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B.C. municipal election 2018: Mission results

Pam Alexis has dispatched ex-B.C. cabinet minister Randy Hawes as mayor of the District of Mission.

Incumbents Carol Hamilton and Danny Plecas were elected to council, alongside Jag Gill, Cal Crawford, Ken Herar and Mark Davies.

Candidates

Mayor

Pam Alexis – elected

Iain Gilfillan

Randy Hawes (incumbent)

Wyatt Scott

Council

Kelly Apostoliuk

Cal Crawford – elected

Mark Davies – elected

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Jag Gill – elected

Anne Graham

Carol Hamilton (incumbent) – elected

Ken Herar – elected

Jim Hinds (incumbent)

Jennifer Holmes

Carla Janis

Jeff Jewell

Doug Lifford

Mike Nenn

Tracey Lee Norman

Alan Pedersen

Danny Plecas (incumbent) – elected

Ashley Sharpe

Neil Smith

Dave Westley

Boundary

The District of Mission is located north of the Fraser River, across from Abbotsford and west of Hatzic.

Population (2016)

38,833

History

First, the Sto:lo people lived in the Mission area, carrying on activities such as hunting, farming, fishing and trading.

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B.C.’s oldest dwelling is located at the site of the former Coast Salish village, which is believed to be 9,000 years old.

European settlers came after the founding of B.C. in 1858, and after the Fraser River Gold Rush of the same year.

The first to arrive were Catholic priests, who were known as “Oblates of Mary Immaculate.”

St. Mary’s Mission was founded in 1862; the area was also the site of B.C.’s first residential school.

Mission’s growth accelerated with the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885, making it the first community linked to the U.S. by rail.

The City of Mission was incorporated as a municipality in 1892.

The first train robbery in B.C. happened close to Mission in 1904.

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

$110,923/$111,736

Crime Severity Index (CSI) — 2016

RCMP — municipal/B.C.

109.78 (-15.50)/93.63 (-0.71)

RCMP — rural

72.84 (-44.78)/93.63 (-0.71)

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Violent Crime Severity Index (CSI) — 2016

RCMP — municipal

78.44 (-27.85)/74.86 (-9.81)

RCMP — rural

86.54 (-66.63)/74.86 (-9.81)

Political representation

Federal

Jati Sidhu (Liberal)

Provincial

Bob D’Eith (BC NDP) — Maple Ridge-Mission

Michael de Jong (BC Liberal) — Abbotsford West

Simon Gibson (BC Liberal) — Abbotsford-Mission