Big turnout at pool referendum and council by-election

More than 300 people cast their ballots in a Feb. 6 advanced poll for the Vanderhoof pool referendum and by-election.

  • Feb. 13, 2013 12:00 p.m.

More than 300 people cast their ballots in a Feb. 6 advanced poll for the Vanderhoof pool referendum and by-election, ten times the number of people who voted in the 2011 by-election, according to Deputy Administrator Tom Clement.

Vanderhoof electors cast 229 ballots, while Area F electors from the Regional District of Bulkely Nechako cast 83 ballots – not including mail-in ballots received from Cluculz Lake residents.

The pool committee – comprised of elected officials, retirees, business owners, health care professionals and residents from Vanderhoof and Area F – came together four years ago, tasked by the District of Vanderhoof to look into the feasibility of an aquatic facility for the community.

“It is evident that the residents of the area understand the importance of this issue to themselves and their families,” Chair Steve Little said in a statement.