October 13, 2018 12:10 am
Updated: October 23, 2018 11:40 am

Ontario municipal election 2018: Municipality of Trent Hills

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A veteran councillor and a newcomer to the area are vying to be the next mayor of Trent Hills.

Incumbent Bob Crate was appointed to the mayor’s role in November 2017 following the death of longtime mayor Hector Macmillan a month earlier. Crate was first elected in 2010 as a Hastings Ward councillor and served as deputy mayor since 2012. He’s also president of the Royal Canadian Legion Hastings Branch 106.

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Crate is up against Susan Fedoraka, who moved to the area three years ago. She quickly became an active community member, chairing the Campbellford Seymour Revitalization Committee for a term and is a member of the Trent Hills Chamber of Commerce. Fedorka previously ran for municipal election in Uxbridge in 2006.

Candidates

Mayor

R.J. (Bob) Crate (incumbent)

Susan Fedorka

Councillor – Ward 1 Campbellford/Seymour (3 to be elected)

Gene Brahaney

Bob Fudge

Rosemary Kelleher-MacLennan (incumbent, current deputy mayor)

Catherine Redden (incumbent)

Councillor Ward 2 Percy (2 candidates to be elected)

Rick English (incumbent)

Ken Tully (incumbent)

Sandra Walls

Councillor Ward 3 Hastings (1 to be elected)

Dennis Forbes

Michael Metcalf (incumbent)

The Township

Trent Hills is a municipality east of Peterborough, located on the banks of the Trent Severn Waterway in the heart of Northumberland County. It was formed in 2001 following the amalgamation of the municipalities of Campbellford/Seymour, Percy Township and Hastings. The area’s three urban communities are Hastings, Campbellford and Warkworth with a number of rural hamlets scattered throughout the rolling hills. Farming and tourism remain the area’s key economic drivers. Warkworth Institution is a medium-security prison located just 10 minutes south of Campbellford.

Population (2016):

12,900

Median total income of couple economic families with children (2015)/Ont. median

$95,008/$75,369

Crime Severity Index (2017) – municipal/Ont.

33.65/55.40  – *As part of Northumberland OPP statistics

Violent Crime Severity Index (2017) – municipal/Ont.

29.75/68.69 – *As part of Northumberland OPP statistics

Political representation

Federal

Kim Rudd (Liberal) – Northumberland-Peterborough-South

Provincial

David Piccini (Progressive Conservative) – Northumberland-Peterborough South

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