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B.C. municipal election 2018: Invermere results

Allen Miller has been elected mayor of Invermere. He won with 856 votes, beating out Mark Topliff, who earned 186 votes, according CivicInfo BC.

Incumbent councillor Greg Anderson was re-elected, along with newcomers Kayja Becker, Ute Juras and Gerry Taft.

Below is the full list of mayoral and councillor candidates in Invermere.

Candidates

Mayor:

Allen Miller

Mark Topliff

Council:

Greg Anderson (incumbent)

Kayja Becker

Ute Juras

Shawn Ridsdale

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Gerry Taft

Richard Unger

Referendum questions

Do you support a bylaw that bans plastic check out bags at all retail stores within Invermere?

Would you support the District purchasing the “Lake Windermere Resort Lands,” located in Athalmer for an amount not to exceed $5,000,000?

Boundary

Invermere can be found on Windermere Lake, close to B.C.’s border with Alberta. It’s about 135 kilometres north of Cranbrook.

Population (2016)

3,391

History

The Ktunaxa people were first to the area that includes Invermere.

And they were there when explorer David Thompson arrived in the area in 1807, as he explored the upper Columbia River.

Copper City was the first settlement in the area near Invermere in 1890.

Its name was changed to Canterbury and then to Invermere in 1909.

Much of the land in the valley was owned by Columbia Valley Fruit Lands Ltd.

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Today, Invermere is seen as the “commercial hub” of the Columbia Valley. Tourism is its main economic driver, but forestry and mining play a role, too.

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

$118,528/$111,736

Political representation

Federal

Wayne Stetski (NDP)

Provincial

Doug Clovechok (BC Liberal)