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Three trustee spots secured, race continues for others

School District 67 Trustee Shelley Clarke (right) listens to Trustee Linda Van Alphen during a board meeting. Van Alphen has secured her seat while Clarke awaits the verdict.
October 28, 2014 - 2:30 PM

PENTICTON - Three school trustees already have their spots on the board secured, but the race continues for Penticton area candidates.

There are three electoral areas for School District 67: Penticton (four seats), Summerland (two seats), and surrounding rural areas (one seat).

Ginny Manning will hold her spot on the board since she has no challengers for the rural (Kaleden and Naramata) electoral area. Linda Van Alphen will also reclaim her seat as a Summerland representative and will be joined by newcomer Julie Planiden.

Despite the lack of competition in the surrounding areas, there are six Penticton candidates battling it out for one of the four seats available. Shelley Clarke and Bruce Johnson are both looking to be re-elected, while Teresa Hebert, Bill Bidlake, Keith MacIntyre and Barb Sheppard are hoping to be fresh faces on the board.

Penticton candidates will be speaking at a public forum being held on Wednesday Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Meaghan Archer at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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