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B.C. municipal election 2018: Greenwood results

Incumbent Ed Smith has been re-elected mayor of Greenwood.

He won with 191 votes, according to CivicInfo BC.

Incumbent councillors Gerry Shaw, Jim Nathorst, and Colleen Land were re-elected Saturday night along with newcomer John Bolt.

Below is the full list of mayoral and councillor candidates.

Candidates

Mayor:

Ron Pratt

Ed Smith (incumbent)

Council: 

Timothy Arnell

John A. Bolt

Lee Cudworth (incumbent)

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Colleen Lang (incumbent)

Jim Nathorst (incumbent)

Rob J. Payne

Gerry C. Shaw (incumbent)

Boundary

Greenwood can be found in southeastern B.C., along the Crowsnest Highway and about 40 kilometres from Grand Forks.

Population (2016)

665

History

How did it come to be that a Canadian city could have only about 600 people?

Ask the people of Greenwood, where the population was once as high as 3,000.

Prospectors first came to the Greenwood area when gold was discovered at Rock Creek in 1859.

Copper was subsequently found at the Phoenix site in the 1880s.

Robert Wood began the Greenwood site in 1896 and built roads there from mining camps.

The area was accorded the status of a city in 1897, and mining accelerated in 1899 with the advent of the Columbia and Western Railway.

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A smelter was built in Greenwood to process products from the Mother Lode mine, helping to make the region one of the world’s top copper producers.

The shelter opened in 1901 and closed in 1919, hurting the economy.

The city’s population fell as low as 200 people following the Second World War.

Greenwood was used as a camp for Japanese-Canadians amid the installation of the internment policy in 1941, and the population ballooned with the arrival of 1,000 people who were detained there.

The settlers and the internees, however, connected. A number of internees came back to Greenwood when the war was over.

The film Snow Falling on Cedars, which covers the subject of internment, was filmed in Greenwood.

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

$72,192/$111,736

Political representation

Federal

Richard Cannings (NDP)

Provincial

Linda Larson (BC Liberal)