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Thirty candidates throw their hats in the ring for Penticton Indian Band council

Thirty candidates let their names stand after being nominated last night, Oct. 26, 2016, for Penticton Indian Band Councillor .
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October 27, 2016 - 4:30 PM

PENTICTON - Interest in politics is running high at the Penticton Indian Band.

Communications coordinator Dawn Russell says 30 candidates were nominated last night, Oct. 26, to run for eight positions as on band council.

The band elected Chad Eneas last week as chief, taking over from Jonathan Kruger who was running for his third term.

The candidates have until Nov. 2 to withdraw from the election, Russell says.

Candidates are given a unique opportunity to present their platforms to band members. From now until the election of Dec. 7, candidates will cook dinner for the community at the S&S Cafe each Wednesday to allow them the opportunity to present their views.

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