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B.C. municipal election 2018: Lumby results

Kevin Acton is the mayor of Lumby by acclamation. Acton ran unopposed. Lumby was one of three communities in the Okanagan region with an acclaimed mayor, with the other two being Armstrong and Sicamous.

Earning council seats were Randal Ostafichuk, Lorelei Fiset, Sherry Kineshanko and Lori Mindnich.

Below is the full list of mayoral and councillor candidates.

Candidates

Mayor:

Kevin Acton (incumbent)

Council:

Marianne Butler

Lorelei Fiset

Sherry Kineshanko

Warren Kurakoa

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Bob R. Massey

Lori Mindnich (incumbent)

Randal Ostafichuk (incumbent)

Julie Pilon (incumbent)

Boundary

Lumby can be found near the Monashee Mountains, about 27 kilometres from Vernon.

Population (2016)

1,833

History

Fishing and hunting were life-sustaining activities maintained by the Shuswap and Okanagan peoples before settlement began in the Lumby area.

The land that would one day house the village is believed to have first been sighted by a trapper named Donald McIntyre.

The story goes that he cleared a path through forest underbrush and found a meadow that he called the “mountain of peace.”

Gold would be discovered in Cherry Creek, now known as Monashee Creek, and starting in 1863, prospectors made their way to the area in search of riches.

The biggest nugget discovered near Lumby weighed 241 grams.

Many early residents were Chinese miners.

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Lumby would become an attractive destination for countercultural artists in the 1960s, and the village’s murals are a testament to that.

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

$99,584/$111,736

Crime rate

Political representation

Federal

Mel Arnold (Conservative)

Provincial

Eric Foster (BC Liberal)