© Geraldine Brophy
Corner Brook's new city council was sworn in Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, from left, Josh Carey, Linda Chaisson, Keith Cormier, Charles Pender, Bernd Staeben, Mary Ann Murphy and Tony Buckle. — Star photo by Geraldine Brophy
Corner Brook's new city council was sworn in Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. A traditional Mi'kmaq smudging ceremony was held prior to the event in Civic Square in front of city hall. Judge Kymil Howe presided over the swearing in of mayor-elect Charles Pender. Pender then swore in the remaining city councillors.
Following the ceremony the new council held its first public meeting where Bernd Staeben was elected deputy mayor.