June 29, 2018 3:00 am
Updated: October 20, 2018 10:30 pm

B.C. municipal election 2018: Spallumcheen results

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In Spallumcheen, councillor Christine Fraser has been elected mayor, as she defeated incumbent Janice Brown. Fraser captured 679 votes, while Brown earned 307 votes, according to unofficial results posted by CivicInfo BC.

Incumbent councillors Todd York, Christine LeMaire, Joe Van Tienhoven and Andrew Casson were re-elected to council, as were Gerry Popoff and John Bakker.

Below is the full list of mayoral and councillor candidates.

Candidates

Mayor:

Janice Brown (incumbent)

Christine A. Fraser

Council:

John Bakker

Andrew Casson (incumbent)

Carolyn Farris

Christine LeMaire (incumbent)

Gerry Popoff

Joe Van Tienhoven (incumbent)

Todd York (incumbent)

Boundary


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The Township of Spallumcheen is located in B.C.’s Okanagan region, about 20 kilometres north of Vernon.

Population (2016)

5,106

History

Spallumcheen‘s history has been traced back to the arrival of the Overlanders, settlers who traversed the land from Ontario to B.C.’s Interior in the 1860s.

They came with the hope of digging for gold in the Cariboo region, but later decided to farm instead.

Agriculture has since become an important industry in the area, growing crops such as hay, grain and beans, as well as dairy farming.

Residential development has come to dominate its economy in recent years.

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

$100,608/$111,736

Crime Severity Index (2016)

RCMP — municipal/B.C.

36.31 (+28.94)/93.63 (-0.71)

Violent Crime Severity Index (2016)

RCMP — municipal/B.C.

12.71 (-19.76)/74.86 (-9.81)

Political representation

Federal

Mel Arnold (Conservative)

Provincial

Greg Kyllo (BC Liberal)

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