Black Press file photo.

Johansen takes mayor’s chair in Oliver

Find out who all has been elected in Oliver

8:56 p.m.

Rick Knodel has been announced as the director for Area C according to Civic Info BC.

8:52 p.m.

Martin Johansen has taken the mayor’s seat with 879 votes, beating out incumbent Ron Hovanes who garned 719 votes according to Civic Info BC.

Petra Veintimilla, David Mattes, Larry Schwartzenberger, and Aimee Grice are the town’s new councillors.

Sidhu Parminder and Rick Machial have been elected as the water board councillors.

8:17 p.m.

Rachel Allenbrand and Robert Zandee have been announced as trustees for the Town of Oliver and Area C School District by Civic Info BC.

Incumbent Ron Hovanes ran against Martin Johansen, a new Oliver resident and current manager of building services for the City of Kelowna. The mayor’s seat has yet to be announced.

Rick Knodel, who was the alternate to previous Area C director Terry Schafer, ran against Randy Toor for the director seat of Area C – Rural Oliver.

Six candidates ran for seats as councillor: Aimee Grice, Larry Schwartzenberger, Dermott Hutton, Petra Veintimilla, Maureen Doerr, and David Mattes.

Four candidates ran for the position of water councillor: David Machial, Rick Machial, Andre Miller, and Sidhu Parminder.

Crime, the vacant positions on the RCMP, and the recent opening of the nearby correctional facility were all hot topics this election season. Many candidates also ran campaigns based on the revitalization of the town’s downtown.

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Penticton Museum and Archives prepares to reopen

Current exhibit explores the historical relationship between sports and military

RCMP, BC Coroners Service investigate drowning in Penticton

Incident occurred on afternoon of Aug. 11, 2020

Morning Start: Women can give birth after they die

Your morning start for Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020

COVID-19 outbreak at Oliver farm declared over

There continues to be other community exposure events in the Interior Health region

Penticton Community Centre prepares for reopening

The community centre will open Aug. 13 with many precautions in place

Teachers to get 2 extra days to prepare for students’ return, now set for Sept. 10

Students will first start with orientation and learn rules of COVID-19 classroom policies

Summerland council to examine meeting options

Present livestreaming has been plagued with sound quality issues

Feds commit $305M in additional funds for Indigenous communities during COVID-19

Money can be used to battle food insecurity and support children and mental health

Floating concert to shake Shuswap Lake

Pair of bands booked to play floating concert at the Sea Store on Sept. 5

Hobo Cannabis renamed Dutch Love after backlash

Hobo Cannabis has various locations in Vancouver, Kelowna and Ottawa

Man accused of killing Red Deer doctor says he does not remember attack

Appearing before a judge, Deng Mabiour, 54, rambled about being sick and needing a doctor

New yoga studio takes over West Kelowna Hot Box Yoga space

Perfect Balance Yoga and Fitness opened on July 6

Syrian from Shuswap witnesses devastation in Lebanon

‘Three, four, five minutes later, smoke covered the whole area…’

Teen killer Kelly Ellard gets day parole extension, allowing up to 5 days at home

Ellard is serving a life sentence for the 1997 murder of 14-year-old Reena Virk

Most Read