Highlands will likely forego civic election

Highlands likely won’t need to have a municipal election in November.

Highlands probably won’t need to have a municipal election in November.

The only candidates who have declared an intent to run are the same sitting on Highlands council now: Mayor Jane Mendum and councillors Allen Dobb, Diane Gill, Sigurd Johannesen, Marcie McLean, Karel Roessingh and Ken Williams.

Mendum said under provincial rules, the candidate list isn’t official until Oct. 24. If nothing changes, the mayor and council will be voted in by acclamation.

“Council has worked very hard and is dedicated, and I thank them all for standing up again,” Mendum said Friday.

This term has been relatively quiet politically for Highlands, a rural, forested community of 2,000 north of Langford.

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