Village of Lumby council sees two new faces

Randal Ostafichuk, Lori Mindnich, Lorelei Fiset, Sherry Kineshanko voted in

A Village of Lumby incumbent has been knocked out of the race.

Incumbents Randal Ostafichuk (337 votes) and Lori Mindnich (237) both retained seats on council while Julie Pilon will not return to council this term.

Lorelei Fiset (292 votes) and Sherry Kineshanko (246) round out the four-person council.

“I’m feeling for Coun. (Julie) Pilon. She put a lot of good hours in. She’s certainly part of every arm of this community,” said acclaimed Mayor Kevin Acton. “She’s a super nice lady. It’s really hard to get your message out there sometimes in politics. We’ll miss her. She was a lot of fun to work with.”

Despite saying farewell to Pilon, Acton said he is excited for the new energy Fiset and Kineshanko will bring.

“I’m excited to work with our new councillors,” he said. “I’m looking forward to having fresh eyes in the group. It seems like it’s going to be good. I’m excited to get back to work.”

Related: Cumming wins Vernon mayor’s chair

Related: Shatzko leads RDNO voting

Of the Village’s estimated 1,388 eligible voters, 448 votes were cast, or about 32 per cent.

In 2014, Mayor Acton and councillors Ostafichuk, Mindnich, Pilon and Nick Hodge were in by acclamation.


@VernonNews
parker.crook@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Bus driver assaulted in downtown Vernon

59-year-old in hospital with non-life threatening injuries

Vernon’s alleged “Deadpool” robber revealed

RCMP catch up with suspect following gas station robbery earlier this month

Sicamous RCMP arrest Lake Country man following truck break-in

Suspect found in possesion of bear spray, masks and break-in tools.

Motorcyclist involved in Westside Road crash

Air ambulance assists while motorists face lengthy delays

Vernon climate advocacy group protests against Tolko

Group to demonstrate outside company head office Monday over plan to log close to water supply

VIDEO: Canadian zoos’ captive breeding programs help preserve endangered species

Programs considered last-ditch effort to prevent local extinctions of turtles, butterflies and more

Kelowna International Airport threat deemed non-credible

Normal operations have resumed following note of a suspicious item on board a WestJet plane

B.C. sets rules for ride hailing, same minimum fee as taxis

Larger operating areas seen as threat by cab companies

Two hiking families team up to extinguish fire in B.C. backcountry

Children and their parents worked for three hours to ensure safety of the popular hiking region

RCMP searching for missing Kelowna hitchhiker

Cody Kolodychuk was last heard from on July 31 and was thought to be hitchhiking in the Vernon area

South Okanagan pays it forward to BC Wildfire Service firefighters

Community members thank Eagle Bluff firefighters through Tim Hortons donations

Vancouver man arrested after pregnant woman’s SUV stolen, then crashed

Police are recommending charges against a 22-year-old Vancouver man

Elections Canada to assess ‘partisan’ climate change rhetoric case by case

People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier has said climate change is not an emergency nor caused by human

Unseasonable snow forces campers out of northeastern B.C. provincial park

Storm brought as much as 35 centimetres of snow to the Fort Nelson, Muncho Lake Park-Stone Mountain Park

Most Read