Two new city councils being sworn in this evening

Greater Sudbury’s newly elected city council will take their seats tonight. The 10 returning Councillors, will welcome two new councillors. Senior Staff are also expected to be in attendance. Re-elected Mayor Brian Bigger will be giving his inaugural address. The new term of council officially began their term on Dec. 1.

Elsewhere, the new Timmins city council is preparing to be sworn in. It will see the new Mayor George Pirie, as well as all Councillors take the take the declaration of office and oath of allegiance. There is an invocation by Sean Lee from Grace Bible Chapel, then greetings from Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus, and Timmins MPP Gilles Bisson.

Finally, downsizing is taking on a whole new meaning in Sault Ste. Marie. This is after the city’s public works department, a slimmed-down the City Council chamber meeting space by cut the ends off two massive desks in the chambers and refinishing the ends. Back in March, City Council voted to redraw the Sault’s ward boundaries and reduce the size of council from 12 councillors across six wards to just 10 councillors in five wards.