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RDCK fire truck referendums pass with low turnouts

All three referendums on financing new fire trucks in the Regional District of Central Kootenay were easily approved but very few people voted.

The North Shore vote passed 55-5, Winlaw passed 79-24, and Tarrys passed 55-14.

Snow and slippery roads may have contributed to the low turnout during general voting day on Saturday.

It means borrowing of up to $750,000 for new trucks for the three departments will be paid back over 20 years.

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The purchases would have gone ahead regardless, but without voter approval the RDCK would have had to find a different way to finance them.

Unofficial results are as followed. Official results will be reported by Wednesday.

NORTH SHORE

YES

NO

SPOILED – REJECTED

TOTAL

Mail-in Ballots

0

0

0

0

North Shore Fire Hall

55

5

0

60

TURNOUT – 2,052 on the Voters List

2.68%

0.24%

0

2.92%

 

SLOCAN VALLEY

YES

NO

SPOILED – REJECTED

TOTAL

Mail-in Ballots

2

0

0

2

Winlaw Fire Hall

39

18

0

57

Slocan Fire Hall

26

4

0

30

Crescent Valley Fire Hall

12

2

0

14

TURNOUT – 3,815 on the Voters List

2.07%

0.63%

0

2.7%

 

TARRYS/PASS CREEK

YES

NO

SPOILED – REJECTED

TOTAL

Mail-in Ballots

0

0

0

0

Tarrys Fire Hall

55

14

0

69

TURNOUT – 2,177 on the Voters List

2.53%

0.64%

0

3.17%

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