Burns Lake Councillor Resigns

Burn Lake voters may be facing another municipal byelection in the near future.

Mayor Chris Beach has announced that long time village councillor John Illes is retiring, effective Friday, since he has accepted an employment position at the Bulkley-Nechako Regional District.

Illes has served on council for nearly a decade. 

The village held a municipal byelection less than a year ago, following the resignation of Mayor Luke Strimbold, and is hoping to avoid having another one, since the next general election is scheduled for November of next year.