Former DPECA Executive Members Elected to North Saanich Mayor & Council
Congratulations to Peter Jones (former DPECA President) on his election to North Saanich Mayor and to Irene McConkey (who has also served on the DPECA Executive for many years) who was elected to North Saanich Council. They were both sworn in to their new positions recently on Nov. 7. To avoid any conflicts of interest both of them had stepped away from their positions during the campaign and now they have resigned from their positions on the DPECA Executive.
In his inaugural address, Mayor Jones stated he was looking forward to working closely with the Council (made up of three new councillors and three returning councillors), with the staff and and with local First Nation communities to represent and serve ALL residents of North Saanich. He pledged to respect the mandate from the election to maintain North Saanich as a rural oasis and move forward with growth in a sustainable way. He plans to utilize local assets to develop a new vision for the OCP, the tree by-law, affordable housing, and water front properties as they prepare for sea level rise and global warming. He pledged to communicate with residents in a timely and open manner and listen to their concerns.
NORTH SAANICH MUNICIPAL ELECTION –
October 15, 2022
The municipal election will be held on October 15, 2022. A new Mayor, new Council and new School Board Trustees will be elected and there are many candidates running. The next Mayor and Council will determine whether North Saanich moves ahead with the existing proposals for the Official Community Plan and many other important matters that will shape our community for years to come. Many of these issues will significantly impact Dean Park Estates directly. Please review the list of candidates below and the UPDATED links to information provided by each one.
We hope that you will take an active interest in the municipal election.
The voter participation rate of the last municipal election was only 43%. Surely, we can do better than that!
There will be early voting options. For more information on those, see below.
- Mail-in Ballots are available, if you will NOT be able to vote in person. If you have already requested a mail-in ballot by Canada Post or by email but it was received after Friday, September 30, 2022, there may not be time for the district to mail the ballot back to you. It is recommend that you arrange to pick up a mail ballot package from the District of North Saanich Municipal Hall. Here is the link to information on requesting a mail-in ballot on the district website. https://northsaanich.ca/wp-content/uploads/Form-No-11-1-Application-for-Mail-Ballot.pdf. Also, you could call the district phone number and ask to speak to the Elections Office. They are very helpful and can let you know what your best options are as of today. 250-656-0781 Mail-in ballots must be received by 8 p.m. ON ELECTION DAY.
- Advance voting will be held on Wednesday, October 5 and Wednesday, October 12, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at North Saanich Municipal Hall.
- General Voting will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at North Saanich Municipal Hall (1620 Mills Road):
Elections are an important way to make your voice heard. Take advantage of this opportunity to influence the future for us all. Stay safe and well.
Candidate Info 2022 Council.pdf
Candidate Info 2022 School Trustee.pdf