Press Release: By-Election Process

[SMITHERS] - Following the federal election, the Town has been receiving a number of inquiries regarding possible dates for a by-election for a new Mayor with the election of Mayor Taylor Bachrach to the House of Commons as the Member of Parliament representing Skeena-Bulkley Valley. On November 3, 2019, Mayor Taylor Bachrach officially resigned from Smithers Council.

In addition to a by-election, the Town, depending upon the outcome of its grant application for the Library-Art Gallery project, may or may not be holding assent voting (referendum). Given the high cost of hosting each of these processes separately, a cost of approximately $30,000 each, the by-election will be held off until the Town receives the announcement on the grant, which if successful will trigger the assent voting for the Library-Art Gallery borrowing.

It is anticipated that the grant announcement will take place in early 2020.

Media Contact:
Alan Harris
Chief Administrative Officer
Town of Smithers
Email: aharris@smithers.ca
Phone (250) 847-1600

Please clilck here for a PDF of press release 19-09 By-Election Process.