2021 Municipal Elections

Jocelyn GagnonArchived

October 22, 2021

For Immediate Release – October 22, 2021

Official Results of the 2021 Municipal Election

The following are the official results of the 2021 Municipal Election.

Ward 2: Nampa Rural District

Marie Dyck – 39

Jason Javos – 75 – Elected

Ward 4: St. Isidore

Gilbert Bouchard – 29

Art Laurin – 106 – Elected

Diane Martel – 10

Sylvianne Riczu – 60

Ward 6: Cadotte Lake/Little Buffalo

Fiona Whitehead – 9

Gaylene Whitehead (incumbent) – 57 – Elected

Incumbents Carolyn Kolebaba – Ward 1 Harmon Valley/Reno; Dan Boisvert – Ward 3 Marie Reine/Judah and Corinna Williams – Ward 5 Three Creeks/Wesley Creek ran uncontested and therefore were acclaimed as Councillors in their respective wards.

Official election results will be released at noon on Friday, October 22, 2021.


For further information, please contact:

Olive Toews

Returning Officer



October 1, 2021

To view the County Municipal Election Voting Station Information, please click here

To view the Senate and Referendum Voting Station Information, please click here

County Residents may be eligible to vote in the HFCRD Trustee Election for Ward 4 Sub 3 – Peace River/Nampa. Fore more information, please click here

September 22, 2021

To view the Notice of Election, please click here

To view the Notice of Advanced Vote, please click here

To view the Notice of Elector Assistance at Home, please click here

To view the Candidate Contact List, please click here

September 21, 2021 Official Candidates List

Download candidate list.

September 17, 2021

Running for Office in the Municipal Election?

Key Post-Election Dates

If you have – or are considering – submitting your nomination papers, here are some key post-election dates to keep in mind.

Tuesday, October 26: Swearing in – the Council-elect will swear the Oath of Office. They will also state for the Minutes that they have read and will abide by Council’s Code of Conduct. Once this is complete, the Organizational Meeting will take place.

Organizational Meeting: Council will nominate and vote on the Reeve and Deputy Reeve for the coming year. Council will also review and appoint members to the various Boards and Committees that the County participates in. A regular Council meeting will follow the Organizational Meeting.

Monday, November 1: Council Orientation – Munis 101. This is an overview of the duties of Council, an introduction to senior staff, and presentations on County operations. This workshop will be facilitated by Brownlee LLP.

Tuesday and Wednesday, November 2-3: Strategic Planning Session; Council will set the strategic priorities for 2022 for the County.  This session will be facilitated by Dr. Gord MacIntosh.

Monday, November 15: Budget Meeting; Council will review the operational and capital budgets for the County for 2022. 

**All orientation sessions and training opportunities must be attended by the Councillors as stated in the Code of Conduct Bylaw.

No later than January 30, 2022: Completion of the Municipal Elected Officials Roles in Emergency Management course. This is online and is a 2-4 hour commitment. Completion of this course is a legislated requirement of the Municipal Government Act.

No later than March 1, 2022:  Campaign Disclosure Form must be filed with the Returning Officer.

September 1, 2021 – Notice of Nomination Day

Local Jurisdiction: Northern Sunrise County, Province of Alberta

Notice is hereby given that Nomination Day is Monday, September 20, 2021 and that nominations for the election of candidates for the following offices will be received at the location of the local jurisdiction office set out below within the period beginning on January 1, 2021 and ending at 12 p.m. (noon) on Nomination Day.

OfficesNumber of Vacancies
Councillor: Ward 1 – Harmon Valley/Reno1
Councillor: Ward 2 – Nampa Rural District (excluding the Village of Nampa)1
Councillor: Ward 3 – Marie Reine/Judah1
Councillor: Ward 4 – St. Isidore1
Councillor: Ward 5 – Three Creeks/Wesley Creek1
Councillor: Ward 6 – Cadotte Lake/ Little Buffalo1

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office:

135 Sunrise Road- Junction of Highway 2 and Sunrise Road.

DATED at the Northern Sunrise County Office, Northern Sunrise County, in the Province of Alberta, this 23rd day of August 2021.

Olive Toews (Returning Officer)

August 11, 2021 – Election Workers Needed for Municipal Elections

The County is accepting resumes of people who are interested in working the Municipal Election on October 18, 2021.

Experience is not necessary; training will be provided. All hours worked, including training, will be paid at the rate of $25/hour.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact:

Olive Toews, Returning Officer
or submit your resume to:

January 4, 2021

The nomination period for the 2021 Municipal Elections is January 1, 2021 – September 20, 2021 at noon. If you are interested in running in the election, please click here to access the County’s Candidates Package.