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Election results make changes across Boundary
Grand Forks residents have made their voice heard and elected a new mayor, Frank Konrad. Konrad is new to city council, having never served before but he is a long-time resident of Grand Forks and has a background in business. He told the Sentinel early in his campaign that he plans "on providing strong leadership, with honesty and integrity, based on my successful background. I plan to lead this city, like my businesses, into a new era of success, with a vision for the future, encompassing all the citizens of this great city."
Joining Konrad at the council table are returning councillors Michael Wirischagin and Neil Krog. Julia Butler, Chris Hammett and Colleen Ross are new to council this year. Christine Thompson was also re-elected to council, she has sat on council for a previous term.
Greenwood also has a new mayor, with Ed Smith stepping up to the task of mayor. He beat out Nipper Kettle by 17 votes.
Joining Smith at the table are Nola Tutti, Lee Cudworth, Colleen Lang and Darla Ashton. Candidate Christopher Yates was just three votes shy of making the cut.
In Midway, incumbant mayor Randy Kappes was acclaimed. Residents will see familiar faces as Richard Dunsdon, Darrin Metcalf, Gary Schierbeck and Marguerite Rotvold were all re-elected for the four-year term.
In School District 51, David Reid was elected for Area D in Rural Grand Forks. Teresa Rezansoff is returning as trustee for the City of Grand Forks and newcomer Katie Jepsen is joining her.
Cindy Strukoff (Area C), Rose Zitko (Area E - Kettle Valley North) Cathy Riddle (Area E Kettle Valley East) and Mark Danyluk (Area E - Kettle Valley West) were all acclaimed.
|Cindy||Strukoff||F||Area 'C' (Christina Lake)||YES||0|
|David||Reid||M||Area 'D' (Rural Grand Forks)||454|
|Rose||Zitko||F||Area 'E' (Kettle Valley North)||YES||0|
|Cathy||Riddle||F||Area 'E' (Kettle Valley East)||YES||0|
|Mark||Danyluk||M||Area 'E' (Kettle Valley West)||YES||0|
|Teresa||Rezansoff||F||City of Grand Forks||940|
|Katie||Jepsen||F||City of Grand Forks||746|
|Valerie Alice||Rich||F||Area 'D' (Rural Grand Forks)||224|
|Kenneth||Harshenin||M||City of Grand Forks||548|
|Jaime||Massey||F||City of Grand Forks||
The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary also had positions filled by acclimation. Grace McGregor was acclaimed in Area C and outside the Boundary in Ali Grieve was the only candidate for Area A as was Linda Worley in the Columbia River Communities (Area B).
Roly Russell won for Area D (Rural Grand Forks) with 478 votes and Vicki Gee won in Area E (Boundary Country and Big White) with 245 votes.
Vicki Gee's win was particularly significant because she replaced Bill Baird, who has represented Area E for the last 22 years.
|Ali||Grieve||K.||F||Electoral Area A (Beaver Valley)||YES||0|
|Linda||Worley||J.||F||Electoral Area B (Columbia River Communities)||YES||0|
|Grace||McGregor||E.||F||Electoral Area C (Christina Lake)||YES||0|
|Roly||Russell||B.||M||Electoral Area D (Rural Grand Forks)||478|
|Vicki||Gee||L.||F||Electoral Area E (Boundary Country and Big White)||245|
|Bob||Kendel||E.||M||Electoral Area D (Rural Grand Forks)||173|
|Irene||Perepolkin||L.||F||Electoral Area D (Rural Grand Forks)||72|
|Bill||Baird||B.L.||M||Electoral Area E (Boundary Country and Big White)||209|
|Bill||Bosovich||G.||M||Electoral Area E (Boundary Country and Big White)||