MUNICIPAL: I bumped into the mayor the other day….

Fermo and I were out for a walk the other day, when we bumped into the head honcho of our fine town, Mayor Dave Ryan. He responded to my questions with some of his own and the friendly exchange confirms that the municipal campaign has begun.

Mayor Ryan greeted me by the first name when we met as we walked our pets. Like his master, Ryan’s dog was friendly and engaging with Fermo, not knowing that Fermo isn’t an eligible voter in the municipal elections.

Mayor Dave and I exchanged pleasantries confirming my feeling that living in this city is the best of both worlds, warmth and neighbourhoodness of a small community with the benefits of many services and programs offered by large, impersonal cosmopolitan conglomerates such as our big one just due west.

It is a very comforting feeling to be able to talk to the most important politician in the city as if he were just a neighbour down the street. Actually, he is that too with the same concerns all of us homeowners have…clean well-lit streets, well-maintained sidewalks and parks,

May 1st was candidate registration day in our municipality. Candidates who want to run in our municipal election must officially register as campaigners and they can now begin the official campaigns. Campaign fundraising, campaign offices and campaign launchings are official now and these public servants potentials are off and running.

In Pickering, the elections will be held over a week to give voters as much opportunity and convenience of voting rather than limiting the voting to one day only as was always done before. The election period is Oct. 15 -22, 2018. This year voters can use their cell phones to vote as the voting will be done electronically.

Candidates ( an unofficial list )
The unofficial list of candidates is:

OfficeCandidateDate & Time
MayorRYAN, Dave

1028 Rouge Valley Drive, Pickering

May 1, 2018
8:31 am
Regional Councillor – Ward 1ASHE, Kevin George

74 – 1701 Finch Avenue, Pickering


May 1, 2018
9:20 am
Regional Councillor – Ward 2McLEAN, Bill

1659 Goldenridge Road, Pickering


May 1, 2018
10:56 am
Regional Councillor – Ward 3PICKLES, David

1620 Baggins Street, Pickering

May 1, 2018
8:47 am

750 Whitevale Road, RR1, Locust Hill


May 1, 2018
9:02 am
City Councillor – Ward 1BRENNER, Maurice

711 Sunbird Trail, Pickering


May 1, 2018

12:44 pm

City Councillor – Ward 2CUMMING, Ian

828 Helen Crescent, Pickering

May 1, 2018
9:22 am
 City Councillor – Ward 3BUTT, Shaheen

983 Grafton Court, Pickering


May 1, 2018
10:38 am

814 Wingarden Crescent, Pickering


May 1, 2018
9:05 am
Regional Chair – Regional Municipality of Durham


*Nominations for the Regional Chair are accepted by the Region of Durham. Please refer to the Region of Durham website for the most current and accurate candidate information.




May 1, 2018
9:11 am
Trustee – Durham District School BoardBRANEY, Chris

265 Stover Crescent, Pickering


May 1, 2018
9:41 am
Trustee – Durham Catholic District School BoardMcCAFFERTY, Jim

1801 Eastbank Road, Pickering


May 1, 2018
9:47 am
Trustee – French Language Catholic School Board (Conseil scolaire de district catholique MonAvenir)
Trustee – French Language School Board (Conseil scolaire Viamonde)



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