B.C. municipal election 2018: Salmon Arm results

Alan Harrison is the new mayor of Salmon Arm – beating out incumbent Nancy Cooper. He won with 3,387 votes, beating out Cooper and Jim Kimmerly, who earned 1,516 votes and 758 votes respectively, according to CivicInfo BC.

Incumbent councillors Chad Eliason, Timothy Lavery, Louise Wallace Richmond and Kevin W. Flynn were also re-elected, along with newcomers Debbie L. Cannon and Sylvia Lindgren.

Below is the full list of mayoral and councillor candidates in Salmon Arm.



Nancy Cooper (incumbent)

Alan Harrison

Jim Kimmerly


Kevin A. Babcock

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Aaron Brookes

Debbie L. Cannon

Chad Eliason (incumbent)

Kevin W. Flynn (incumbent)

Karmen Krahn

Timothy Lavery (incumbent)

Sylvia Lindgren

Wayne Matthews

Mary-Louise McCausland

Jo McDermott

Chris E. Meikle

Louise Wallace Richmond (incumbent)


Salmon Arm is a city that’s found at the southern tip of Shuswap Lake, about 30 kilometres from Sicamous along Highway 1.

Population (2016)



The Secwepemc people lived in the Salmon Arm area long before it became a municipality.

The Gold Rush would bring prospectors to the area in the 1860s as they searched for gold in the Salmon River.

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But a community would develop in earnest following the laying of the last spike in Canadian Pacific Railway at Craigellachie in 1885.

Settlers would use farmland for dairy, and grow berries on the area’s benches.

Salmon Arm would become a municipality in 1905, and tourism would grow in the community in the 1950s.

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


Crime Severity Index (CSI) — 2016

RCMP — municipal/B.C.

47.58 (-9.15)/93.63 (-0.71)

RCMP — rural/B.C.

45.66 (+16.87)/93.63 (-0.71)

Violent Crime Severity Index (VCSI) — 2016

RCMP — municipal

32.49 (-39.49)/74.68 (-9.81)

RCMP — rural

24.45 (+4.76)/74.68 (-9.81)

Political representation


Mel Arnold (Conservative)

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Greg Kyllo (BC Liberal)