Ed Mayne has been elected mayor of Parksville defeating candidates Kirk Oates and Christopher Long.
Mayne won with 2,567 votes, according to CivicInfo BC. One-term mayor Marc Lefebvre chose not to seek re-election.
Parksville’s council will see a number of new faces as Adam Fras, Al Greir, Doug O’Brien, Mark Chandler and Marilyn Wilson were all elected. Councillor Teresa Patterson was the only incumbent to win re-election.
Below is the full list of mayoral and councillor candidates.
Kim Burden (incumbent)
Richard W Honaizer
Teresa Patterson (incumbent)
Parksville is located on the east side of Vancouver Island, right across the Salish Sea from Lasqueti Island.
Coast Salish First Nations initially inhabited the Parksville area, and they were there when European mapmakers arrived in the 1850s.
Settlement would begin 20 years later.
The Canadian Pacific Railway’s Esquimalt and Nanaimo line would arrive there in 1910, helping to double the population alongside a logging industry that was on the grow.
Parksville would be incorporated as a village in 1945, a town in 1978 and a city in 1981.
Today, it’s an attractive summer destination.
Median total income of couple economic families with children (2015)/B.C. median
Crime Severity Index (CSI) — 2016/B.C.
85.33 (-0.63)/93.63 (-0.71)
Violent Crime Severity Index (CSI) — 2016
31.81 (-20.10)/74.86 (-9.81)
Gord Johns (NDP)
Michelle Stilwell (BC Liberal)