HUDSON'S HOPE, BC -- The mayoral race in Hudson’s Hope is over – current mayor Dave Heiberg has been acclaimed for his second term.

Heiberg was the only candidate remaining after his opponent, Reginald Knox, dropped out of the race. Knox removed his name from the ballot due to health issues.

Hudson’s Hope residents will still vote for their new council on October 15th. There are eleven candidates vying for six seats.

Heiberg says he’s ready to get straight into planning for the upcoming term. Fixing the water treatment plant will be a major priority, and Heiberg says it’s one of the main reasons he wanted a second term on the job.

“I wanted to make sure that I could see that project through,” says Heiberg. “Because I have been through the background, I’ve got a pretty good idea of how we got here, where we are, and what we need to do to go forward.”

Heiberg and district staff are currently in talks with BC Hydro, discussing long-term solutions for an improved water system.

Heiberg also wants to make progress on some other infrastructure projects, including mproving the pool and building a new community hall.