Incumbent Barb Desjardins has been re-elected in the Township of Esquimalt.
Desjardins defeated challenger John Roe 2,919 votes to 1,128.
Esquimalt’s new council will be made up of incumbents Tim Morrison, Meagan Brame, Lynda Hundleby and newcomers Jacob Helliwell, Jane Vermeulen and Ken Armour.
Below is the full list of mayoral and councillor candidates in Esquimalt.
Barb Desjardins (incumbent)
John R Roe
Meagan Brame (incumbent)
Lynda Hundleby (incumbent)
Tim Morrison (incumbent)
A township that’s a neighbour to B.C.’s capital, Esquimalt is located about four kilometres from downtown Victoria at the southern end of Vancouver Island.
“Esquimalt.” It’s an anglicized version of the Indigenous word “es-whoy-malth,” meaning “the place of gradually shoaling water.”
And it describes a community whose roots can be traced back to 4,000 years before European settlers arrived, when the Songhees and Esquimalt peoples were first to call the territory home.
Post-settlement Esquimalt would begin as an agricultural community before a naval base would be established there in 1865.
Today, CFB Esquimalt is the township’s biggest employer.
Median total income of couple economic families with children (2015)/B.C. median
Crime Severity Index (CSI) — 2016
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Randall Garrison (NDP)
Mitzi Dean (BC NDP)