Want to be the next Mayor of Yellowknife? Get your papers in

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Think you have what it takes to become Yellowknife’s next mayor?

Nominations for mayor and council are officially open for the upcoming municipal election.

No matter how the vote goes, there will be some fresh faces at City Hall after October 19. That’s because at least three city councillors will not be seeking re-election.

Dan Wong and Corey Vanthuyne will be leaving municipal politics to take a run at the legislature. Both have confirmed that they’ll be running in the new Yellowknife North riding. Bob Brooks resigned as a councillor at the end of July.

And if you have aspirations of taking over the mayor’s office, you’re guaranteed to face the man who currently holds the position. Mark Heyck announced in June that he’ll be standing for re-election.

Candidates have until September 21 to hand in their nomination papers. The city will be updating the list of candidates here.

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