Nichol defeats Gillis in CVRD Area B

Jolliffe (Area A) and Grieve (Area C) retain seats

  • Nov. 15, 2014 6:00 a.m.

Terry Farrell

Record staff

Area B of the Comox Valley Regional District will have a new director.

Rod Nichol took 73 per cent of the vote over incumbent Jim Gillis to win the seat.

Nichol amassed 1,143 votes to Gillis’s 417 in the Lazo North area.

Incumbents Bruce Jolliffe and Edwin Grieve retained their seats in Area A and Area C, respectively.

Jolliffe took more than half of the votes in the only area (Baynes Sound-Denman/Hornby Islands) with three candidates.

He picked up 921 votes. Dan Lisch had 437 and Wayne Anderson had 429.

Grieve picked up 765 votes in Area C (Puntledge-BlackCreek), to James Derry’s 476 votes.

As for the non-binding referendum question regarding the homelessness issue: How much annual property tax would you be willing to pay to reduce homelessness?

Forty-five per cent of respondents said they would be willing to contribute up to $10 per yea . Thirty-two per cent said $0; 23 per cent said up to $5.

Regional District school trustee results were not available.

 

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