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B.C. municipal election 2018: Montrose results

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.

Candidates

Mayor:

Joe Danchuk (incumbent)

Mike Walsh

Council:

Don Berriault

Lynda Bouthillier

Paul Caron

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Cindy Cook (incumbent)

Royce Schmidt

Rory Steep (incumbent)

Boundary

The Village of Montrose is situated along Highway 3B near Beaver Creek, close to the Canada-U.S. border.

Population (2016)

996

History

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

$130,688/$111,736

Political representation

Federal

Richard Cannings (NDP)

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Provincial

Katrine Conroy (BC NDP)

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