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B.C. municipal election 2018: Trail results

Lisa Pasin has been elected mayor in Trail. She won with 1,487 votes, beating out Bryan Deferro and Casey Lemoel, who had 706 votes and 69 votes respectively.

Incumbent councillors Robert Cacchioni, Carole Dobie, Eleanor Gattafoni Robinson and Sandy Santori were acclaimed along with newcomers Ronald Joseph, Paul Butler and Colleen Jones.

Below is the full list of mayoral and councillor candidates for Trail.

Candidates

Mayor:

Bryan DeFerro

Casey LeMoel

Lisa Pasin

Council:

Paul Butler

Robert Cacchioni (incumbent)

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Carole Dobie (incumbent)

Eleanor Gattafoni Robinson (incumbent)

Colleen Jones

Ronald Joseph

Sandy Santori (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

Trail is located along the Columbia River in B.C.’s Kootenay region. It’s about 30 kilometres from Castlegar.

Population (2016)

7,709

History

Like so many B.C. communities, Trail sprung up with the discovery of minerals.

Joe Moris and Joe Bourgeois found gold/copper ore on the face of Red Mountain and staked five claims that year — their establishment helped to make Rossland a centre of mining activity, and it also helped to spawn Trail.

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Eugene Sayre Topping supplied land to establish a smelter in 1895. As it succeeded, so did Trail, incorporating as a city in 1901.

The smelter would join with three mines to form the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company of Canada Limited (CM&S), and Trail prospered with a new school, a bridge across the Columbia River and more construction in its downtown.

CM&S would be depended upon to produce lead and zinc during the First World War, and in the 1920s, it would increase operations, expanding Trail’s prosperity.

It would expand to the east side of the Columbia River in 1922, and the smelter would be depended upon even further during the Second World war — CM&S helped to develop the atomic bomb.

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

$114,432/$111,736

Crime Severity Index (CSI) — 2016

RCMP — municipal/B.C.

88.27(+22.29)/93.63 (-0.71)

RCMP — Trail and Greater District, rural/B.C.

28.18 (-30.37)/93.63 (-0.71)

Violent Crime Severity Index (VCSI) — 2016

RCMP — municipal/B.C.

64.83 (-+24.82)/74.86 (-9.81)

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RCMP — Trail and Greater District, rural/B.C.

15.52 (-57.25)/74.86 (-9.81)

Political representation

Federal

Richard Cannings (NDP)

Provincial

Katrine Conroy (BC NDP)