A new face is representing Bon Accord.
 
After former mayor David Hutton resigned on Nov.13, the town prepared to hold a by-election to fill the position.
 
However, as only one nomination was put forward, no by-election was held and Greg Mosychuk was sworn in as the new mayor.
 
Mosychuk moved to Bon Accord in 2008 and acted as a town councillor from 2012 to 2017. He serves as a correctional peace officer during the day.
 
"I'm just happy to be here," he said. "We have a really great community here, there's a lot of potential. We're working to try and grow and build."
 
Bon Accord will be holding a municipal election on Oct.18. Since he has less than a year in office, Mosychuk explained he doesn't have any major initiatives he is hoping to accomplish for his short term. Instead, his goal is to maintain a viable council and provide good services to the town.
 
"It's just a matter of continuing to do the good work that this council has been doing," he added. "We have a bunch of good things that have been happening in Bon Accord."
 
Some of the town's recent accomplishments include installing a new solar farm, adding a new doctor to their pharmacy, doubling their reservoir and working on regional collaboration.
 
While it took some adjusting to get used to the position, Mosychuk said the transition was relatively smooth. There are a few challenges he is working through along with council, including the impacts of COVID-19 and recovering after a large fire burned down the town's liquor store and one of two restaurants in Bon Accord last year.
 
"You just have to work through what is happening and try to maintain and keep going."
 
Like Bruderheim, the town is also considering removing the ice from their arena, as they are getting no revenue and are losing money maintaining it.