B.C. municipal election 2018: Valemount results

Owen Torgerson was elected Valemount’s mayor with 31.1 per cent of the vote.

Holly Blanchette was re-elected as a councillor, along with newcomers Peter Pearson, Sheri Gee and Donalda MacLean.



Andru McCracken

Peter Reimer

Sandy A. Salt

Owen Torgerson (elected)


Holly Blanchette (incumbent and elected)

Sheri Gee (elected)

Eugene Jamin

Donalda MacLean (elected)

Peter D. Pearson (elected)

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Rita Rewerts

Nathan D. Smith


Valemount is located along Highway 5 in B.C.’s Robson Valley Region, about 200 kilometres north of Clearwater.

Population (2016)



Fulton Alexander McKirdy was the first to set up a homestead in the Valemount area in 1906.

Then, in 1914, a railway was built through Yellowhead Pass, and a station built at Swift Creek, about two kilometres from where Valemount sits today.

A small town dependent on logging would spring up, growing slowly.

The Swift Creek station was moved a mile down the tracks in 1927, and the town was named Valemount, a shorthand for “Valley of the Mountains.”

Median after-tax income of households (2015)/B.C. median


Political representation


Bob Zimmer (Conservative)

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Shirley Bond (BC Liberal)