Editor’s note: Since this story was published a judicial recount has been called by Area-C’s chief election officer. Read the full story here:
Preliminary elections results from the Fraser Valley Regional District reveal that Annie Silver is the new director of Electoral Area-C, winning by one single vote.
Silver won with 136 votes, a near tie to opponent Wendy Bales who raked in 135. Candidate Mel Waardenburg came in third with 99 votes.
Electoral Area-C or ‘Sasquatch Country’ includes the communities of Hemlock Valley, Harrison Mills, Lake Errock and serveral First Nations including Douglas, Leq’a:mel, Samahquam, Scowlitz, Skatin and Sts’ailes.
The previous director of Area-C was Alec Niemi.
Official results are not confirmed until Oct. 24.
Stay tuned for more about Area-C’s new dirctor.