B.C. municipal election 2018: Campbell River results

Andy Adams has made it two for two. The Campbell River mayor has been acclaimed in the 2018 election after pulling off an upset in 2014. Four years ago, Adams knocked off incumbent Walter Jakeway by 4,370 votes to 4,259.

Adams had served three terms on city council before winning the mayor’s chair in 2014. Adams has been courted to run both federally and provincially but decided to stick around in his home community.

Incumbents Michele A. Babchuk, Charlie J. Cornfield, Ron B. Kerr and Colleen M. Evans were elected to council, along with newcomers Claire I. Moglove and Kermit H. Dahl.

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

Mayoral Candidate

Andy Adams

Council Candidates

Michele A Babchuk
Allan R Buxton
Charlie J Cornfield
Kermit H Dahl
Colleen M Evans
Daniel J Franklin
Ron B Kerr
Claire I Moglove
Marlene D Wright


Campbell River is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island and just west of Quadra Island. It’s about 53 kilometres from Courtenay.

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Population (2016)



First Nations knew of the plentiful salmon runs in the Campbell River for many years before Europeans first arrived in the area in 1792.

Europeans arrived again between 1859 and 1861; it was at this time that the Royal Canadian Navy sent Capt. Richards of HMS Plumper to survey the area, and it was then that Campbell River received its name after Dr. Samuel Campbell, a surgeon aboard the ship.

Logging drove European settlement in Campbell River, and as time went by, it also began to attract fishermen who wanted to catch Tyee salmon, which weighed over 30 lbs.

Campbell River grew further in the 1950s with the opening of a pulp and paper mill which closed in 2010.

The biggest non-nuclear explosion in history happened in Seymour Narrows in 1958 when dynamite blew up Ripple Rock, a marine hazard known for causing shipwrecks.

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


Crime Severity Index (2016) — municipal/B.C.

102.80 (+9.27)/93.63 (-0.71)

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Violent Crime Severity Index (2016) — municipal/B.C.

74.86 (-9.81)/74.86 (-9.81)

Crime Severity Index (2016) — rural/B.C.

100.62 (-4.69)/93.63 (-0.71)

Violent Crime Severity Index (2016) — rural/B.C.

54.46 (-35.96)/74.86 (-9.81)

Political representation


Rachel Blaney (NDP)


Claire Trevena (BC NDP)