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Fort St. John has two new Councillors

Click here for more information about the election results in Fort St. John. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Fort St. John will have two new Councillors.  Becky Grimsrud and Tony Zabinsky have been elected and will join incumbents Gord Klassen, Lilia Hansen, Byron Stewart and Trevor Bolin. Bruce Christensen and Larry Evans did not get re-elected. Mayor Ackerman will serve as Mayor...

Streeper loses re-election bid in Fort Nelson

FORT NELSON, B.C. - Gary Foster has been elected as the new mayor of the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, beating long-time incumbent mayor Bill Streeper. Foster handily won this year's election gathering 922 votes to Streeper's 540. This was Streeper's fourth re-election bid. Councillors who were elected to the Regional Municipality Council were Lorraine Gerwing (1,133), Todd Penney (1,092), Kyle Andrews (1,060),...

Dale Bumstead to be challenged for mayor of Dawson Creek

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. - At the last minute before the nominations closed on Friday, Trenten Laarz put his name in for the position of mayor and will now take on the incumbent Dale Bumstead for the position. Bumstead has been mayor since 2013.  According to nomination papers, Laarz is an employee at Jocks Restoration in Dawson Creek. There are six seats open...

Grimsrud and Zabinsky are elected in Fort St. John

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Becky Grimsrud and Tony Zabinsky are the two newest members of Fort St. John City Council. Grimsrud received the most votes of all 12 candidates running, garnering 1,718 votes. Zabinsky received the fifth-highest vote total, getting 1,372 votes. After the results were read, Grimsrud said "I'm honoured that the City has chosen me to represent them....

Two long time Fort St. John Councillors say goodbye

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Two longtime Fort St. John City Councillors are reflecting on their time at City Hall after voters picked two new people to join Fort St. John City Council. Councillor Bruce Christensen and Councillor Larry Evans both lost their re-election bids in Saturday's municipal election.  Becky Grimsrud and Tony Zabinsky are the two newest members of Fort...

Ackerman to be acclaimed for second straight time, thirteen candidates vying for Council

UPDATE - Denise Menard has dropped out of the race for Council.  There are now 12 candidates running for six seats. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Lori Ackerman will officially be the mayor of Fort St. John for another four years. Ackerman has been elected mayor by acclamation for the second straight time in this year’s municipal election. She was first elected...

Get to know the two candidates vying to be the next mayor of Taylor

TAYLOR, B.C. – While this year’s municipal election in Fort St. John has been a relatively tame affair, things are a bit more exciting in the District of Taylor. Unlike in Fort St. John where mayor Lori Ackerman has been acclaimed for the second election in a row, this year’s election will be the second in four years in which...

Dale Bumstead remains Mayor of Dawson Creek

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. - Dale Bumstead will remain the Mayor of Dawson Creek.  Bumstead received 1,780 votes compared to 291 for Trenten Laarz. As for Council, Blair Lekstrom received the most votes at 1,829, followed by Jerimy Earl with 1,204, Paul Gevatkoff with 1,132, Shaely Wilbur with 1,146, Charlie Parslow with 1,084 and Amy Kaempf with 1,083. The rest of the results are...

‘Oh my God, there’s a photo’: How ‘brownface’ bombshell hit Liberal campaign bus

HALIFAX — In the hours and minutes before everything changed, the mood on Justin Trudeau's campaign media bus was jovial. The journalists covering the Liberal leader's re-election bid were heading away from a rally at a candidate's campaign office in Truro, N.S., where a crowd of supporters and fans had done what they'd been doing all week: waiting and waiting for the leader...

2018 Election results for School District 59

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. - Here are the school trustee election results for School District 59. Incumbent Electoral Area I trustee Crystal Hillton was re-elected, along with newcomer Becky Borton. Incumbent trustee Andrea Smith lost her re-election bid, along with Jessica Fairful. Roxanne Gulick was acclaimed in Electoral Area II, which represents the Tumbler Ridge area. Jennifer Lalonde and Tamara Ziemer were elected in Electoral Area III, while Angelina Schurmann was not elected. In...

Here’s who is so far officially running in this year’s municipal elections in Northeast B.C.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – After the nomination period for next month’s municipal elections in B.C. officially opened Tuesday morning at 9:00, a number of candidates have submitted their nomination papers in communities across Northeast B.C. According to CivicInfoBC, which operates as an information hub for all local governments in the province, candidates have officially submitted papers in five out...

Evans and Snow re-elected to School District 60’s Board of Trustees

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Incumbent School District #60 trustees Erin Evans and Bill Snow have been re-elected. Evans received the second-most votes of the five candidates running in the Zone 5 School Board race, getting 1,533, while Snow got 1,198. Challenger Helen Gilbert was also elected to Zone 5 with 1,593, while candidates Jeff Richert and Darrell Pasichnyk were unsuccessful in their bids...

Fraser re-elected as mayor of Taylor

TAYLOR, B.C. - Rob Fraser has been re-elected as mayor of the District of Taylor. Fraser finished this year's municipal election with 308 votes, while the District's former community services director and challenger Laura Prosko got 89 votes. Three of the four incumbent members of council were also re-elected: Brent Taillefer, Betty Ponto, and Dave Lueneberg, while George Barber chose not to run...

Horgan aims to quell Weaver’s opposition to LNG

VICTORIA, B.C. — Premier John Horgan is scheduled to speak with Green Party leader Andrew Weaver over the phone Tuesday in a bid to quell a potential conflict between the two that could result in a snap provincial election. According to The Globe and Mail, Horgan is scheduled to speak with Weaver regarding his opposition to the NDP’s plans to...

Former employee challenging Fraser for mayor’s chair in Taylor

TAYLOR, B.C. – Voters will need to decide who will be the District of Taylor’s next mayor, and the race will be an interesting one. Incumbent mayor Rob Fraser will be looking to get re-elected to a second term in the upcoming election. Fraser served as a councillor in Taylor from 1994 to 2006 before being elected mayor in 2014...

Baloney Meter: Is the RCMP investigating people in the PMO over SNC-Lavalin?

OTTAWA — "Clearly the RCMP are taking this seriously enough to start investigating individuals in the Prime Minister's Office." — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer on the SNC-Lavalin scandal, Sept. 11 in Ottawa Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was eager to talk about the latest development in the ongoing saga of SNC-Lavalin as he prepared to board his campaign plane Wednesday, an issue...

Here’s an updated list of official candidates in this year’s municipal elections in Northeast B.C.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – After the nomination period for next month’s municipal elections in B.C. officially opened one week ago, there have been a number of changes to the lists of candidates that have submitted their nomination papers in communities across Northeast B.C. According to CivicInfoBC, which operates as an information hub for all local governments in the province,...

Allen Courtoreille is the new Mayor of Chetwynd

CHETWYND, B.C. - The next mayor to serve the District of Chetwynd is Allen Courtoreille. Courtoreille received 255 votes beating current councillor Alec Brownlee, who received 231.  As for Council, Mel Deck received 394 votes, Jocelyn Disher had 390 votes, Clay Bassendowski received 386, Laura Weisgerber had 374, Rochelle Galbraith had 366 and Janet Wark had 365. Outgoing mayor Merlin Nichols, who was running as a...

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