The registration period for city councillor candidates began on Monday.
By the end of the first day, seven candidates had made it official: Coun. Jeff Fawcett (Assiniboine), Miles S. Crossman (Rosser), Barry Cullen (Victoria), Coun. John LoRegio (Meadows-Waverly), Lonnie Patterson (South Centre), Coun. Shawn Berry (Linden Lanes) and Vanessa Hamilton (Riverview).
Karrie Smyth, senior elections official, said some candidates were busy bailing water due to the heavy weekend downpour.
“That is going to put a couple off till Wednesday,” Smyth said.
Candidates can register until Sept. 16, when nominations close. The municipal election takes place Oct. 22.
» Brandon Sun