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B.C. municipal election 2018: Squamish results

Karen Elliott has been elected mayor of Squamish.

Elected to council are incumbent Doug Race, as well as newcomers Jenna Stoner, Armand Hurford, Eric Andersen, John French and Chris Pettingill.

Candidates

Mayor

Susan L Chapelle

Jeff T Cooke

Karen M Elliott – elected

Paul S Lalli

Tess C Linsley

Council

Eric Andersen – elected

Edward Y Archibald

Phil R Audet

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Ron J Bahm

Paul Dosanjh

Sacha I Fabry

John C French – elected

Stephen D Fryer

Alanna K Gillis

Rajan S Hans

Armand V Hurford – elected

Kevin J Jewell

Janice D MacLean

Rick M McKinney

Jacquie A Menezes

Lee J O’Callaghan

Terrill D Patterson

Bianca L Peters

Chris M Pettingill – elected

Doug A Race (incumbent) – elected

Jenna M Stoner – elected

Mike Young

Boundary

Squamish is located in B.C.’s Sea to Sky region, about 60 kilometres south of Whistler.

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Population (2016)

19,512

History

The Squamish people were first to inhabit the area that would one day encompass the district.

The word “Squamish” means “mother of the wind.”

Europeans arrived in the area around 1888, and farmed hops there.

Industry in Squamish would come to be dominated by logging; it would also become the site of a deep-sea port.

Tourism is strong in Squamish, a place known for outdoor recreation in areas such as the Stawamus Chief, a rock face that towers over the community.

It’s also a bedroom community for Whistler, and it’s gradually attracting more Vancouverites who are being pushed out of the city by high housing prices.

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

$120,144/$111,736

Crime Severity Index (2016)

RCMP — municipal/B.C.

80.58 (+6.38)/93.63 (-0.71)

RCMP — rural/B.C.

71.57 (-17.23)/93.63 (-0.71)

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Violent Crime Severity Index (2016)

RCMP — municipal/B.C.

62.51 (+3.89)/74.86 (-9.81)

RCMP — rural/B.C.

67.20 (+3.62)

Political representation

Federal

Pamela Goldsmith Jones (Liberal)

Provincial

Jordan Sturdy (BC Liberal)