Candidates for the next municipal elections are surfacing in the Okanagan | infonews


Peachland Councilor Patrick Van Minsel poses for a photo in this undated image.

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27 June 2022 – 2:40 pm






For the second time today, a press release in the central Okanagan promised big news about the fall municipal elections.

First-term Peachland councilor Patrick Van Minsel is set to make his big announcement tomorrow, June 28, at 10:30 a.m. outside the rotating clock in downtown Peachland and earlier today Tom Dyas, who has finished second in his race for mayor of Kelowna. in 2018, announced that his announcement would be on June 29.


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“Councillor Van Minsel has proudly served the residents of Peachland for four years on council and is ready to take further action to continue to make Peachland an even better place to live, work and play,” his press release reads. It doesn’t say whether “taking further action” means running for mayor.

He is the chief executive of the Peachland Chamber of Commerce as well as “owns and operates a winery tour business, a fitness and wellness club chain, and a financial advisory business, among other businesses,” the report says. communicated.

In 2018, Mayor Cindy Fortin won re-election after her name was pulled out of the hat after she and challenger Harry Gough finished tied with 804 votes each.

She was first elected mayor in 2014. She has yet to announce her intentions for this year’s election.

Municipal election day in British Columbia is October 15.



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