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B.C. municipal election 2018: West Vancouver results

Councillor Mary Ann Booth has squeaked out a win for mayor, overtaking her closest challenger Mark Sager by 0.2 per cent, according to unofficial results posted by CivicInfo BC. Booth earned 37.2 per cent of the vote, while fellow councillor Christine Cassidy garnered 22.1 per cent in the race to replace outgoing mayor Michael Smith.

Replacing Booth and Cassidy on council will be first-time candidate Sharon Thompson and Marcus Wong, who previously served on the city’s police board. They’ll join incumbent councillors Peter Lambur, Craig Cameron, Nora Gambioli, and Bill Soprovich.

Below is the full list of the candidates for mayor and council.

Candidates

Mayor

Christine Cassidy

Mary-Ann Booth

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Nolan Strong

Mark Sager

Rosa Jafari

Council

Craig Cameron (Incumbent)

Jim Finkbeiner

Nora Gambioli (Incumbent)

David A. Jones

Andy Krawczyk

Peter Lambur (Incumbent)

Gabrielle Loren

Kate Manvell

Heather Mersey

Bill Soprovich (Incumbent)

Sharon Thompson

Marcus Wong

Carolanne Reynolds

Boundary

Overlooking Vancouver from the North Shore, the District Municipality of West Vancouver lies between Hollyburn, Strachan and Black mountains to the north and the Burrard Inlet to the south. It is separated from North Vancouver by the Capilano River in the east, and stretches westward to Howe Sound, including Horseshoe Bay within its boundaries.

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Population (2016)

42,473.

History

Until incorporation in 1912, West Vancouver was the West Capilano region of the District of North Vancouver.

The community grew slowly until 1931, when a business group controlled by the Guinness brewing family bought more than 4,000 acres for the development of what would become the British Properties.

That investment also helped spur the development of the Lions Gate Bridge, also funded by Guinness money, which was completed in 1938, linking the North Shore communities with the City of Vancouver and opening the door for a residential boom.

In 1962, BC Ferries opened the Horseshoe Bay Ferry terminal, and two years later the Upper Levels Highway was completed, defining some of the city’s key transportation corridors.

The region is now known as a wealthy bedroom community for Vancouver, with some of the highest real estate prices in Canada, and one of the highest per capita incomes in the country.

Tourism has become an important part of West Vancouver’s economy, with skiing, maritime and outdoor recreation all drawing visitors to the area.

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

$148,160/$111,736

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Crime Severity Index (CSI) — 2016

West Vancouver police – municipal/B.C.

52.76 (+1.56)/93.63 (-0.71)

Violent Crime Severity Index (CSI) — 2016

West Vancouver police – municipal/B.C.

21.90 (-54.76)/74.86 (-9.81)

Political representation

Federal

Pamela Goldsmith-Jones (Liberal)

Provincial

Jordan Sturdy, West Vancouver-Sea to Sky (B.C. Liberal)

Ralph Sultan, West Vancouver-Capilano (B.C. Liberal)