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Three new TNRD directors in Kamloops area

Michael Grenier, Doug Haughton and Lee Morris will join the regional district board
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Three Thompson-Nicola Regional District electoral areas adjacent to Kamloops also featured multi-candidate races for those seats.

In Electoral Area L (Grasslands), which includes an area south and east of Kamloops, including Knutsford, Monte Lake and Pritchard, Doug Haughton defeated John Taylor, 375 votes to 106 votes. Haughton succeeds director (and TNRD chair) Ken Gillis, who opted not to seek re-election.

In Electoral Area J (Copper Desert Country), which includes Cherry Creek, Tobiano and Savona west of Kamloops, Michael Grenier garnered 262 votes to defeat Michael McKelvey (176 votes) and Corine LeBourdais (24 votes). Grenier succeeds Ronaye Elliott, who did not seek re-election.

In Electoral Area P (Rivers and Peaks), which includes an area north and east of Kamloops, including Paul Lake, Rivershore, Heffley Creek, Black Pines and McLure, Lee Morris secured 324 votes to defeat Carla Barrett (118 votes). Morris succeeds Mel Rothenburger, who decided against seeking re-election.

Other winners include Usoff Tsao in Electoral Area A (Wells Gray Country), Jim Smith in Electoral Area E (Bonaparte Plateau) and Tricia Thorpe in Electoral Area I (Blue Sky Country).

Acclaimed directors include Lee Onslow in Electoral Area B (Thompson Headwaters), David Laird in Electoral Area M (Nicola Valley North), Herb Graham in Electoral Area N (Nicola Valley South) and Jill Hayward in Electoral Area O (Lower North Thompson).