By-Election Set for June 11

A by-election for the vacant seat on the Wei Wai Kum Band Council will take place Monday June 11. An election package will be mailed to members in the middle of next week and the nomination meeting will take place Thursday, April 26 from 4 – 9 p.m. at the KDC Health offices.

The by-election is triggered by the resignation of Christopher Roberts, who stepped down from his Council seat in order to run in the by-election for the position of Chief Councillor. The Wei Wai Kum Election Code requires that a sitting Councillor resign before running for the position of Chief Councillor.

In alphabetical order, the four candidates running for the position of Chief Councillor are:

·         George Quocksister Jr.

·         Christopher Roberts

·         Frances Roberts

·         Dan Smith

The candidates will be invited to submit a candidate’s statement for the newsletter to give members an opportunity to learn more about their positions.

The by-election for Chief Councillor will be held at the Thunderbird Hall Friday, April 20 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Any eligible voter may vote by mail-in ballot by contacting Electoral Officer Heather Ware or Deputy Electoral Officer Roy Brooks at 250-650-6544 or via email at

Heather and Roy have also been appointed to handle the by-election for the position of Councillor.