Judicial Recount: Wilson edges out Karountzos
The results are in and the count is final.
Joanna Wilson edged out Jimmy Karountzos by only 5 votes in the recount, winning the 6th and final council seat.
Here are the final tallies with a +/- modifier based off the results before the recount.
1278 (+11) Deboon
1213 (+9) Tzakis
1201 (+10) Comer
1199 (+9) Elford
1124 (+4) Unruh
992 (+13) Wilson
987 (0) Karountzos
898 (-2) Goforth
879 (-2) Drinkle
785 (-1) Cherkas
606 (-3) Magrum
Mayor Ron Toyota retains his victory with 970 (-2) votes. Bill Hutchinson earned 912 (+5) votes and Mary Jayne Blackmore earned 355 (0).
There was no chance of a change in the referendum result. 1301 (+3) voted in favour and 885 (+11) were opposed.
Ballots deemed irregular were given a second and final look by Justice Doerksen. He said if the intent was clear but did not follow the proper marking method (circling names rather than filling out the lines to mark the desired council candidates), he would allow the ballot to count.