Dean Midyette won the Canal Flats by-election in April 8th to become the new town councillor

Dean Midyette won the Canal Flats by-election in April 8th to become the new town councillor

Midyette wins Canal Flats seat

Canal Flats resident Dean Midyette claimed victory in last weekend's byelection

Canal Flats will be resuming with a full five-person council at the village’s Monday, April 8th meeting, after resident Dean Midyette claimed victory in last weekend’s byelection.

“I’m looking forward to resolving the water system issue in Canal Flats, and doing my best to make sure the existing municipal projects, such as the hockey arena renovations and the Columbia Discovery Centre, are brought in on time and as close to on budget as possible,” said Mr. Midyette, who edged candidate Roy Webb by a 79 vote to 47 vote margin.

“While campaigning and speaking with people in Canal Flats, I heard overwhelming support for a town cleanup,” added Mr. Midyette. “I’ll be pushing for the town resources to aid in this effort.”

For Canal Flats to have seen 124 people coming out to vote on a byelection during a long weekend was “huge”, he added, noting the village boasts a total population of about 700.

He also thanked Mr. Webb, noting “anyone who chooses to serve their community should be commended.”

“I want to thank those who came out and voted, and hope that I can earn the support of those who voted for my opponent,” he added.

 

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