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B.C. municipal election 2018: Northern Rockies results

Gary Foster has been elected mayor of the Northern Rockies defeating incumbent Bill Streeper.

Foster won with 922 votes, according to CivicInfo BC.

He will be joined on the Northern Rockies council by incumbent councillors Lorraine Gerwing, Kyle Andrews, Laurie Dolan, Danny Soles and newcomers Todd Penney and John Roper who were also elected.

Below is the full list of mayoral and councillor candidates.

Candidates

Mayor:

Gary Foster

Bill Streeper (incumbent)

Council:

Kyle Andrews (incumbent)

Laurie Dolan (incumbent)

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Lorraine Gerwing (incumbent)

Clayton Mollica

Todd Penney

John Roper

Danny Soles (incumbent)

Ben Wall

Wayne Wheeler

Tanner Whidden

Boundary

The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality lies in B.C.’s northeast corner, encompassing the community of Fort Nelson and others.

Population (2016)

4,831

History

One of B.C.’s younger municipalities, the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality (NRRM) came into being in 2009, combining the former Town of Fort Nelson and the Northern Rockies Regional District.

Its incorporation made history as B.C.’s first “regional municipality.”

The boundaries encompass as much as 10 per cent of B.C.’s landmass — 85,148.87 sq. km in total.

But the NRRM’s incorporation wasn’t the first time it made history.

When the Village of Fort Nelson incorporated in 1971, it became B.C.’s first and only “resource municipality.”

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Its status as a regional municipality means it holds responsibility for rural public roads, rural policing, and that it collects its own provincial rural property tax — unlike in other communities, where the province collects it.

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

$131,456/$111,736

Crime Severity Index (CSI) — 2016/B.C.

113.34 (-35.32)/93.63 (-0.71)

Violent Crime Severity Index (CSI) — 2016/B.C.

132.05 (-48.71)/74.86 (-9.81)

Political representation

Federal

Bob Zimmer (Conservative)

Provincial

Dan Davies (BC Liberal)