It appears a political dynasty in Burnaby is over. Global News has declared Mike Hurley has defeated incumbent mayor Derek Corrigan in a race that will no doubt send shock waves across the region. Corrigan has been Burnaby’s mayor since he was elected in 2002.
Hurley, a retired firefighter, earned 52.3 per cent of the votes, according to unofficial results posted by the city’s website. Corrigan finished second with 41.6 per cent of the votes.
Despite Corrigan’s loss, his Burnaby Citizens Association party still nearly swept council, earning all but one of the seats, including incumbents Sav Dhaliwal, Dan Johnston, Colleen Jordan, Paul McDonell, Pietro Calendino and James Wang. The final seat was filled by Joe Keithley of the Burnaby Green Party.
Below is the full list of the candidates for mayor and council.
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Derek Corrigan, Burnaby Citizens Association (Incumbent)
Mehreen Chaudhry, Burnaby Civic Greens
Alain Deng, Burnaby First Coalition
Sav Dhaliwal, Burnaby Citizens Association (Incumbent)
Joel Gibbs, Burnaby Civic Greens
Linda Hancott, Burnaby First Coaliation
Dan Johnston, Burnaby Citizens Association (Incumbent)
Colleen Jordan, Burnaby Citizens Association (Incumbent)
Joe Keithly, Burnaby Civic Greens
Charter Lau, Burnaby First Coalition
Heather Leung, Burnaby First Coalition
Paul McDonell, Burnaby Citizens Association (Incumbent)
Rick McGowan, Burnaby Civic Greens
Carrie McLaren, Burnaby Civic Greens
Baljinder Narang, Burnaby Citizens Association
Erika Schinzel, Burnaby Civic Greens
John Templeton, Burnaby First Coalition
Pietro Calendino, Burnaby Citizens Association (Incumbent)
Nick Volkow, Burnaby Citizens Association
James Wang, Burnaby Citizens Association (Incumbent)
Francesca Zumpanom, Burnaby First Coalition
B.C.’s third-biggest city is bordered by Vancouver, New Westminster, Port Moody, the Burrard Inlet and the Fraser River.
Located within the territories of the Squamish, Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Kwantlen, Katzie, Qayqayt, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen First Nations, Burnaby was incorporated as a municipality in 1892.
First inhabited by Indigenous peoples who used parts of the area for camping and food gathering, history would take a turn with the establishment of fur trading whose focal point was the Hudson’s Bay Company’s post at Fort Langley.
The discovery of gold along the Fraser River would also bring prospectors to British Columbia.
Burnaby began to develop as its own community after the creation of the City of New Westminster in 1860. Residents would grow dissatisfied as the property taxes they paid did not provide any local benefits.
The city was incorporated in 1892 and named after Burnaby Lake, which was itself named after Robert Burnaby, a businessman who explored the region in 1859.
For its 100th anniversary, the municipality would officially change its name from the Corporation of the District of Burnaby to the City of Burnaby.
Median total income of couple economic families with children (2015)/B.C. median
Crime Severity Index (2016)/B.C.
77.11 (-9.73)/93.63 (-0.71)
Violent Crime Severity Index (2016)/B.C.
69 (-8.80)/74.86 (-9.81)
Terry Beech (Liberal) — Burnaby North-Seymour
Peter Julian (NDP) — New Westminster-Burnaby
Kennedy Stewart (NDP) — Burnaby South
Katrina Chen (BC NDP) — Burnaby-Lougheed
Raj Chouhan (BC NDP) — Burnaby-Edmonds
Anne Kang (BC NDP) — Burnaby-Deer Lake
Janet Routledge (BC NDP) — Burnaby North