NOTICE OF BY-ELECTION

FORM 20 Subsection [48(2)]

Notice is hereby given that a vote of the Town of Lynn Lake will be taken to elect a Councilor from the following duly nominated candidates:

CAMPBELL, David
MOOSE, Gabriel
OSMOND, Rex

The Town Office will be open for voting on Wednesday the 13th day of July 2016 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Town Office (503 Sherritt Avenue).

IDENTIFICATION MAY BE REQUIRED BEFORE BEING ALLOWED TO VOTE.  A person may be required to produce one piece of government issued photo identification (for example – driver’s license or passport) or at least two other documents that provide proof of identity.

ADVANCE VOTING

For the purpose of accommodating persons who are qualified to vote, but who have reason to believe that they will be absent or otherwise unable to attend their proper voting place on election day, an advance voting opportunity will be located at the Town Office (503 Sherritt Avenue) and will be open during each of the following day Wednesday, June 29th between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

MOBILE VOTING

For the purpose of accommodating persons who are qualified to vote but reside in a health care facility, a mobile voting station will be set up at the Lynn Lake hospital on July 12th between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

APPLICATION TO VOTE BY SEALED ENVELOPE

A voter who is unable to go in person to the voting place or vote in advance, may apply in person, in writing, or by fax to the senior election official at the Town Office, 503 Sherritt Avenue, fax number 204-356-8297.

If applying in person*, a voter may apply between June 15th and July 8th, 2016.

* A voter applying in person may pick up a sealed envelope ballot package at the time of application.

If applying by mail or fax**, a voter may apply between June 15th and June 28th, 2016.

** A voter applying by mail or fax will receive a sealed envelope ballot package by regular post, or by making alternative arrangements with the senior election official.

ELECTION WORKERS

Those interested in assisting with the election on July 13th are invited to contact the Senior Election Official. Compensation will be at the rate of $15/hr.

Matthew Aequitus

Senior Election Official

Town of Lynn Lake

204-356-4203

By-Election: Notice of Nominations, Registrations, the Voting List, and Voting as a Non-Resident

The Town of Lynn Lake hereby gives notice of a By-Election for the vacant position of Councillor to be held Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

NOTICE OF REGISTRATION

Notice is hereby given that the Senior Election Official (SEO) Matthew Aequitus will be receiving candidate registrations for the office of Councillor from May 20th, 2016 and June 7th, 2016 between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm at the Town Office.

Prospective municipal election candidates must register with SEO Matthew Aequitus during the registration period before they may begin to accept contributions, incur expenses, fundraise or borrow money for their campaign.

NOTICE OF NOMINATION

Notice is hereby given that the Senior Election Official (SEO) Matthew Aequitus will be receiving nominations for the office of Councillor from Wednesday, June 1st through Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm at the Town Office.

All nominations shall be made in writing and shall be signed by at least twenty-five voters, or NOT less than 1% of the voters (whichever is the lesser) of the authority or ward (as the case may be), but in all cases by at least two voters. Each nomination shall also be accompanied by the candidate’s declaration of qualification.

Nominations may be filed in person at the above location, on the date and hour specified, by an agent, or by fax. To obtain a nomination paper, and / or candidate’s declaration of qualification, contact the SEO at the telephone number listed below. Nomination papers not accompanied by the required documents and not properly filed shall be rejected.

ADDITIONS TO THE VOTERS LIST AND/OR PERSONAL SECURITY PROTECTION REQUESTS

In accordance with Section 36 of The Municipal Councils and School Boards Election Act, the Town of Lynn Lake Voters List is open for changes or revisions.
• Any person who is eligible to vote in municipal elections in the Local Authority of The Town of Lynn Lake can have his or her name added to the Voters List, or have any information about the voter on the Voters List corrected.
• Any person can request to have his or her name and address obscured from the Voters List.
A person whose name has been obscured will receive a Personal Security Certificate and identification number. In a civic election, that person may only vote by Sealed Envelope Ballot and cannot vote in person at the regular or advance voting places.
To implement the above, a written request must be submitted to the Senior Election Official, in person, by e-mail, fax or mail to contact information below.

VOTING AS A NON-RESIDENT
For municipal elections only, non-resident land-owners are eligible to vote in an election. In order to be eligible, the person must be:
• A Canadian citizen;
• At least 18 years of age on Election Day;
• A registered owner of land in the municipality for at least six months on Election Day.
A maximum of two non-resident property owners, per property, are permitted to vote in a municipal election. In order to vote, each of these voters must obtain written consent from a majority of the registered land-owners, and file this with the senior election official. Consent forms can be obtained from the senior election official, and must be presented at the time of voting.
When voting, you may also be required to provide proof of ownership to the voting official. Ensure you bring proof of ownership with you when voting.
For further information or to obtain a consent form please refer to the contact information below.

The Town of Lynn Lake – Town Office
PO Box 100, Lynn Lake, Manitoba R0B 0W0
Telephone 204-356-4201 | Fax 204-356-8297

Public Budget Hearing June 14, 2016 6PM

A public hearing concerning the budget will be held at the Town Office on June 14, 2016 at 6pm, preceding the Regular Council Meeting set to begin at 7pm.

Interested persons may make a representation, ask questions, or register an objection.

Information on the documents concerning the matter and the meeting procedures are available for review at the Town Office.

Community Recycling & Garbage Pick-Up: Friday May 27 1PM-5PM

This Friday, May 27th, Lynn Lake will be holding a community recycling and garbage pick up from 1pm-5pm at Perp’s Pantry.

Participants will receive a t-shirt, gloves, and bags (clear bags for recycling, black bags for garbage). Each full black or clear bag received at Perp’s Pantry will entitle the participant to be entered into a draw for two $100 grocery gift cards. The winners of the gift cards will be drawn at 5PM (to be provided by Recycle Everywhere before September 30th, 2016)

Materials and gift cards are provided by Recycle Everywhere, Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba, and the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association.

If you would like to volunteer to help organize the event, please contact Matthew Aequitus at the Town Office 204-356-4203 edo@lynnlake.ca.

Nursing Week Proclamation

WHEREAS the health and well-being of people is the biggest priority for our community; and

WHEREAS in the Town of Lynn Lake, nurses are an integral part of our health-care system, serving residents of all ages with skill, knowledge, caring and commitment; and

WHEREAS nurses have a unique perspective and a broad understanding of the concepts of good health; and

WHEREAS members of the national nursing community are recognizing the hard work and dedication of nurses, in the Town of Lynn Lake May 9-15, 2015, has been designated “Nursing Week” to acknowledge and promote the contributions of nurses in our community,

NOW THEREFORE I, Mayor James Lindsay, on behalf of Lynn Lake Town Council and the 700 people of our great Town, do hereby proclaim May 9-15, 2015 as “Nursing Week” in the Town of Lynn Lake, and encourage everyone to recognize the many services provided by our dedicated nurses and the tremendous contribution nursing makes to the health of our residents and the well-being of our community every day.

–The Town of Lynn Lake Resolution 163-2016, May 10, 2016

National Census Day

Today, May 10th is National Census Day. It is very important for every Manitoban to participate in the 2016 Census. In addition to producing a high resolution picture of our various communities, the Census population counts are used as mechanisms to allocate federal funding to municipalities and provinces. As Minister Friesen said “It is up to all of us to fill out the forms because if we don’t, it’s our communities that will lose out.”

For every person ultimately missed, Manitoba loses $46,000 in federal transfer payments over the next five years. These funds directly support the fabric of our Province.

If you have not received a cream Census package, please call the Census Help Line at 1-855-700-2016.

Emergency Planning Message & Fort McMurray Fire Appeal

Today, the Town of Lynn Lake is NOT under any wildfire threats.

However, with Winter behind us, it is once again time to consider “What if…?” in the event of a large wildfire in or near our 900 sq. km Municipality. As we have seen in Fort McMurray this week, a wildfire event can strike any community of any size, and preparation in advance of such an event is critical to ensure that both people and property remain as safe as possible.

The Town of Lynn Lake would encourage all residents to review this critically valuable evacuation information from The Province of Manitoba: http://www.gov.mb.ca/wildfire/evacuation_guidelines.html

We would also ask that all residents review the Town of Lynn Lake Emergency Plan.

Proper preparation in advance is the best way to minimize the impacts of any disaster. Please, stay safe, and be Fire Smart as you enjoy the beautiful region that surrounds us.

Thank you,

Mayor James Lindsay

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Fort McMurray and its surrounding area is confronted with unimaginable risks, devastation and loss. An estimated 1,600 structures have been burned and more than 80,000 residents have been forced to flee their homes. The municipal sector is banding together to express support and offer help. In the spirit of true partnership, all orders of government are working to address the urgent needs of the community.

The Federal and Alberta governments are matching individual donations made to the Red Cross to send relief for those affected. Please consider making a donation to support Fort McMurray and its surrounding communities.

Raymond Louie, Federation of Canadian Municipalities