Voting in the regional district Saturday produces opposite results

One community says no, the other says yes in referendums held in the Columbia Shusuwap Regional District.

Preliminary referendum results Saturday night saw Seymour Arm say yes and Malakwa, no.

In the Malakwa Resource Facility Financial Contribution Service Area Establishment referendum, voters said a resounding ‘no’ to financial support for the Malakwa Community Learning Centre housed in the former Malakwa school building. The preliminary count of votes for the financial contribution numbered 57 while votes against it totaled 152.

In Seymour Arm, the yes’s claimed victory in the referendum for establishment and loan authorization of Seymour Arm electric power.  The total of yes votes was 109 while the no’s tallied 49.


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