By-election candidate drops out, leaving 21 vying for council

By James Peters
September 7, 2017 - 12:19pm

KAMLOOPS — A by-election candidate for Kamloops council has dropped out of the race, citing family health reasons.

Barbara Morin was one of 22 candidates to file nomination papers by the August 25 deadline.

She previously ran for a trustee position on the Kamloops-Thompson School District Board of Education in 2014.

City of Kamloops Electoral Officer Cindy Kennedy says the city was able to alter the by-election ballot "in the nick of time" before it went to print, meaning Morin's name will not be on it.

The ballot will include 21 candidates for two council spots, and six candidates for mayor.

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