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Castlegar mayor resigns, city clarifies what's next

City of Castlegar
By City of Castlegar
January 8th, 2021

Earlier today Bruno Tassone tendered his resignation from his role as Mayor of the City of Castlegar.

Council and staff are processing this news and are committed to ensuring the services residents expect from the City are not disrupted and restoring the City’s full Council complement.

With the Mayor’s resignation, Council will appoint a Chief Election Officer. As per the Local Government Act, a by-election will be held within 80 days of the appointment of the Chief Election Officer. Updates will be posted to the City’s website,, and in local media.

“On behalf of everyone in Castlegar, I want to thank Bruno for his leadership and dedication to his roles of Mayor, Councillor and City employee,” says Chief Administrative Officer, Chris Barlow. “His commitment to our community spans decades and positively impacted the City.”

The City of Castlegar is a service centre in the West Kootenay. The diversified and growing economy is focused on the forestry, energy and mining sectors in the valley, and commercial services in the City. Quality of life features backcountry adventure and an increasingly dynamic urban culture, including the Millennium Park & Ponds and Sculpture Walk.

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