B.C. municipal election 2018: Coldstream results

In Coldstream, incumbent Jim Garlick has been re-elected as mayor. Garlick captured 2,154 votes, or 82.6 per cent, defeating his only challenger, Bill Firman, who garnered 419 votes, according to unofficial results posted by CivicInfo BC.

Earning seats on council were Ruth Hoyte, Pat Cochrane, Doug Dirk, Stephanie Hoffman, Richard Enns and Glenn Taylor.

Below is the full list of mayoral and councillor candidates.



Bill Firman

Jim Garlick (incumbent)


Pat M. Cochrane (incumbent)

Doug Dirk (incumbent)

Richard Enns (incumbent)

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Stephanie A. Hoffman

Ruth Hoyte

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Gyula Kiss (incumbent)

Glen A. Taylor (incumbent)

Referendum questions

Are you in favour of the Regional District of North Okanagan adopting the following bylaws:

– Greater Vernon Cultural Service Establishment Bylaw No. 2785, 2018; and
– Greater Vernon Multi-Purpose Cultural Facility Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2786, 2018

which authorizes the Regional District of North Okanagan to establish a cultural service and borrow an amount not to exceed twenty-five million dollars ($25,000,000) for the purpose of financing a portion of the monies required for the acquisition of lands and construction of a new Multi-Purpose Cultural Facility for the Greater Vernon Cultural Service?


Coldstream is found in the Okanagan Valley, just a short drive from Vernon. The district municipality sits at the northern end of Kalamalka Lake.

Population (2016)



Coldstream’s history can be traced back to 1863, when settler Capt. Charles F. Houghton arrived.

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He set up the “Coldstream Ranch,” so named for cold springs that were located there, according to the Canadian Encyclopedia.

The ranch was later sold, and orchards grew up on it — 732 acres of them in total.

The property was subsequently subdivided in an effort to stir more settlement.

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


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

43.71 (+21.01)/93.63 (-0.71)

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

23.94 (+31.68)/74.86 (-9.81)

Political representation


Mel Arnold (Conservative)


Eric Foster (BC Liberal)

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