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Whistler has new mayor: Nancy Wilhelm Morden wins by landslide

Wilhelm Morden "overwhelmed" by win

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Wilhelm-Morden served four terms on council starting in 1984 with the most recent council term from 2005 to 2008.

She has been involved in several local Boards, such as the Chamber of Commerce ad the Whistler Health Care Foundation, and is a founder of the Community Foundation of Whistler.

A personal injury lawyer she is currently the counsel for Gilles Blackburn - a case that could have ramifications in Whistler and other ski resorts. Blackburn was stuck in the Golden backcountry for nine days, and watched his wife die there, before he was rescued. He is now suing RCMP, Golden Search and Rescue, and Kicking Horse Resort.

According to Wilhelm's website she believes it is, "time for Municipal Hall to return to municipal business.

"That means two things: "Focusing on doing what we do, and doing it well. In concentrating on providing municipal services, we will pay attention to value for money, efficiencies and excellence. We also need to get out of those services we have no business being in and let those businesses and organizations tasked with them do their job.

"Taxpayers, families, businesses, and our partner organizations all need the support of Municipal Hall in order to ensure that Whistler remains the best town in the world to live and to visit. There are serious issues that need to be addressed."

In all 3952 votes were were cast Saturday. In 2008, 2903 constituents voted. There are 7206 eligible voters.

Also elected were school trustees Chris Veron-Jarvis and Rachael Lythe in Whistler.

In Pemberton councillors elected are: James Linklater with 354 votes, Mike Richman wiht 331 votes, Ted craddock with 318 votes and Niki Vankerk with 308 votes.Mayor Joran Sturdy was acclaimed.

For the SLRD it's Moe Frietag for Area D and Susie Gimse for Area C.

Pick up this week's Pique for full coverage.

Results:

Mayor:

Nancy Wilhelm Morden - 2636

Ken Melamed - 610

Ralph Forsyth - 498

Brent McIvor - 117

Miro Kolvek - 19

Shane Bennett - 18

 

Councillors:

Roger McCarthy - 1933

Jack Crompton - 1665

Duane Jackson - 1428

Andree Janyk- 1398

Jayson Faulkner - 1362

John Grills - 1041

Steve Anderson - 1037

Corrine Allison - 983

Ted Milner - 957