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Hazelton picks new mayor

Incumbent Alice Maitland has lost her bid to return as mayor of Hazelton. Challenger Dennis Sterritt picked up 76 votes compared to Maitland’s 45. Hazelton council will be a split between new and returning members. Incumbents Buddy Smith and Wendy Blackstock will see another term while newcomers Jody Tetreau and Julie Maitland will have a chance to make their mark. Read More »

Quesnel council election numbers in

There was no race for mayor in Quesnel, but there were 11 people vying for one of the six spots on council. Incumbent Scott Elliott picked up the most votes, followed by Mitch Vik, Ron Paull, Laurey-Anne Roodenburg, Martin Runge, and Tony Goulet.   Read More »

Walt Cobb re-elected to mayor’s chair in Williams Lake

Incumbent Walt Cobb will serve another term after he defeated former councillor Surinderpal Rathor. Cobb picked up just over 60% of the vote compared to nearly 39% for Rathor. Returning to council will be Scott Nelson, Craig Smith, Jason Ryll, and Ivan Bonnell. The two new faces on city council will be Marnie Brenner and Sheila Boehm.   Read More »

Dolores Funk elected Mayor of Burns Lake

Dolores Funk has won a three-way race to become mayor of Burns Lake. Funk beat out Al Gerow and John Rauch with 58.5% of the vote. The four members of the Village of Burns Lake Council were acclaimed. They are Darrell Hill, Charles Rensby, Kevin White, and Henry Wiebe. Read More »

Votes in for Fort St. John Council

Incumbent Lori Ackerman was acclaimed as mayor. Council will be made up of four incumbents and two newcomers, one of which had the most votes. Becky Grimsrud picked up the most ballots, followed by incumbents Lilia Hansen, Gord Klassen, and Byron Stewart. Rounding out the remaining positions are newcomer Tony Zabinsky and incumbent Trevor Bolin. Read More »

Some new faces on Mackenzie council

While there was no race for the District of Mackenzie’s mayor, there will be a couple of new faces on council. Joan Atkinson was acclaimed as mayor and many of the incumbent councillors were returned by voters, including Andy Barnes, Amber Hancock, Raye McMeeken, and Jim Wiens. New members of council will include Viktor Brumovsky, who got the second highest ... Read More »

Allen Courtoreille elected as mayor of Chetwynd

Voters in the District of Chetwynd have elected Allen Courtoreille as mayor. Courtoreille picked up 51.8% of the vote, defeating Alec Brownlee by 24 votes. Rounding out council will be Mel Deck, Jocelyn Fisher, Clay Bassendowski, Laura Weisgerber, Rochelle Galbraith, and Janet Wark. Former mayor and long-time councillor Merlin Nichols was the only candidate not elected.   Read More »

Dale Bumstead elected to another term as Dawson Creek Mayor

Incumbent Dale Bumstead has been re-elected easily in Dawson Creek. Bumstead picked up 85% of the vote, while challenger Trenten Laarz achieved about 14%. Making up Dawson Creek Council will be former cabinet minister and mayor Blair Lekstrom, Jerimy Earl, Shaely A Wilbur, Paul Gevatkoff, Charles Parslow, and Amy Kaempf. Read More »

Enbridge says pipeline should return to service next month

The company that owns the natural gas pipeline that ruptured and burned earlier this month near Prince George says repairs should be complete by the middle of November. Enbridge says in a statement that work to fix the 91-centimetre pipeline is underway, and subject to regulatory approval, it should be back in service in November under reduced pressure. The pipeline ... Read More »

Government to provide Disaster Financial Assistance to Old Fort residents

The province is providing financial help to northeastern BC residents forced from their homes by a slow-moving landslide. The BC government is making Disaster Financial Assistance is available to residents of Old Fort which was cut off from Fort St. John when a creeping landslide buckled the pavement of the only road in and cut electricity. Disaster Financial Assistance is ... Read More »

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