In Kamloops, incumbent Ken Christian has been re-elected as mayor. Christian captured 83.9 per cent of the electorate with 17,328 votes, easily defeating his only challenger, William Turnbull, who had 2,666 votes (12.9 per cent), according to City of Kamloops results.
Earning spots on city council were Arjun Singh, Kathy Sinclair, Mike O’Reilly, Dieter Dudy, Dale Bass, Denis Walsh, Sadie Hunter and Bill Sarai.
Below is the full list of mayoral and councillor candidates.
Kenneth Christian (incumbent)
Donovan Cavers (incumbent)
Ray S. Dhaliwal (incumbent)
Dieter Dudy (incumbent)
Jimmy J. Johal
Kathy Sinclair (incumbent)
Arjun Singh (incumbent)
Denis Walsh (incumbent)
Kamloops is located where the North and South Thompson Rivers meet, in the Thompson-Nicola region.
Kamloops — its name comes from the Shuswap term “Tk’emlups,” which means “meeting place.”
The Shuswap were first to inhabit the area, where they fished and hunted.
Today’s Tk’emlups te Secwepemc are descendants of these people.
European settlement began in 1811; at that time, fur trading, much of it involving beaver pelts, happened throughout the Okanagan Valley to the Thompson River.
That resulted in a Hudson’s Bay Company trading post being established.
Prospectors came subsequently, seeking gold.
Then came the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1883, which brought Chinese workers to lay the track.
Amenities such as stores, hotels, schools, churches and a hospital sprung up and it was formally incorporated in 1893.
Median total income of couple economic families with children (2015)/B.C. median
Crime Severity Index (CSI) — 2016
RCMP – municipal/B.C.
128.06 (+25.23)/93.63 (-0.71)
Violent Crime Severity Index (VCSI) — 2016
RCMP – municipal
99.37 (+46.93)/74.86 (-9.81)
Cathy McLeod (Conservative)
Peter Milobar (BC Liberal) — Kamloops-North Thompson
Todd Stone (BC Liberal) — Kamloops-South Thompson