It was an emotional evening as the County of Antigonish called for a special council meeting to select the new Warden after the sudden passing of longtime councillor and Warden, Russel Boucher. It was decided unanimously that Deputy Warden Owen McCarron take on the role of Warden.
Warden McCarron says the past few weeks have been difficult while everyone processes the loss of Russell; who had a large presence in council and life. McCarron says council must push forward, even during these difficult times:
With McCarron stepping up to become warden, it was motioned that long time councillor Hugh Stewart fill the role of Deputy Warden. A special election date for District 9 has been called for August the 19th.