At least five northern Saskatchewan municipalities have new mayors after yesterday’s civic elections.
In Cumberland House and Buffalo Narrows, local citizens have elected women to fill the mayor’s seat.
Estelle Laliberte knocked off long-time mayor Bobby Woods in Buffalo Narrows.
Valerie Deschambault is the new mayor in Cumberland House. Incumbent Andy McKay finished second.
There is a new mayor in the northern village of Green Lake. Kelvin Roy defeated runner-up Jeff McKay by six votes. Long-time mayor Fred McCallum finished third.
In Stony Rapids, Daniel Powder is now the major after defeating two other candidates. Incumbent Sandra Hansen finished third.
Jeannine Daigneault is the new mayor in Turnor Lake.
Meanwhile, the man believed to be the youngest mayor in Canada is back as mayor in La Ronge. Thomas Sierzycki was re-elected with 409 votes, compared to the 45 received by runner-up Ron Warner. The new town council consists of Brent McDougall, Robert Watt, Doreen Polischuk, Erin Carter, Joe Hordyski and Rachel Steinke.
Meanwhile, in the village of Air Ronge, long-time mayor Gordon Stomp is back in after defeating rival Greg Merriman by a vote count of 159 to 136. Corey Hardcastle and Julie Baschuk won the two seats on council.
Duane Favel is back in as the mayor of Ile-a-la-Crosse after defeating challenger Vye Bouvier, while Fred Roy was re-elected mayor in Beauval.
Daniel Bear was re-elected mayor of Sandy Bay, finishing 57 votes ahead of his closest competitor.
Brent Janvier won the mayor’s race in Michel Village, defeating Cliff Cooms by a vote count of 30 to 16.
Harold Aubichon is back in as mayor in Cole Bay, after fending off a challenge from Elfreda Desjarlais.
Tony Maurice has been re-elected as mayor in Jans Bay.