Karen Daly Kelly wins a second term in Thorne
Article published on 8 November 2021
logo imprimer
Noter cet article :
0 vote

Outgoing Thorne Mayor Karen Daly Kelly won a second term at the helm of council, prevailing over former mayor Terry Murdock, the same opponent she faced off against in 2017. She improved her margin of victory from her first campaign, garnering 69% of the vote compared to 65% four years ago.

She said that she met with both new and long-time residents of the rural municipality over the course of the campaign, and said that some were surprised that she made the effort to knock on their door.

Kelly said that for the next term, she’s focusing on keeping the municipality’s lakes and territory beautiful as well as improving the activities and play equipment available for children.

The full interview with Kelly is available here.

Thorne council results

Mayor : Karen Daly Kelly - 213 votes (69.16%)
Terence Murdock (former mayor) - 95 votes (30.84%)

Councillor (1) : Robert Wills - 201 votes (69.55%)
James H. Hodgins - 88 votes (30.45%)

Councillor (2) : Marsha (Steinke) Bean Elected by acclamation

Councillor (3) : Robert Blaskie Elected by acclamation

Councillor (4) : Deborah Stafford - 224 votes (76.98%)
Robert Black - 67 votes (23.02%)

Councillor (5) : Robert Charette -169 votes (57.29%)
Todd Smith - 126 votes (42.71%)

Councillor (6) : Jammie Lee Coursol - 210 votes (71.92%)
Greg MacMillan - 82 votes (28.08%)

Registered voters - 633
Number of valid votes - 308
Votes rejected - 10
Participation rate - 50.2%

Les Nouvelles du Pontiac

The Knights of Columbus prepare for Christmas food drive

1 December 2021

The annual Knights of Columbus Christmas food drive will take place on December 17. Organizer Ken Hobbs said that they rely on the generosity of the community to supply more than 100 families in the region with food baskets for the holiday season. CHIP101.9 · Clip - Ken Hobb - food drive The (...)

lire la suite

Phare Ouest screening the film Délicieux at Café Dowtown

1 December 2021

The Phare Ouest organization will be screening the film Délicieux on December 14 at 7 p.m. at Café Downtown in Fort-Coulonge. This period film celebrating fine cuisine takes place on the eve of the French Revolution, featuring a cook who lost his job with a demanding and contemptuous duke. After (...)

lire la suite

Bristol Fire Department receives sizable donation to rescue boat fund

30 November 2021

The Bristol Fire Department is nearing completion of the fundraising for their new rescue boat, thanks to the support of the community and local businesses. Firefighter Ken Bernard said that having a rescue boat would be a huge asset to the municipality, which is situated along the Ottawa (...)

lire la suite

French services being added by Renfrew Victoria Hospital

30 November 2021

The Réseau des services de santé en français de l'Est de l'Ontario and the Renfrew Victoria Hospital (RVH) have announced that they will be offering select services in French at their satellite location in Pembroke. The hospital obtained a partial designation under the Ontario French Language (...)

lire la suite

Justin Bertrand resigns from priesthood, alleging psychological and sexual abuse

30 November 2021

Justin Bertrand, who was a priest with the Diocese of Pembroke and was previously stationed in Fort-Coulonge, has parted ways with the diocese and the priesthood. In a Facebook post he published on November 20, Bertrand announced his decision and gave an explanation for his departure: “I was (...)

lire la suite

Women's Institute launches petition to bring back Shawville's obstetrics unit

29 November 2021

At the first MRC Pontiac council of mayors meeting since the elections, a petition was introduced to request that obstetrics services return to the Pontiac Hospital. The petition was put forward by Beryl Smart of the Pontiac Women's Institute. The petition was distributed to all 18 municipal (...)

lire la suite


Advertising