Regional directors in Areas “E” and “I” returned

Sally Watson and Steve Rice returned, according to preliminary final counts.

Preliminary final results for Thompson-Nicola Regional District Areas “E” and “I” show that incumbents Sally Watson (Area “E”) and Steve Rice (Area “I”) have been returned.

Preliminary final results for Area “E” show Watson with 165 votes, Ross Tapping with 43 votes, and Bill Mackenzie with 20 votes.

Preliminary final results results for Area “I” show Steve Rice with 164 votes and Daryll Marinello with 137 votes.

“I knew I had a tough fight,” says Rice. “But I feel great: tired, exhausted, but really excited.”

Rice notes that he has stepped back from several personal commitments, and that gives him four years to focus on work to move TNRD Area “I” forward.

“I’m really excited. There’s lots of great stuff going on. I have to roll up my sleeves and get working.”

Watson says that it was a very civilized campaign in Area “E”: “As it usually is.”

Watson says that the two issues that came up most on the campaign trail were fire smart protection around communities, and improved communications in the event of disasters and emergencies.

“Fire safety and communciations are the top two issues. And people would like to see more affordable housing.”

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