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B.C. municipal election 2018: Logan Lake results

Incumbent Robin Smith has been acclaimed as mayor of Logan Lake after no challengers came forward.

Smith will be joined on council by fellow incumbents Claire Newman, Allan Smith and Garry Youd. They’ll be joined by councillors Marion Bell, Amber Chong and Peter Martell.

Below is the full list of the candidates for mayor and council.

Candidates

Mayor:

Robin J. Smith (incumbent)

Council:

Marion Bell

Amber Chong

Melanie Gilmar

Cynthia Haggerty

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Peter Martell

Jody A. Mitchell

Claire L. Newman (incumbent)

Connie M. Scott

Allan J. Smith (incumbent)

Bryan Town

Charlie Weir (incumbent)

Garry Youd (incumbent)

Boundary

The Southern Interior municipality of Logan Lake can be found just over 60 kilometres north of Merritt.

Population (2016)

1,993

History

A relatively young B.C. municipality, Logan Lake‘s history goes back many more years than its life, to 1871, when mining in the Highland Valley started to take off.

About 100 years later, communities began to spring up to service mining companies, and that was the story for Logan Lake, which was incorporated as a village in 1970.

It would become a district municipality in 1983.

Logan Lake endured a rough time amid the recession of the 1980s, and it was thought for a time that the community would become a ghost town.

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But it persisted, offering amenities that many residents would normally enjoy in urban areas.

Much of Logan Lake’s population remains employed by the Highland Valley Copper mine, the biggest open-pit copper operation in North America.

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

$125,824/$111,736

Political representation

Federal

Dan Albas (Conservative)

Provincial

Jackie Tegart (BC Liberal)