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B.C. municipal election 2018: Mackenzie results

Joan Atkinson is the new mayor of Mackenzie.

Atkinson won the position by acclimation, facing no challengers for the job.

She will be joined by incumbents Andy Barnes, Amber Hancock, Raye McMeeken and Jim Wiens on council, along with newcomers Viktor Brumovsky and Peter Grogan.

Incumbent coun. David Forshaw was not re-elected.

Below is the full list of mayoral and councillor candidates in Mackenzie.

Candidates

Mayor:

Joan Atkinson

Council:

Andy Barnes (incumbent)

Viktor Brumovsky

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David Forshaw (incumbent)

Peter Grogan

Amber Hancock (incumbent)

Raye McMeeken (incumbent)

Jim Wiens (incumbent)

Boundary

Mackenzie is located in B.C’s north, just under 200 kilometres from Chetwynd.

Population (2016)

3,714

History

Incorporated in 1966, Mackenzie is a community with an economy driven by forestry, and a labour force mostly employed in manufacturing.

The Tse’khene First Nations were first to this region, though the Tsay Keh Dene, the Kwadacha Nation and the McLeod Lake Indian band have also called it home.

Explorer Alexander Mackenzie came through the area in 1793 en route to the confluence of the Parsnip and Finlay rivers north of the municipality.

Since then it’s been a logging community, with a tree crusher that is the world’s largest.

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

$125,696/$111,736

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Political representation

Federal

Bob Zimmer (Conservative)

Provincial

Mike Morris (BC Liberal)