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Scott Will Lead a Council of Newbies in Cumberland
Bill Martin
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Scott Will Lead a Council of Newbies in Cumberland

Murray Scott will go down in history as the first mayor in Cumberland County. Scott defeated Jason Blanch in the county’s first mayoralty election since the former county council opted to do away with the long-standing warden system.

Scott polled 6214 votes, compared to 1640 for Blanch.

The district elections saw the three incumbents seeking re-election ousted from council, paving the way for a clean slate of new councillors. 

Here are the results in the races for council:

District 1

Fred Gould 663

Dave March 277

Kurt Fawthrop 111

District 2

Rod Gilroy 690 

Jillian Foster 219

District 3

Jennifer Houghtaling by acclamation

District 4

Kathy Redmond 374 

Barbara Palmer (incumbent) 344 

District 5

Angela McCormick 561 

Richard James 486

District 6

Mark Joseph 604

Doug Williams (incumbent) 470

District 7

Dale Porter 609 

Ernie Gilbert (incumbent) 390

District 8

Carrie Goodwin 622 

Lloyd Smith 412

Marchel Strong 151

Ken Wood 103

Arthur Brown 71

Voter turnout was 50.2%. This marked the first election offering alternative voting methods, including internet and telephone far outstripping the votes cast by the traditional ballot at a polling booth. Of the 7900 people who voted, 6940 used an electronic alternative while 960 voted the old fashioned way.

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Andy Yarrow

This is a clear sign to the Provincial and Federal governments that electronic alternative voting must be implemented across the country.

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Events This Week

Thursday, November 26, 2020 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Wentworth Recreation Centre. Limited to the first 50 people. Public health rules in place.

Saturday, November 28, 2020 3:00 PM

Chase the Ace at the Pugwash Legion, now open on Saturdays.

Monday, November 30, 2020 10:00 AM

Walk and Talk every Monday and Wednesday at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 6:00 PM

Pugwash Fire Department Toonie Draw, the 50/50 community fundraiser. Click HERE for details.

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