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B.C. municipal election 2018: Hazelton results

Dennis Sterritt was elected mayor of Hazelton with 62.8 per cent of the vote, defeating incumbent Alice Maitland.

Incumbent councillors Wendy Blackstock and Buddy Smith were re-elected. They’re joined by Julie Maitland and Jody Tetreau.

Candidates

Mayor:

Alice Maitland (incumbent)

Dennis Sterritt (elected)

Council:

Wendy Blackstock (incumbent and elected)

Doug Eftoda

Suzzanna Lemky

Julie Maitland (elected)

Nick Marshall (incumbent)

Buddy Smith (incumbent and elected)

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Jody Tetreau (elected)

Boundary

Hazelton is located at the confluence of the Skeena and the Bulkley Rivers. It’s 75 kilometres from Smithers.

Population (2016)

313

History

The Hazelton area was first inhabited by the Wet’suwet’en and Gitxsan First Nations.

It wasn’t until the mid-1860s that Old Hazelton came together along the river, which functioned as an active trading route.

Then the railway came in 1914, helping to establish New Hazelton and South Hazelton.

Today, Hazelton is largely populated by the Gitxsan, with the remaining residents made up by Wet’suwet’en and people of European extraction.

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

$106,496/$111,736

Political representation

Federal

Nathan Cullen (NDP)

Provincial

Doug Donaldson (BC NDP)

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