June 24, 2018 1:00 am
Updated: October 20, 2018 11:57 pm

B.C. municipal election 2018: Colwood results

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Carol Hamilton’s third mayoral term was usurped by Rob Martin, who was elected mayor of Colwood on Saturday with 58.1 per cent of the vote. Hamilton was first elected in 2011 and re-elected in 2014. Hamilton registered a massive victory four years ago, earning 2,368 votes out of the total 2,940 votes cast in Colwood.

Incumbent councillors Cynthia Day and Gordie Logan were re-elected with approximately 13 per cent of the vote each, along with newcomers Doug Kobayashi, Dean Jantzen, Michael Baxter and Stewart Parkinson.

Candidates

Mayor

Carol Hamilton (incumbent)

Rob C Martin (elected) 

Council

Michael S Baxter (elected) 

Cynthia L Day (incumbent and elected) 

Dean K Jantzen (elected) 

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Doug N Kobayashi (elected) 

Gordie Logan (incumbent and elected) 

Eve L Millington

Jason R Nault (incumbent)

Stewart E Parkinson (elected) 

Aaron R Weisgerber

Scott McDonald

Misty D Olsen

Boundary

At the southern tip of Vancouver Island, right next to Victoria, lies Colwood. Just to the north of the city is Langford, to its south, Sooke and Metchosin.

Population (2016)

16,859

History

Capt. Edward E. Langford named Colwood after his hometown in Sussex, England.

In the 19th century, it had a tannery, sawmill and shoe factory. Fort Rodd Hill, an artillery fort, was built in the area and would later become a national historic site.

Colwood is also home to Hatley Park, a property on Esquimalt Lagoon.

It’s a property that was bought by B.C. premier James Dunsmuir, and it’s the site where he built Hatley Castle, completing it in 1909.

The castle would later be purchased by the federal government as a naval training school and be established as Royal Roads Military College.

The college later came into B.C.’s hands and was re-dubbed Royal Roads University.

Numerous X-Men films were shot there as was Deadpool.

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

$116,885/$111,736

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

36.11 (-11.02)/93.63 (-0.71)

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

31.90 (-4.92)/74.86 (-9.81)

Political representation

Federal

Randal Garrison (NDP)

Provincial

Mitzi Dean (BC NDP)

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