Hemphill attends last council meeting

Port Hardy Councillor Jessie Hemphill attended her last council meeting Sept. 13.

There was a bittersweet moment at the Sept. 13 District of Port Hardy council meeting. Councillor Jessie Hemphill turned in her keys after what was her last council meeting.

Mayor Hank Bood presented Hemphill with a bouquet of flowers and a beautiful print, a move which prompted tears from the outgoing councillor.

“Jessie has done a fabulous job in a number of areas,” said Bood, a sentiment that was echoed around the table.

“I am so proud to be part of this council,” said Hemphill, who served her first term starting in 2011. Hemphill was the first First Nations person ever elected to Port Hardy Council and the youngest women ever.

Hemphill served as chair of the First Nations Relations Committee which was new this term.

 

Just Posted

Three strong earthquakes reported off Vancouver Island

The quakes, all measuring more than 6.0 on the richter scale, were about 260 kilometres west of Tofino

2018 municipal election: Few surprises on Vancouver Island

16 incumbent mayors will continue in their positions for four more years

Mayoral results from across B.C.

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

Every vote counts: 10 tightest races in B.C.’s municipal elections

Peachland saw their election decided by just one vote

Dennis Dugas speaks out on being the new mayor for Port Hardy

“It was pretty overwhelming, but also pretty humbling to be chosen.”

Voters talk on Port Hardy’s municipal election

Port Hardy residents talked on local issues and reasons to vote

B.C. oncologist changing the face of breast cancer treatment

Dr. Juanita Crook, a Kelowna oncologist, has seen 100 per cent success using brachytherapy to treat breast cancer in some patients.

Voting set to start in B.C. proportional representation referendum

Two-part ballots now being mailed to all registered voters

B.C. Youtuber to seal himself ‘in a jar’ to demonstrate impacts of climate change

Kurtis Baute wants to see how long he can last in a 1,000 cubic foot, air-tight greenhouse

One of Taiwan’s fastest trains derails, killing at least 18

The train was carrying more than 360 people

Scheer marks one-year countdown to federal election with campaign-style speech

Conservative Leader insists that it will be Justin Trudeau who ‘makes it personal’

Canada Post union announces rotating strikes in four Canadian cities

Mail will still be delivered but it will be delayed

Kevin Cameron says being elected Port Alice mayor wasn’t a forgone conclusion

“At the end of the day I was the successful candidate.”

LIVE BLOG: Full election results for Tri-Port area

Follow this post for comprehensive coverage on the mayor, council, school board and more

Most Read