The Penticton Indian Band has completed their by-election, electing five members to fill the seats on council left vacant by resignations earlier this year.
In a by-election poll late Wednesday, PIB band members selected Kyle Alec (91 votes), Ernest Jack (132 votes), Fredrick “Fred” Kruger (162 votes), Joan Phillip (140 votes), Inez Pierre (145 votes).
The by-election came after five council members — Jonathan Kruger, Tim Lezard, Naomi Gabriel, Denise Lecoy and Joseph Pierre — resigned.
The band has been divided, with one group abstaining and protesting the vote.
The new council members will meet with Chief Chad Eneas and the existing council members on December 5th.
Source: Black Press Digital