Greg Gabriel elected as new chief of the Penticton Indian Band (PIB) defeating present incumbent Chad Eneas and other challengers.
The election was held Monday.
Gabriel was the band administrator for many years and retired recently.
Vote count Gabriel 107
Former Chief – Chad Eneas 80
2nd place was Councillor Tim Lezard 82
3rd place was Councillor Joseph Pierre 81
PIB politics – lively to say the least with court challenges, elections overturned etc.
Nominations for the next round for 8 council seats held yesterday
A complete list of those persons to be issued today. Twenty-five nominations were received.