The StarPhoenix provided coverage on ward races, including that of Ward 8.
"In ward 8, surprisingly, only two candidates are running, Sarina Gersher and Evan Drisner. By all accounts, Gersher appears to be winning the race. Her lawn signs are on actual lawns as opposed to boulevards and public spaces. Voters have regularly seen her out on the doorsteps. "
Full article available here: http://thestarphoenix.com/opinion/columnists/paulsen-city-council-rates-more-consideration