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Freshly elected Kamloops mayor and council officially sworn in

The city's new council members were officially sworn in Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre.
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KAMLOOPS - The municipal election is over, the people have voted and now the newly election mayor and councillors have officially been sworn in.

The inaugural meeting of the new Kamloops city council took place last night, Nov. 5, at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre.

Mayor Ken Christian and councillors Kathy Sinclair, Arjun Singh, Denis J. Walsh, Dieter Dudy, Sadie Hunter, Bill Sarai, Dale Bass and Mike O'Reilly were sworn in by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Ian Meiklem.

"I highly congratulate the successful candidates and commend all the candidates for their worthy efforts and interest in participating in local government," Meiklem says. "Local municipal government is arguably the most important level of government as it deals with the issues closest to home...on a daily basis."

Christian also gave a speech to the crowd after being sworn in.

"We are honoured to accept the oath of office tonight," he says. "Oct. 20 brought exciting change not only in Kamloops but across B.C."

The first council's regular meeting is today, Nov. 6, at 1:30 p.m.

School District No. 73 also acclaimed Kathleen Karpuk, as the Chair of the Board of Education and Rhonda Kershaw was acclaimed as the vice-chair who were sworn in by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Dev Dley.

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