Back row (L-R): Christopher Beach and John Illes. Front row (L-R): Kelley Holliday, Mayor Luke Strimbold and Susan Schienbein.
The new village of Burns Lake council members were sworn into office on Dec. 1, 2014 at the village office.
Beach and Illes were already on council during the last term, but Beach was on council for only one year since he was acclaimed in a by-election in the fall of 2013. Beach was re-elected with 421 votes, and Illes received 303 votes. Schienbein was a councillor from 2002 to 2005, 2005 to 2008 and again from 2011 to 2013, resigning in 2013. She received 283 votes. Holliday was elected with 281 votes. Mayor Luke Strimbold was re-elected with 483 votes out of 631 total votes.
The newly elected council’s first official meeting is scheduled for Dec. 9, 2014.