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B.C. municipal election 2018: Rossland results

Incumbent Kathy Moore has been acclaimed as mayor of Rossland after no challengers came forward. This will be Moore’s second term.

The city’s next council will be made almost entirely of new faces, after Andy Morel became the sole incumbent to win another term. He’ll be joined by first-time candidates Janice Nightingale, Chris Bowman, Dirk Lewis, Stewart Spooner and Scott Forsyth.

Below is the full list of the candidates for mayor and council.

Candidates

Mayor:

Kathy Moore (incumbent)

Council:

Deke Bailey

Chris Bowman

Caroline Enns

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Scott Forsyth

John Greene (incumbent)

John Lake

Dirk Lewis

Andy J. Morel (incumbent)

Janice Nightingale

Fletcher Quince

Richard Soltice

Jill Spearn

Stewart Spooner

Andrew Zwicker (incumbent)

Referendum questions

Do you assent to the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary disposing of those portions of the sewer service infrastructure that are located within the City of Trail to the City of Trail?

Do you assent to the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary disposing of those portions of the sewer service infrastructure that are located within the City of Rossland and that portion of the sewer service infrastructure located between the boundary of the City of Rossland and the boundary of the Village of Warfield, to the City of Rossland?

Boundary

Rossland is located in the West Kootenays, and about 12 kilometres from the Canada-U.S. border.

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Population (2016)

3,729

History

About two million years ago, a volcano erupted in the area that would one day become known as Rossland.

The eruption created minerals composed of gold ore, leaving them to be discovered in the Monashee Mountains.

With riches to discover, the British wanted to dominate any activity to come, so they constructed the Dewdney Trail that would go from Hope to Fort Steele, past the Rossland area and allowing easier access to the mountains.

Gold was found in the valley near Rossland in 1890, and prospectors staked claims to Red Mountain.

One prospector, Ross Thompson, obtained the right to buy 160 acres. The townsite was initially named Thompson before it was changed to Rossland.

Enough gold was extracted that it helped to foster Western Canada’s first stock exchange.

The city would endure difficult times toward the early 20th century, with fires damaging much of the city and mining falling into decline.

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

$133,205/$111,736

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Political representation

Federal

Richard Cannings

Provincial

Katrine Conroy (BC NDP)