Experienced group of trustees to serve another four-years in School District 58.
Six of the seven school trustees have been acclaimed.
In Merritt, BCSTA President Gordon Swan and three-term trustee Brian Jepsen are back, and are joined by NVIT Dean Jon Chenoweth, while the three trustees from the Princeton Area, Gordon Comeau, Dave Rainer and Leah Ward will all return after receiving no challenges.
Superintendent Stephen McNiven believes it sets the district up for continued success.
"They are experienced, and knowledgeable across the board. They value education and put in the work to continue to help us move forward."
Meanwhile, in TNRD Area M and N there will be a race, where Incumbent Gerry Ellingsen is up against Everett Hoisington.
The Municipal Election is scheduled for Oct 20th.
The National Energy Board has less than six-months to redo its environmental review of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
The federal cabinet has ordered the National Energy Board to return with a new recommendation within 22 weeks on whether the pipeline expansion should proceed after taking a look at the environmental impact of having more than three dozen oil tankers shipping diluted bitumen through the Burrard Inlet every month.
The Federal Court of Appeal last month quashed the approval the NEB and the cabinet gave the project in 2016, citing improper consultation with Indigenous communities and a lack of review of the marine shipping issue.
Several Indigenous communities, environment groups and the BC government are concerned about the higher risk of oil spills if an expanded pipeline increases oil tanker traffic from five per month to 35.