B.C. municipal election 2018: Fruitvale results

In Fruitvale, Stephen Morissette defeated incumbent Patricia Cecchini to become mayor. Morissette won with 595 votes, defeating Cecchini, who had 196 votes.

Council seats went to Vickie Fitzpatrick, Lindsay Kenny, Bert Kniss and Bill Wenman.

Below is the full list of mayoral and councillor candidates.



Patricia Cecchini (incumbent)

Stephen Morissette


Lila Cresswell

James H. Ellison (incumbent)

Carrie Farnum

Vickie Fitzpatrick

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Lindsay Kenny

Bert Kniss (incumbent)

Tabatha Webber (incumbent)

Bill Wenman


Fruitvale is located in B.C.’s West Kootenay region, about 15 kilometres from Trail and a short distance from the Canada-U.S. border.

Population (2016)



The village of Fruitvale was long ago known as Beaver Siding, and as a stop on the Great Northern Railway.

Fruitvale Ltd., a land company, bought up property near the stop and changed its name in 1906.

Fruitvale’s economy is driven not by farming, but by refining, smelting, forestry and fertilizer production.

The village, which was incorporated in 1952, is also known as a bedroom community for Trail.

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


Political representation


Richard Cannings (NDP)

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Katrine Conroy (BC NDP)