News

K'ómoks Band elects new chief in Comox Valley

Rob Everson has replaced Ernie Hardy as chief councillor of the K'ómoks First Nation, which held its election Sunday at the band hall.

Barbara Mitchell was re-elected to council, which is rounded out by newcomers Kenneth Price and Melissa Quocksister.

Council has increased by one member because the size of the band exceeds 300 members. The previous council consisted of the chief and two councillors.

The Indian Act allows one councillor per 100 members.

Voter turnout was estimated between 140 and 150 members.

"The people are fairly happy with the new council," Quocksister said. "They feel the families are more equally represented, and there's a lot more balance on the council."

reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Many byproducts of Comox Valley robotics competitions
 
FCANCER AND FAMILIES-Part 2: Family knew little of children’s cancer
 
Welcome Wagon honours long time businesses
H1N1 flu returns, targets younger people
 
Chill out in Parksville and Qualicum Beach
 
Crush of kittens
Wine festival uncorked
 
Valley people: Terrie Pickering
 
Seven great Remembrance Day reads from around B.C.

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 23 edition online now. Browse the archives.