Annie Silver voted new director of Sasquatch Country – Area-C

Silver to take over role of director for Hemlock Valley, Harrison Mills, Lake Errock

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: Tied: New Area-C director to be determined by draw

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.

Related: Sts’ailes woman Annie Silver running for director of Area-C

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.

MUNICIPAL ELECTION 2018 RESULTS
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