May 29, 2022 – 09:40
Residents of Monte Creek want fire protection service in the area.
On Saturday, May 28, residents of Election Areas P and L of the Thompson Nicola Regional District were eligible to vote in the referendum on the establishment of the Monte Creek Fire Department and Lending Authority.
Since residents voted in favor of the new service, they will see a new fire department that will provide structural fire protection to homes and businesses in the Monte Creek area.
A total of 196 votes were cast, with 142 residents voting in favor and 54 against. Most residents cast ballots on general voting day on Saturday, May 28, with 155 votes cast. On May 18, the day of the advance poll, 20 people voted while 21 sent in ballots.
“These preliminary results are based on the vote counts prepared at each of the aforementioned polling stations and are subject to the determination of the official assent vote results by the Chief Electoral Officer. The official assent vote results will be announced by the Chief Electoral Officer no later than 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1,” according to the prefecture.
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