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Fort Macleod elects Brent Feyter as mayor

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Brent Feyter

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David Orr

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Gord Wolstenholme


Jim Monteith

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Werner Dressler

Kristi Edwards

Kristi Edwards

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Marco Vanhuigenbos

The man who wielded the gavel the past three years is officially mayor of Fort Macleod.
Deputy Mayor Brent Feyter was elected mayor in Monday’s municipal election, edging Bill Kells 579-553 in a tightly-contested vote.
Incumbent mayor Rene Gendre, who was stripped of his duties for most of his four-year term, was a distant third with just 71 votes.
Fort Macleod also voted 61 per cent in favour (717-463) of keeping the electrical distribution system.

Five of six people elected Monday night are new to Fort Macleod council.
Jim Monteith topped the polls with 933 votes, followed closely by David Orr who received 918.
Incumbent councillor Gord Wolstenholme, who has already served 13 years over four terms, was re-elected with 645 votes.


The rest of council are newcomers, including Kristi Edwards, 617 votes; Marco Van Huigenbos, 577; and Werner Dressler, 553.
Incumbent candidate Michael Dyck finished seventh in voting for a spot on town council with 545 votes.
Mike Dawson received 448 votes, followed by Ted Buzunis, 345; Donna Bird, 201; Sherry Hirsche, 167; Joe Rigaux, 156; Dee Coma, 133; and Mary Anne Gendre, 80.

Town of Granum
Two incumbents and three newcomers were elected to Granum council.
Duncan McLean, making his first run for a four-yer term on council, topped the polls with 133 votes, followed by another newcomer to council, Helen Kehoe with 106 votes.
Incumbents Barin Beresford with 96 votes and Bernie Kennedy with 89 were returned to council.
Rounding out the Granum slate was newcomer Arlette Heck with 85 votes.
Defeated candidates were incumbent Crystal Wilde with 83 votes, Walter Gripping also with 83, incumbent Zoria Harrison with 51, incumbent John Connor with 41 and Cath Connor with 28.
MD of Willow Creek
Incumbents were upset in two of the three elections in the MD of Willow Creek.
In Division 1 challenger John Van Driesten defeated incumbent Henry Van Hierden, who was seeking a sixth consecutive term.
Van Driesten got 154 votes to Van Hierden’s 65.
In the Division 5 race in the municipal district, newcomer Darry Markle drew 105 votes to defeat incumbent Earl Hemmaway, who has been sitting as reeve, who received 56 votes.
In Division 4 incumbent councillor Glen Alm defeated challenger Brad Toone 142-74.
Livingstone Range
Three Fort Macleod people were elected as Ward 3 trustees for Livingstone Range School Division.
Incumbent Lori Hodges led the way with 1,087 votes, followed by newcomer Lacey Poytress with 1,009 and Jim Burdett with 867 votes. Terri Stano of Pincher Creek placed fourth with 628 votes.
In Ward 2 newcomer Gregory Long with 841 votes and incumbent Clara Yagos with 702 were elected ahead of Kristy Stevens with 520 votes.
Incumbents John McKee with 1,320 and Brad Toone with 1,098 were elected in Ward 1. Jacqui Vanderfluit was third with 803 followed by Jaye Swanson with 573.