The City of Cold Lake has submitted its official election results to Alberta Municipal Affairs.
When the polls closed, 2,780 out of 11,074 eligible voters had cast a ballot, representing a 25.1 per cent voter turnout.
The election was held for six positions on council, with Mayor Craig Copeland acclaimed.
The official results as submitted to Municipal Affairs are as follows, with an asterisk (*) denoting a candidate who was elected to council:
• Larry Ashcroft 600
• Ryan Bailey* 1,027
• Bob Buckle 834
• Hussein Elkadri 760
• Sarah Fewchuk 558
• Murray Gauthier 800
• Ryan Lefebvre 988
• Vicky Lefebvre* 1,191
• Bob Mattice* 1,725
• Rhea McMillan 813
• William (Bill) Charles Parker* 1,017
• Debra Pelechosky 633
• Adele Richardson* 1,039
• Chris Vining* 1,382
The official results of all Alberta municipal elections can be found on the Alberta Open Government Portal here.
The Mayor and Council will be sworn in at a meeting to be held in Council Chambers at 5:00 p.m. at October 26, 2021. This will be followed by Council’s Annual Organizational Meeting at 5:10 pm and then by a Regular Council Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
Of the electors who answered the first provincial referendum question, 1,909 voted “Yes” to removing equalization payments from the constitution while 713 voted “No” to the question.
Of the electors who answered the second provincial referendum question, 1,802 voted “Yes” to adopting year-round Daylight Saving Time, while 893 voted “No” to the question. The City of Cold Lake also asked electors to answer three questions regarding access to family doctors.
Council’s intention was to see if the results warranted a more extensive study into the issue, which could potentially be managed through the next municipal census, where more detailed and nuanced questions can be posed to all households.
The answers to the questions were as follows:
Do you have a family doctor in Cold Lake?
Yes = 1,836 No = 882
Do you want a family doctor in Cold Lake?
Yes = 1,692 No = 431
Have you tried to get a family doctor in Cold Lake?
Yes = 1,363 No = 672