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B.C. municipal election 2018: Delta results

For the first time in 19 years Delta has a new mayor, as voters have selected George Harvie for the job.

He won with 12,325 votes, according to CivicInfo BC, narrowly defeating Jim Cressford, who had 10,533 votes and Sylvia Bishop with 7,353.

WATCH: Newly elected Delta mayor George Harvie on fixing infrastructure

Newly elected Delta Mayor George Harvie on fixing infrastructure
Newly elected Delta Mayor George Harvie on fixing infrastructure

Harvie replaces long time mayor Lois Jackson who was first elected as a city councillor in councillor in 1972 and won the mayor’s job in 1999. Jackson’s name was not on the ballot this election.

Newcomers Alicia Guichon, Lois E. Jackson, Dan Copeland, and Dylan Kruger were elected to council along with incumbents Jeannie Kanakos and Bruce McDonald.

Below is the full list of mayoral and councillor candidates.

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WATCH: All you need to know about the 2018 Delta election

All you need to know about the 2018 Delta election
All you need to know about the 2018 Delta election

Candidates

Mayor

Sylvia Bishop – Team Delta slate

Jim Cessford – Independents Working For You slate

George Harvie – Achieving for Delta slate

Moneca Kolvyn

Alex Megalos

Vytas Vaitkus

Council

Robert Campbell (incumbent)

Dan Copeland

Craig DeCraene

Chen Du

Darcy Green

Param Grewal

Alicia Guichon

Kay Khilvinder Hale

Joan Hansen

Lois E. Jackson

Jeannie Kanakos (incumbent)

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Kim Kendall

Dylan Kruger

Lori Mayhew

Bruce McDonald (incumbent)

Sandeep Pandher

Garry Shearer

Mike Smith

Cal Traversy

Simran Walia

Boundary

Delta is a city that encompasses a number of communities: North Delta, Tsawwassen and Ladner. They’re located south of the Fraser River, across from Richmond. Tsawwassen shares a border with Point Roberts, which is in the United States.

Population (2016)

102,238

History

A Spanish explorer first sighted Delta in 1791 — thinking it an island, he called it “Isla Capeda.”

Settlers came amid the Gold Rush of 1858.

Some saw the potential for farming in the Fraser River delta, and vowed to return when they had finished searching for gold.

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Fishing and farming would become the backbone of Delta’s economy. Salmon canning happened commercially for the first time on Canada’s west coast close to Annieville, and a cannery would be built on Deas Island as well.

Yet another cannery was build on the northern side of Chilukthan Slough.

Delta was incorporated in 1879, and the municipality was administered from Ladner.

Median total income of couple economic families with children (2015)

$127,019/$111,736

Crime Severity Index (CSI) — 2016

53.59 (-0.61)/93.63 (-0.17)

Violent Crime Severity Index (CSI) — 2016

30.36 (-35.06)/74.85 (-9.81)

Political representation

Federal

Carla Qualtrough (Liberal)

Provincial

Ravi Kahlon (BC NDP) — Delta North

Ian Paton (BC Liberal) — Delta South