Nakusp municipal election race a frugal affair

Documents show only one councillor spent any money to attract votes

Money didn’t make much difference when it came to results in October’s municipal election in Nakusp.

Official documents show the winner of the race for the mayor’s chair spent a little over half what the losing candidate did.

Candidates for positions in municipalities across the province have filed their spending returns, which were released Feb. 5 by Elections BC.

In Nakusp, Mayor Tom Zeleznik’s disclosure shows he spent $658.58 on his campaign, while contender Bob Lafleur spent $1,154.98.

However, Lafleur was crushed at the polls by Zeleznik, who won with 84 per cent of the vote compared to Lafleur’s 16 per cent.

Spending a few bucks did pay off for Susan Desandoli. She came in first in the council race for the $72.81 she paid out of her own pocket.

None of the other nine candidates for the four council positions spent any money at all.

Just Posted

Rural dividend grants awarded in Kootenay West

Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy made the grant announcements in Trail on Thursday

West Kootenay gleaner’s group gets big funding boost

CBT grant allows project to save more local produce from compost bin

Fruitvale man identified in fatal zipline accident in Thailand

Spencer Donaldson, 25, was from Fruitvale, B.C., the city’s mayor has confirmed

RDCK passes climate change ‘call to arms’

Director says the statement will help guide policy

Facing high regulatory barriers, Kootenay cannabis producers gather for support

Symposium on barriers facing legalization attended by hundreds

Dashcam captures close call between minivan, taxi at busy Vancouver intersection

To make the footage more nerve-wracking, a pedestrian can be seen standing at the corner

Waste not: Kootenay brewery leftovers feed the local food chain

Spent grains from the Trail Beer Refinery are donated to local farmers and growers, none go to waste

Deck collapses in Langley during celebration, 35 people injured

Emergency responders rushed to the Langley home

B.C. mom wages battle to get back four kids taken from her in Egypt

Sara Lessing of Mission has help from Abbotsford law firm

VIDEO: Fire guts Peachland home

Crews are still on scene pumping water onto the blaze in the Okanagan neighbourhood

$6K raised in one day’s time for family of woman gunned down in Penticton

GoFundMe launched for family of Darlene Knippelberg, to pay for funeral costs and other expenses

B.C. mountain biker sent home from hospital twice, despite broken vertebrae

Released in Maple Ridge to go home with three fractured vertebrae

Seven tips to travel safely this Easter long weekend

An average of three people are killed, and hundreds more injured, each Easter long weekend in B.C.

Seattle’s 4-20 ‘protestival’ enjoys tolerance, some support – and B.C. could do the same

Seattle’s Hempfest a large-scale occasions with vendors, prominent musical acts and thousands of attendees

Most Read