice Bowerman, Dwayne Elliott, Theo Flikweert, Jennifer Hooper, Frank Klodnicki, Maureen Marion and Cheryl O’Brien, and Dene Banger.

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