Regional district orders candidate to remove rule-breaking poster in Cherry Creek

An election flyer posted at the Gardi Road bulletin board in Cherry Creek.
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KAMLOOPS - There are strict guidelines as to who can and can’t sponsor a candidate in an election race.

One governing body that must always remain neutral throughout a local election is the municipal government.

Recently, it was brought to the attention of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District that an election flyer for incumbent Ronaye Elliott had been posted at the Gardi Road bulletin board in Cherry Creek that was stamped with the regional district’s logo.

Carolyn Black, director of legislative services with the regional district, says the sign was removed the same morning the district was contacted.

“The Thompson-Nicola Regional District was notified that a flyer had been posted… with the referenced banner and a copy of a TNRD business card, the candidate was immediately contacted and advised to remove the posters,” Black says in an emailed statement.

Elliott is seeking re-election as a Thompson-Nicola Regional District board director for electoral area “J” also known as Copper Desert Country.

“The regional district and its staff remain neutral in the conduct of its elections and has not promoted the campaign of any candidates,” Black says.

The flyer has since been removed, according to Black.

Voters head to the polls tomorrow, Oct. 20.

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