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B.C. municipal election 2018: Port Alice results

Kevin Cameron has been elected mayor of Port Alice.

Cameron won 167 votes, defeating challenger David Stewart who won 104, according to Civicinfo BC.

Incumbent councillor Bruce Lloyd will be back for another term. He will be joined by newcomers Holly Aldis, Angela Yunker and Warren Beatty.

Below is the full list of mayoral and councillor candidates in Port Alice.

Candidates

Mayor

Kevin Cameron

David Stewart

Council

Holly Aldis

Warren Beatty

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Bruce Lloyd (incumbent)

Ronald Reimer

Doug Worthington (incumbent)

Angela Yunker

Boundary

The Village of Port Alice is located on northern Vancouver Island. It’s situated on Neroutsos Inlet, and it’s about 50 kilometres from Port Hardy.

Population (2016)

664

History

Port Alice is the only incorporated municipality on Quatsino Sound.

First inhabited by the Hoyalas and the Koskimo people of the Quatsino First Nation, it was a place where people lived as long as 8,000 years ago.

Port Alice became known as a mill town after it was settled, with the establishment of a pulp and paper mill in 1918.

It has long served as the community’s biggest employer, though it has closed operations numerous times over the years — including in 2015, forcing people to look elsewhere for work.

Today, it is looking for new economic opportunities amid a falling population, which has been tied closely to the mill.

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

$98,048/$111,736

Political representation

Federal

Rachel Blaney (NDP)

Provincial

Claire Trevena (BC NDP)