Pictured is Richmond County's new municipal council (from the left): James Goyetche, Alvin Martell, Warden Brian Marchand, Gilbert Boucher, and Deputy Warden Jason MacLean. For more, see the November 16 edition of The Reporter.

ARICHAT: Richmond County’s top two elected positions are now held by two new faces, including a first-time councillor, in the wake of Monday night’s swearing-in ceremonies at the county’s municipal chambers.

District 3 councillor Brian Marchand was unopposed for the warden’s position, nearly two months after he was acclaimed to the new municipal district incorporating Louisdale, Evanston, Lower River Inhabitants, Dundee, and Point Tupper. Marchand had previously served two council terms in Richmond County’s former District 6.

Moments later, first-time District 5 councillor Jason MacLean was unchallenged for the Deputy Warden’s position. MacLean, the vice-principal at Richmond Education Centre and Academy, recently emerged victorious from a recount of the ballots cast in the new district that takes in L’Ardoise, Framboise, Fourchu, Loch Lomond and Johnstown.

Also sworn in last night were District 1 councillor James Goyetche, District 2 councillor Alvin Martell, and District 4 councillor Gilbert Boucher.

For more details, see the November 16 edition of The Reporter.

District 3 councillor Brian Marchand was selected as Richmond's new warden on Monday night.
District 3 councillor Brian Marchand was selected as Richmond’s new warden on Monday night. For more, see the November 16 edition of The Reporter.