Kenny Blacksmith and Mabel Herodier will be going head-to-head in a June 15 runoff election for chair of the Cree School Board.

In the first round of voting, held June 2, Blacksmith got 475 votes out of the 1772 cast, or 27 percent. Herodier got 446 votes, or 25 percent.

The other three candidates were Kathleen Wootton (313 votes), George Blacksmith (290) and Luke MacLeod (248).

Linder the election rules, the winner has to receive 50 percent of the votes. If no one gets that number in the first round, the two top candidates go at it in a run-off.

See page 10 for interviews with Blacksmith and Herodier.