Agassiz’s mayor seeking second term

District of Kent: John Van Laerhoven announces he will run in municipal election on Nov. 15

District of Kent mayor John Van Laerhoven has announced he will run for a second term as mayor.

Agassiz’s mayor, John Van Laerhoven, has announced he will seek re-election on Nov. 15.

“I am running for a second term as mayor,” he said Tuesday morning. “I’d like to be a part of continuing good service and a great future for all our residents.”

Van Laerhoven was acclaimed mayor in the last election, as the only listed candidate in the mayoral race for the District of Kent. This year, B.C.’s councils will begin serving four year terms, instead of the current three years.

Councillor Duane Post has also announced he will let his name stand in this election. Post was a newcomer to council three years ago.

In Harrison Hot Springs, where there are often numerous candidates for the five seats on council, Coun. John Buckley is the only current member who has announced he will run again.

But, there is still plenty of time left for filing. The nomination period began today (Sept. 30), and the deadline for nominations is on Oct. 10 at 4 p.m.

 

Just Posted

Harrison to bring better lighting to boat launch

The four new lights were made possible by not replacing concrete light poles on Hot Springs Road

Rail group to bring plan to Abbotsford council

Group is calling for plans to run trains on rail line between Chilliwack and Surrey

EDITORIAL: What does being a Corn Capital really mean?

The Observer has been asked to help Agassiz become a bigger Corn Capital. But what does that mean?

Construction project in Hope means bus diversion starting today

Bus riders will have to flag down driver for Route 22

Figures reveal spike in highway traffic jams between Abbotsford and Langley

Nearly one in 20 westbound vehicles between Abbotsford and Langley clocked at under 60 km/h

VIDEO: Agassiz remembers local officer at grave-marking ceremony

Montague White-Fraser had been buried in the Old Cemetery for 92 years without a headstone

Memorial park bench painted by Vancouver woman to stay in Kitsilano, for now

Vancouver Park Board to look at options for artistic enhancements on commemorative benches

Coroner investigating after body recovered from Okanagan Lake

Penticton fire department assisted the RCMP with the recovery of a body Saturday

Overdoses overwhelming in B.C. Interior

Part two: Who’s affected by the current opioid crisis

Kelowna cab driver charged with sexual assault

RCMP received a report May 28 alleging a taxi passenger had been sexually assaulted by a cab driver

Jurors talk about trial of U.S. man convicted in 1987 murders of B.C. couple

Three jurors offer a window into deliberations during the trial

Tubing world record broken on Vancouver Island

But record for length of tubes linked together still has to be confirmed

The Beaverton’s sharp satire thrives in polarized political climate

Canadian TV series’ third season to air Tuesday on CTV after “The Amazing Race Canada”

VIDEO: Young couple found dead in northern B.C. had been shot, police say

Chynna Noelle Deese of the U.S. and Lucas Robertson Fowler of Australia were found along Highway 97

Most Read