Thanks to a resigning mayor and a few popular talking points – including a battle over the installation of a traffic tunnel at the airport and the building of a controversial downtown pedestrian bridge – there are murmurs that there’s a sweeping wind of change en route to city hall.
Most informed observers would probably admit, however, that this is one of the most interesting municipal elections in recent memory.
Debates, candidate events and stories on voters with opinions are the norm.
Despite being somewhat sterile, when compared to action photos of the previous evening’s professional football or professional hockey game, I think some of the images we gather while covering the various campaign trails provide a record of a city’s living history.
A visual proof of a democratic process, however deliberate and boring it may seem to some.
-Some mayoral candidates take part in a student organized forum at Western Canada High School Sept. 27.
-An audience member listens to a ward 7 forum at the Dalhousie Community Centre Sept. 29.
-A candidate is signaled on amount of speaking time he has left during a ward 7 forum at the Dalhousie Community Centre Sept. 29.
-Mayoral candidates, including Wayne Stewart (right), take part in a forum at Western Canada High School Sept. 27.
-A supporter displays campaign pamphlets during a rally for mayoral candidate Barb Higgins at Olympic Plaza Sept. 7.
-Ward 7 candidate Jim Pilling ponders a response during a forum at the Dalhousie Community Centre Sept. 29.