Cliff McNeil-Smith has been elected mayor of Sidney. McNeil-Smith earned 3,740 votes to defeat incumbent Steve Price, who garnered 929 votes, according to CivicInfo BC.
Incumbent councillors Barbara Fallot and Peter Wainwright were re-elected along with newcomers Terri O’Keeffe, Sara Duncan, Chad Rintoul and Scott Garnett.
Below is the full list of mayoral and councillor candidates in Sidney.
Steve Price (incumbent)
Barbara Fallot (incumbent)
Cam McLennan (incumbent)
Peter Wainwright (incumbent)
You’ll find Sidney at the north end of the Saanich Peninsula, about 23 kilometres north of Saanich.
The Salish First Nation is estimated to have come to the Sidney region as long as 10,000 years ago.
Its European history began with exploration by the Royal Navy’s HMS Plumber in 1859.
The Sidney Channel and Sidney Island were named for Lt. Frederick William Sidney, and the Sidney townsite was set up in 1891.
A cannery industry came to life in Sidney with facilities that processed items such as clams, pears, peaches and oysters.
It would become an agricultural community as the 20th century arrived.
Median total income of couple economic families with children (2015)/B.C. median
Crime Severity Index (CSI) —2016
RCMP — municipal/B.C.
39.41 (0)/93.63 (-0.71)
RCMP — rural/B.C.
65.61 (-13.35)/93.63 (-0.71)
Violent Crime Severity Index (CSI) —2016
RCMP — municipal
25.58 (+0.16)/74.86 (-9.81)
RCMP — rural
66.73 (-37.90)/74.86 (-9.81)
Elizabeth May (Green)
Adam Olsen (BC Green)