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B.C. municipal election 2018: Anmore results

Incumbent John McEwan has been re-elected mayor of Anmore. He won with 473 votes, beating out Glen Coutts, who earned 348 votes, according CivicInfo BC.

Incumbent councillors Kim Trowbridge and Paul Weverink were acclaimed along with newcomers Polly Krier and Timothy Laidler. They ran unopposed.

Below is the full list of mayoral and councillor candidates in Anmore.

Candidates

Mayor

Glen Coutts

John McEwen (incumbent)

Council

Kim Trowbridge (incumbent)

Paul Weverink (incumbent)

Polly Krier

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Timothy Laidler

Boundary

Located on the north side of Burrard Inlet, across the water from Port Moody. To its west lies the Indian Arm and Belcarra, to its north Eagle Mountain, to its east Pinecone Burke Provincial Park.

Population (2016)

2,210

History

Anmore has only existed as a village since 1987, its business conducted out of a trailer located at Sunnyside and East Roads.

But its history stretches back to 1914, when homesteading began in the area.

A creek that flowed through homesteader Franklin John Lancaster’s property was named Annore for his wife Annie and his daughter Leonore. People developed the habit of calling it Anmore.

All the land that could be lived on was bought up and settled by the 1920s.

There weren’t many public buildings in Anmore besides a schoolhouse up to the 1950s. But then the Lower Mainland Regional Planning released a report titled “The Lower Mainland Looks Ahead” that called for the Anmore Valley to be targeted for urban development.

In 1978, the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) expressed a vision for Anmore that it would have 15,000 residents within a decade.

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But residents had other ideas. Bob Hunter, an Anmore resident and Greenpeace’s first president, worked with Dr. Hal Weinberg to develop the “Anmore Concept,” a plan to maintain a “rugged individual way of life” that only made room for limited servicing and houses residing on acreages.

“Small is beautiful” was a guiding message for this plan. And incorporating as a municipality, it was thought at the time, could be the best way to maintain the community’s character.

Enthusiasm for incorporation grew after the City of Port Moody tried to annex the Ioco Refinery, a major source of revenue for Anmore.

Residents voted to incorporate in 1987. But the village lost the refinery’s revenue as part of a deal to make it happen.

Median total income of couple economic families with children (2015)/B.C. median

$176,896/$111,736

Political representation

Federal

Fin Donnelly (NDP)

Provincial

Linda Reimer (BC Liberal)