Woods To Take Another Run At SaskParty Nomination

Monday, January 30, 2006 at 13:16



A long-time mayor of a northern Saskatchewan village has announced his intention to once again run for the Saskatchewan Party, whenever the next provincial election takes place.


If Buffalo Narrows mayor Bobby Woods is successful in securing the party’s nomination in the Athabasca constituency, he will oppose NDP cabinet minister Buckley Belanger.


Woods tried to secure the nomination in the last provincial election, but lost out to Pinehouse resident Greg Ross.


Woods says, despite that setback, people continue to approach him to take a run at provincial politics.


According to Woods, La Loche resident Phil Elliot is also seeking the Saskatchewan Party nomination in the northwest.


Nomination meetings will be held in La Loche on February 15th and in Buffalo Narrows the following night.


The Saskatchewan Party has traditionally drawn very little support in northern Saskatchewan, but there have been signs that that might be beginning to change.


In the last election campaign, then-Lac La Ronge Indian Band chief Harry Cook announced his endorsement of former party leader Elwin Hermanson.