Pouce Coupe mayor to seek re-election, councillors undecided

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Clark said he will be seeking another term as mayor after three years in that seat, and another three as a councillor before that. He said there are several local issues he would like to continue to work on.

“We’ve had quite a few accomplishments and things that are getting done – the fire hall, the water tower, and a lot of work with highways such as the new entrance into the (Pouce) Park.”

He added he would also like to the village office continue to move towards a more modern and accessible method of record and bookkeeping.

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Clark has been a member of the Pouce Coupe Community Foundation since moving to the village in 1990, and has also been involved with the Dawson Creek Sportsman's Club, the Dawson Creek and District Hospital Foundation and the BC Wildlife Federation.

Councillors Larry Fynn and Red Merrick both said they remain undecided on whether they will seek re-election. Merrick is completing his first term as councillor, and Fynn has served on council since the beginning of this year after winning a by-election late last year.

Pouce Coupe lost two of its councillors earlier this year with the resignation of Ken Drover due to work obligations and the passing of Peter Kut.

The mayor and councillors all expressed a desire for new people to put their names forward for nomination this year. Nomination packages are available at the village office and the nomination period closes on Oct. 14. The civic elections will take place on Nov. 19.


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