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B.C. municipal election 2018: Cache Creek results

Santo Talarico is the new mayor of Cache Creek. Talarico picked up 230 votes to defeat incumbent John Ranta, who earned 204 votes in the race for mayor, according to CivicInfo BC.

Talarico will be joined by new councillors Susan Peters and Annette Pittman, along with incumbent councillors Wendy Coomber and Lisa Dafoe.

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

Candidates

Mayor:

Sean Murdock

John Ranta (incumbent)

Santo Talarico

Council:

Wendy Coomber (incumbent)

Lisa Dafoe (incumbent)

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David Dubois (incumbent)

Wyatt McMurray (incumbent)

Susan Peters

Annette Pittman

Boundary

On one side of Elephant Hill Provincial Park, you’ll find Ashcroft. On the other, northern side, you’ll find Cache Creek just north of Boston Bar. It’s located in the Thompson-Nicola Region.

Population (2016)

963

History

Like a number of B.C. communities, Cache Creek can trace its growth back to the Gold Rush.

It was an important place for miners to stop and stack up supplies before they headed further north.

The origin of Cache Creek’s name is something of a mystery. Some have said it came from a stagecoach robbery that happened during the Gold Rush, in which one of the robbers buried what they stole in a creek bed.

Another account has it that fur traders “cached” supplies in the valley junction. This story is seen as more likely.

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

$97,536/$111,736

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Political representation

Federal

Jati Sidhu (Liberal)

Provincial

Jackie Tegert (BC Liberal)