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Former candidate for mayor faces charge
Published Thursday, December 20, 2012 10:27AM CST
Last Updated Thursday, December 20, 2012 12:54PM CST
A man who ran for mayor of Saskatoon during October's civic election was in court Thursday to face a firearms charge.
Clay Mazurkewich, 51, faces a charge of possessing a weapon dangerous to the public peace.
Saskatoon Police were called to the Coachman Lounge in the 2300 block of Preston Avenue around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Police say they were called because a man in the lounge had a handgun, and had shown it to someone else.
Police say they arrested the man, and found a black replica pellet handgun tucked into the front of his jacket. A second black replica pellet handgun was found in a holster he was wearing.
Mazurkewich appeared in provincial court in Saskatoon Thursday morning. He was released with conditions, including abstaining from alcohol. He is due back in court on Jan.10.
In October’s civic election, Mazurkewich finished a distant third, behind Mayor Don Atchison and challenger Tom Wolf.
During the campaign it was revealed that he had a previous conviction for assault. Mazurkewich said it was part of a messy divorce, and he had moved on in his life.