0.2 C
Fort St. John
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Tel: 250-787-7100
Email: contact@energeticcity.ca
9924 101 ave Fort St. John, B.C.
Advertisement
Advertisement

Advertisement

More on Saturdays FSJ Election

Advertisement

Virtually everyone ready to voice a prediction, including both candidates, thought Saturday’s mayoralty race in Fort St. John would be close.

When the ballots were finally cast and counted, the unofficial totals proved they were right, as challenger Bruce Lantz, with 1,498 votes, beat incumbent Jim Eglinski, who recieved 1,342. Their post-election night comments then reflected what had been a hard and sometimes, bitterly fought, campaign… The outgoing mayor was asked if he could pinpoint one issue, which he believed was the key to his defeat…

[asset|aid=631|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=54038600641c9d7f46924dbf3f9e57a9-Jim-2_1_Pub.mp3] Mayor-elect Lantz meantime, was ready to hold out an olive branch… [asset|aid=632|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=54038600641c9d7f46924dbf3f9e57a9-bruce-2_1_Pub.mp3] The unofficial voter turn-out of 23 % was again very disappointing but, not surprising to a least one re-elected councilor. This is local historin, Larry Evans, who again topped the council poll, with 18,39 votes…

[asset|aid=633|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=54038600641c9d7f46924dbf3f9e57a9-Larry_1_Pub.mp3] Four of the other five council seats also went to incumbents…Bruce Christensen, Dan Davies, Lori Ackerman and Don Irvin. However, realtor Trevor Bolin received enough votes to finish fifth, between councilors Ackerman and Irwin, ending the fourth term bid of the out-going councils, longest serving member, Karen Simpson.

Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Local Events

Doc Walker to play the Lido Theatre

HYPNOTIST: RAY ANDERSON

Jokes N Tokes Comedy Tour

Advertisement

Advertisement

Must Read

Oilmen’s Bonspiel taking place at the FSJ Curling Club

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Fort St. John Curling Club will be hosting the Oilmen's Bonspiel this week at the Curling Club. Trudy Mitchell, General...