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B.C. municipal election 2018: Revelstoke results

In Revelstoke, former city councillor Gary Sulz has been elected as mayor. Sulz captured 2,216 votes, or 85 per cent in defeating his only challenger, Darcy Wyonzek, who garnered 156 votes, according to unofficial results posted by CivicInfo BC.

Along with a new mayor, a full slate of new councillors were elected: Rob Elliott, Nicole Cherlet, Steven Cross, Michael Brooks-Hill, Jackie Rhind and Cody Younker.

Below is the full list of mayoral and councillor candidates.

Candidates

Mayor:

Gary Sulz

Darcy Wyonzek

Council:

Michael Brooks-Hill

Nicole Cherlet

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Steven Cross

Rob Elliott

Peter Humphreys

Steve R. Kent

Tony Morabito

Aaron Orlando (incumbent)

Tim Palmer

Jackie Rhind

Gary Starling

Cody Younker

Trustee:

Rick Hodgson

Boundary

The City of Revelstoke is located in southeastern B.C., alongside the Columbia River where it joins with the Illecillewaet River.

Population (2016)

7,547

History

Originally known as Farwell, after surveyor A.S. Farwell, Revelstoke began life as a “Wild West town” that had hotels, stores, saloons and brothels.

The community was founded amid the laying of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) in 1885. Then a fire levelled much of the town, though many buildings would be rebuilt in a matter of weeks.

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The CPR would challenge Farwell’s claim on the area, later asking the federal post office to name the town after Lord Revelstoke in 1886.

Revelstoke had provided funds that allowed the railway to be finished.

It would become a key transportation centre, with amenities you’d find in a big city and plenty more — like North America’s first ski jump, which was finished in 1915.

Nels Nelsen, a Revelstoke resident, would become the world champion in ski jumping in the 1920s.

Forestry and mining have been key drivers of economic activity after a Gold Rush that happened along the Columbia River in the 1960s.

As much as $3 million in gold was mined.

Today, it’s also a tourist destination, with a widely-regarded ski resort.

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

$110,080/$111,736

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

62.79 (-6.63)/93.63 (-0.71)

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

35.50 (+46.69)/74.86 (-9.81)

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Political representation

Federal

Wayne Stetski (NDP)

Provincial

Doug Clovechok (BC Liberal)