• Council election results:
BAKER, Ken 3737
TORRESAN, Jonathan 3162
DIACHUK, Micheal 2552
FAGNAN, Glenn 2441
BUCKINGHAM, Aaron 2239
BROWN MUNRO, Stephanie 2135
BENOIT, David 1916
SCHILLE, Don 1549
CUMMINE, L. (Locky) 1382
MAKICHUK, Laurie 1379
KING, Bill 1313
WRIGHT, Daryl 1178
SERVOLD, Sheldon 1114
HENNESSEY, David 795
HANTERMAN, Brian 751
WEINRAUCH, Riley 518
VAN CLEEMPUT, John 517
REMPEL, GiGi 495
WARKENTIN, Erwin 460
ROLLHEISER, Gerry 418
ROSS, Wayne 311
Lloydminster Catholic School Division:
FENDELET, Calvin E. 812
MAKICHUK, Laurie 769
RUSTEIKA, Michelle 750
CARNELL, Chris 727
MACDUFF, Erin 701
SCOTT, Paula 697
WYTRYKUSZ, Jill 664
HARRIS, Lisa-Marie 611
REHMAN, Christopher 320
• Well, it appears we’re having our share of Internet troubles here as well. Check back tomorrow for a full story and all the election results.
• “Unfortunately I will not be your mayor,” candidate Jason Whiting just told about 100 supporters and well-wishers gathered at The Root this election night.
“I thank you for all you have done and everything you will continue to do for our community. It’s been a fantastic journey going this far ... I wish everybody the best.”
• Cheryl Ross garnered 207 votes.
• The city has a new mayor. In a landslide, Gerald Aalbers will be at the helm for the next four years. He received 4,081 votes, while Whiting saw just 1,700. More on the other candidates as info becomes available.
• Well, I guess it could be expected—The City of Lloydminster’s website is kaput, kicked the bucket, it’s shuffled off its mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisible. City spokesman Leo Pare tells me they are working on a Plan B. More details as they become available.
• The action has already started with one of nine polls already reporting.
• Mayoral candidate Jason Whiting already has something to celebrate on this election night—it’s his birthday.
“I just enjoyed my day,” he told Source reporter, Geoff Lee, from The Root where Whiting and his supporters have gathered to watch the returns.
“I appreciate every vote,” he said, “it’s a great birthday present.”
Meanwhile, over at the packed Legacy Centre boardroom, Gerald Aalbers—and those who hope he’s Lloydminster’s next mayor—is upbeat.
“I’m feeling good, but not sure what to expect—I guess we’ll see soon,” he said.
It’s too early to make a call on the election for mayor, but Aalbers said he’ll be fine however it goes.
“I am excited,” he told Source reporter Jaime Polmateer, “but ready for it either way.”
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