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B.C. municipal election 2018: Kelowna results

In Kelowna, incumbent Colin Basran has been re-elected as mayor. Basran captured 18,118 votes, easily defeating his top challenger, Tom Dyas, who was second with 9,518 votes, according to unofficial results posted by CivicInfo BC. Bobby Kennedy was third with 2,671 votes while Bob Schewe was fourth with 1,507 votes.

READ MORE: BC election: Basran easily wins second term as Kelowna mayor

Earning seats on city council were Maxine DeHart (the leading vote-getter at 16,706), Gail Given (16,323), Luke Stack (15,150), Brad Sieben (14,675), Mohini Singh (14,586), Charlie Hodge (14,429), Ryan Donn (13,236) and Loyal Woodridge (12,495).

Below is the full list of mayoral and councillor candidates.

Candidates

Mayor:

Colin Basran (incumbent)

Tom Dyas

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Bobby C. Kennedy

Bob Schewe

Council:

Lindsay Bell

Kevin Bond

Mark Boyer

Wayne Carson

Curtis Dibinel

Greg Dahms

Maxine DeHart (incumbent)

Ryan Donn (incumbent)

Sargent Dustin

Gail Given (incumbent)

Charlie Hodge (incumbent)

Craig Hostland

Graeme James

Amarjit Singh Lalli

Gord Lovegrove

Jeff Piattelli

Mo Rajabally

Brad Sieben (incumbent)

Mohini Singh (incumbent)

Luke Stack (incumbent)

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Stefanie Van Meeteren

Loyal Wooldridge

School trustee:

Norah Bowman

Rolli Cacchioni

Chelsea Frank

Joel Fraser

Julia Fraser

Terry Giesbrecht

Stuart Kyle

Joachim Nierfeld

Peter Pagliocchini

Lee-Ann Tiede

Boundary

The shore of Okanagan Lake is where you’ll find Kelowna, the centre of the Okanagan Valley.

Nearby communities include Westbank, Peachland, Lake Country and West Kelowna.

Population (2016)

127,380

History

First Nations spent thousands of years in the Okanagan Valley before fur traders with the Hudson’s Bay Company came to the region.

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European settlement didn’t start until 1860, and then the Gold Rush brought more activity to the region two years later, spurring settlement growth.

Miners would go through the area as they headed north. Cattlemen would follow.

Along the way, people noticed that the valley had plenty of grass and water, and saw the potential for cattle ranching there.

A fruit industry sprung up in the 1890s and it’s only grown since then, producing orchards and vineyards that have made the Okanagan a key destination for wine lovers.

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

$115,947/$111,736

Crime Severity Index (CSI) — 2016

RCMP – municipal/B.C.

115.60 (+1.64)/93.63 (-0.71)

RCMP – rural/B.C.

104.66 (+2.15)/93.63 (-0.71)

Violent Crime Severity Index (CSI) — 2016

RCMP – municipal/B.C.

68.40 (-13.42)/74.86 (-9.81)

RCMP – rural/B.C.

53.32 (-11.58)/74.86 (-9.81)

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Political representation

Federal

Stephen Fuhr (Liberal)

Provincial

Norm Letnick (BC Liberal) — Kelowna-Lake Country

Ben Stewart (BC Liberal) — Kelowna West

Steve Thomson (BC Liberal) — Kelowna-Mission