Wishart, Field return as School District trustees

Hory joins Regional District Board of Directors, Port Alice welcomes all-new council in municipal elections

Leighton Wishart and Jeff Field picked up the two available spots for Port Hardy on the School District 85 Board of Trustees, leaving incumbent Ann Hory the odd person out in the municipal election Nov. 19.

Hory sat on the board as the representative for the Western Zone through the last term, but ran against incumbents Wishart and Field for one of the two Port Hardy seats this year.

Field received 649 votes, Wishart received 531 and Hory totaled 364. Field and Wishart will be joined by newcomers Lawrie Garrett from the Eastern Zone and Danita Schmidt from the Western Zone.

Three other incumbents, Eric Hunter of Alert Bay, Carol Prescott of Port Alice and Werner Manke of Port McNeill, were acclaimed and will resume their seats.

The lone contested spot on the Regional District of Mount Waddington’s Board of Directors changed hands, with Andrew Hory of Coal Harbour claiming the seat of incumbent Norm Prince, also of Coal Harbour.

Hory received 105 votes to out-poll Prince (77), former board member Rod Sherrell (76) and Diane Dillon (9) for the seat.

In Port Alice, a completely new council will join newly acclaimed Mayor Jan Allen at the Village’s next council meeting.

David Stewart, Janice MacLeod, Marc Allan Brackett and Scott Roberts were all elected to their inaugural terms on council.

Don Vye, the lone incumbent running, was not voted back in.


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