Freshly elected Kamloops mayor and council officially sworn in - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy

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.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/City of Kamloops
November 06, 2018 - 11:47 AM

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.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Karen Edwards or call (250) 819-3723 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2018
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular penticton News
  • Comments
  • Most expensive house in B.C. Interior could be sold for property taxes owed
    KELOWNA - It will cost only about $2,000 for the owners of the most expensive home in the B.C. Interior to come off the City of Kelowna’s tax sale list. The home at 4358 Hobson Rd. was
  • Orchard Park mall in Kelowna to shrink some more
    KELOWNA - Kelowna's Orchard Park mall is applying to the city for permission to shrink for the second time in five months. In April, the city's largest mall received permission from
  • Kelowna’s Tolko lumber mill has shut down
    KELOWNA - Instead of returning to work after a six-week shutdown next week, 127 Tolko lumber mill workers in Kelowna will be off the job indefinitely. Tolko Industries announced today, Sept.
  • Kelowna road sign goes viral ... again
    KELOWNA - Noel Wentworth’s tongue in cheek approach to marketing is a welcome mood lightener for Kelowna commuters. Outside of Wentworth Music’s Highway 97 location, a portable s
  • Shuswap home at centre of escalating vigilantism torn down
    SCOTCH CREEK - Residents fed up with crime that appears to be escalating across some communities in the Shuswap are demanding action. While communities throughout the Kamloops and Okanagan r
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile