B.C. municipal election 2018: Kamloops results

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)

William Turnbull


Jennifer Adams

Nicholas Adams

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Dale Bass

Chris Bose

Donovan Cavers (incumbent)

Corally Delwo

Ray S. Dhaliwal (incumbent)

Dieter Dudy (incumbent)

Dennis Giesbrecht

Shawn Harnett

Sadie Hunter

Jimmy J. Johal

Stephen Karpuk

Caroline King

Alison Klie

Mike O’Reilly

Bill Sarai

Kathy Sinclair (incumbent)

Arjun Singh (incumbent)

Denis Walsh (incumbent)

Gerald Watson


Kamloops is located where the North and South Thompson Rivers meet, in the Thompson-Nicola region.

Population (2016)


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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)

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Political representation


Cathy McLeod (Conservative)


Peter Milobar (BC Liberal) — Kamloops-North Thompson

Todd Stone (BC Liberal) — Kamloops-South Thompson