As Chilliwack citizens get ready to vote in the municipal election, those residents living in the areas just outside the city’s boundaries also go to the polls.
But while those in the Chilliwack River Valley will choose who will represent them on the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) board of directors, folks in Popkum-Bridal Falls (Area D) and those in Cultus Lake-Columbia Valley-Lindell Beach (Area H) will not get to vote on FVRD directors due to acclamations.
For Area D, Bill Dickey ran unopposed and in Area H, Taryn Dixon was unopposed. Both are incumbents for those FVRD board seats.
In the Chilliwack River Valley, Area E, incumbent Orion Engar has a challenger in Jeff Bonner. Engar is a long-time valley resident, and Bonner is a local musician and owner of Tractorgrease.
To find out more about Engar and Bonner, the Chilliwack River Valley Residents Association is hosting a candidates meeting on Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Chilliwack Fish & Game Club, 48685 Chilliwack Lake Rd.
And while those in Areas D and H will not be choosing a director, the voting locations will be open as School Disctrict 33 candidates will be on the ballot.
• Voting locations and times for electoral areas D, E and H
General Voting Saturday, Oct 20, 2018, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Electoral Area D Popkum Fire Hall, 10570 Popkum Rd N.
Electoral Area E Chilliwack Fish & Game Club, 48685 Chilliwack Lake Rd.
Electoral Area H Cultus Lake Elementary School, 71 Sunnyside Ave, Cultus Lake
Advance voting for all three areas is Wednesday, Oct 10 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the FVRD Boardroom, fourth floor, 45950 Cheam Ave, Chilliwack.