Kershaw wins Area O by-election

Barriere town councilor takes the seat at the TNRD table vacated by the death of Bonnie CruzellMyram

Bill Kershaw

The Thompson Nicola Regional District chief election officer announced Saturday evening the preliminary election results for a TNRD by-election held that day for Lower North Thompson (Area O).

There was an extremely poor voter turnout. Bill Kershaw won the election with 127 votes in his favor, while Mike Fennel received 118 votes.

The preliminary results are based on the ballot accounts by calculating the total number of valid votes for each candidate. Determination of official results will be announced before 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21.

Kershaw is a former TNRD director and is presently a Barriere town councilor. Fennell was also a TNRD director and was Barriere’s first mayor.

The election was held Saturday to elect a replacement for former Area O director Bonnie CruzelleMyram, who passed away earlier this year.

Lower North Thompson (Area O) includes Little Fort and the area around Barriere, but not District of Barriere itself.

 

Just Posted

BREAKING: West Fraser announces indefinite closure of Chasm sawmill

The third shift for the 100 Mile House location will also be eliminated

Winter Waterfalls project brings 7,500 visitors

Pilot project offered a unique waterfall viewing experience

The importance of cleaning your hummingbird feeder

Feeders need to be thoroughly cleaned at least every three days in hot weather

Author sets her sights on tourism market

Eleanor Deckert promotes reading wholesome

PHOTOS: Elusive ‘ghost whale’ surfaces near Campbell River

Ecotourism operator captures images of the rare white orca

Victoria mom describes finding son ‘gone’ on first day of coroners inquest into overdose death

Resulting recommendations could change handling of youth records amidst the overdose crisis

Dash-cam video in trial of accused cop killer shows man with a gun

Footage is shown at trial of Oscar Arfmann, charged with killing Const. John Davidson of Abbotsford

Suicide confirmed in case of B.C. father who’d been missing for months

2018 disappearance sparked massive search for Ben Kilmer

Eight U.S. senators write to John Horgan over B.C. mining pollution

The dispute stems from Teck Resources’ coal mines in B.C.’s Elk Valley

Threats charge against Surrey’s Jaspal Atwal stayed

Atwal, 64, was at centre of controversy in 2018 over his attendance at prime minister’s reception in India

Anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to speak in Surrey

He’s keynote speaker at Surrey Environment and Business Awards luncheon by Surrey Board of Trade Sept. 17

Otters devour 150 trout at Kootenay hatchery

The hatchery has lost close to 150 fish in the past several months

B.C. church’s Pride flag defaced for second time in 12 days

Delta’s Ladner United Church says it will continue to fly the flag for Pride month

Most Read