Mike Walsh has been elected mayor of Montrose by a margin of 69 votes. Walsh earned 230 votes to defeat incumbent Joe Danchuk, who earned 161 votes, according to CivicInfo BC.
Councillors Cindy Cook and Rory Steep were re-elected along with newcomers Paul Caron and Don Berriault.
Below is the full list of mayoral and councillor candidates in Montrose.
Joe Danchuk (incumbent)
Cindy Cook (incumbent)
Rory Steep (incumbent)
The Village of Montrose is situated along Highway 3B near Beaver Creek, close to the Canada-U.S. border.
Montrose’s history isn’t traced as far back as many B.C. communities.
The village’s own account harks back to 1942, when a man named Leon Simmons wanted to develop a 220-acre area known as Woods Flats.
It was a site owned by C.M.S. Co., a company that would later become known as Teck Rescources.
The land was divided into lots, and slowly a community grew.
Montrose would be incorporated as a village in 1956.
Median total income of couple economic families with children (2015)/B.C. median
Richard Cannings (NDP)
Katrine Conroy (BC NDP)