Branco, Blatz-Morgan win City of Wetaskiwin by-election race Sept. 11

Branco records 761 votes, Blatz-Morgan 688: unofficial results

The City of Wetaskiwin has its two new councilors after the by-election was held Sept. 11.

Former councilor Joe Branco was the top vote-getter, followed closely by newcomer Gabrielle Blatz.

According to unofficial resultsa from the city, the vote count was divided thusly:

Joseph Branco 761

Gabrielle Blatz-Morgan 688

Phil Houle-Gregg 571

Sandra Kim 410

Steven Venardos 358

Lawrence Semeniuk 332

Amanda Rule 243

Mark McFaul 157

Angela Greendige 152

Byron King 92

Hazen Evenson 41

A press release from the City of Wetaskiwin stated, “According to the Local Authorities Election Act, the by-election results become official four days after the date of election. Given that September 15—four days after September 11—falls on a Sunday, the City of Wetaskiwin will be releasing the official election results on Monday, September 16 instead.

“Branco and Blatz-Morgan will be sworn into office at the regular September 30, 2019 Wetaskiwin City Council meeting, to be held in Council Chambers at Wetaskiwin City Hall (4705 – 50 Avenue). Their term on Council will end in 2021, which is when all positions on City Council are up for election again.”

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

CP Holiday Train cancelled this year; virtual concert to be held in lieu of event

Canadian Pacific will still donate to local food banks in its network and host a virtual concert.

Local author up for publishing award

Lori Gurnette is nominated for the Author Elite Awards in the fantasy category for her YA novel.

Two Wetaskiwin locals walk 376 km for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada

Gary Mason and Tracey Paluck walked from the Saskatchewan border all the way to the B.C. border.

Local Restaurant asks City for help with excessive property damage caused by continuous loiterers

Employees say that they are scared for themselves and their customers.

No safe mask option for bearded members, RCMP says, but force is exploring solutions

RCMP says respirator not mandatory in all front-line situations, but sometimes needed to reduce risk

First annual Best of Wetaskiwin Readers’ Choice Awards

Enter to win a $200 gift card for Canadian Tire.

Federal child-care plan could help Canada rebound from COVID-induced economic crisis: prof

A $2 billion investment this year could help parents during second wave of pandemic

Survey finds doctors worry supplies of flu vaccine, PPE will lag demand

Canadian health officials have said additional flu vaccines have been ordered to meet expected demand

Ahead of likely second wave, 60% of Canadians relaxing COVID-19 measures

Proportion of Canadians following safety measures has dropped by 3 per cent in the past two weeks

Canada’s population tops 38 million, even as COVID-19 pandemic slows growth

Immigration, the top population driver, decreased due to the pandemic

Lightning strike: Tampa Bay blanks Dallas 2-0 to win Stanley Cup

Hedman wins Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP

Liberals seek to fast track new COVID-19 aid bill after CERB expires

Government secured NDP support for legislation by hiking amount of benefits by $100 to $500 per week

‘Worst of the worse cases:’ Alberta horse owners on alert for outbreak of fever

An outbreak of the Potomac horse fever has been declared in Alberta

Most Read