Al Miller new mayor of Invermere

Preliminary results for Invermere municipal election; mix of incumbent and new

Al Miller has been voted in as Invermere’s new mayor, beating Mark Topliff with more than 80 per cent of the vote.

Mr. Miller was a councillor in the District this last term. Fellow incumbents joining him at the table are Gerry Taft and Greg Anderson. New faces elected in Saturday’s vote are Kayja Becker and Ute Juras. Ms. Becker earned top votes, with 75.4 per cent, followed by Ms. Juras, the former mayor of Canal Flats, with 65.2 per cent, Mr. Anderson at 58.9 per cent and Mr. Taft, the former mayor of Invermere, at 57.5 per cent.

District Council also asked two referendum questions, on whether Invermere should ban plastic bags and whether the District should consider buying a piece of property in Athalmer. Results are unavailable at this time.

See this week’s Pioneer for more.

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