Jeyes elected, Ranta returned as mayors

Ashcroft Mayor-elect Jack Jeyes and Cache Creek Mayor John Ranta begin their new terms in December.

Jack Jeyes

Except for incumbent councillor Doreen Lambert, Ashcroft voters elected a brand new village council on Saturday. On the other hand, Cache Creek voters returned their past council with the addition of one new member, David Dubois.

Jack Jeyes will head up Ashcroft’s village council beginning in December when the new Council is sworn in. Jeyes (352 votes) beat opponents Dave Belcham (201) and former councillor Jerry Fiddick (183) for the job as mayor.

The only incumbent Council member running for re-election, Doreen Lambert (543) was returned, along with first time councillors Barbara Roden (555), Al Mertens (390) and former councillor Alfie Trill (350) who sat on council 2008-2011.

In Cache Creek, Mayor John Ranta was elected to his ninth term in office, having just completed 24 years as mayor. Ranta (278 votes) defeated opponent Marg Durnin (161) in her first venture into municipal politics.

Incumbent councillors Lisa Dafoe (339), Herb Hofer (309) and Wyatt McMurray (278) were re-elected by voters, McMurray has been on Council for 26 years. David Dubois (266) will join them at the Council table.

 

Just Posted

Cache Creek council votes to rejoin local transit system

Details need to be worked out, but hopes are that change can be expedited

Ashcroft residents get information at Community Forum

Water treatment plant, recycling, an Eco-Depot, the budget, and more among items addressed

Elizabeth May’s wedding will be a ‘low-carbon affair’ in Victoria on Earth Day

Green party leader’s wedding party to depart in a cavalcade of electric cars

Gas prices spike in northern B.C. ahead of the long weekend

Fuel went up 17 cents overnight in Prince Rupert

VIDEO: Alberta man creates world’s biggest caricature

Dean Foster is trying to break the world record for a radio show contest

Kirkland Signature veggie burgers recalled due to possible metal fragments

Recalled products came in 1.7 kg packages with a best before date of Apr. 23, 2019

Chaos at the ferry terminal for people heading from Vancouver to the Island

Easter crowds create backlog at Tsawwassen ferry terminal

Parents of 13 who tortured children get life after hearing victims

One of their daughters fled their home and pleaded for help to a 911 operator

Flooding, climate change force Quebecers to rethink relationship with water

Compensation for victims of recurring floods limit to 50% of a home’s value, or a maximum of $100,000

Storms blast South, where tornadoes threaten several states

9.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia at a moderate risk of severe weather

Private cargo ship brings Easter feast to the space station

There are three Americans two Russians and one Canadian living on the space station

Notre Dame rector: “Computer glitch” possible fire culprit

The fire burned through the lattice of oak beams supporting the monument’s vaulted stone ceiling

Should B.C. lower speed limits on side roads to 30 km/h?

Vancouver city councillor wants to decrease speed limits along neighbourhood side roads

Most Read