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Band chief, councillors re-elected

Band members reelected chief and two councillors last Saturday - IMAGE SUBMITTED
Band members reelected chief and two councillors last Saturday
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Members of a Tri-City aboriginal band re-elected their chief and two councillors last Saturday.

Executive assistant Dale Lessoway said 88% of the 52 eligible voters cast paper ballots on March 31, with Ron Giesbrecht holding onto the top job and Ed Hall and Fred Hulbert keeping their council positions.

Giesbrecht campaigned against Marvin Joe and won 63% of the vote while Hall and Hulbert faced George Chaffee, Randy Giesbrecht and Michael Mroczkowski as council candidates, garnering 27% and 26% of the vote respectively.

The incumbent terms are for three years.

Kwikwetlem — translated as "Red Fish Up The River" — has two reserves bordering the Coquitlam River: a 6.5-acre property in Coquitlam and a 202-acre parcel in Port Coquitlam. Its headquarters based adjacent to Colony Farm regional park.

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