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I, Ken McKinnon, am running for reeve for the Municipality of La Vallee for another term. The following are some of my past experiences.


I have been a resident of Alberton since 2000. I first joined council in 2001 as an appointment to fill a vacancy.

In 2006, it was the battle of the Mikes for position of reeve, which current reeve Michael Hammond won by eight votes.

In February of 2007, I again was appointed to fill a vacancy on council and I have held that position ever since.


I came to Rainy River 20 years ago to serve in the United Church of Canada for the Pastoral Charge of Rainy River/Stratton, and fell in love with the area and its people.

After suffering some health problems, I retired and headed back to Winnipeg, where I could concentrate on spoiling my two grandsons.


My name is Rilla Race and I am a candidate for reeve of Chapple, where I was raised and lived for all but 20 years of my life.

I have been a member of Chapple council for 17 years, serving on several district committees during that time. At present, I am council rep on the Rainy River District Municipal Association executive and the Emo/La Vallee/Chapple library board.


I've enjoyed the challenge of representing Alberton-La Vallee as a trustee for eight years. I've lived in the district most of my life, attending schools in Burriss, Devlin, and Fort Frances.


My family settled in the township more than 100 years ago. I grew up and went to school here. I then left the area as a teenager, returning with my husband and three sons in 1996.

I am now retired and live in the village of Devlin. I have deep roots in the township and a passion to serve!

My experience includes:

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I decided to run for reeve of Chapple because I believe we are at a fulcrum point.

As the industrial powerhouse in the district, it is important to lay policy to keep business attracted to our municipality. We have the ability in front of Chapple to strengthen our future with strategic investment keeping in mind the core of Chapple's history: fishing, farming, and forestry.