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David Bob voted Nanoose First Nation chief for another term

David Bob will serve another two-year term as chief of the Nanoose First Nation.

With 34 total votes, Bob defeated Tom Bob (19 votes), Kenneth Sampson (17), Barbara Barltrop (14) and Jeff Bob (seven) in the First Nation's elections on Jan. 14.

Bob told the News Bulletin that a priority this term is to make the lives of his people better

“Our health unit. It's up and running but we haven't completed our dentist's office, so we plan on doing that,” said Bob. “We have our handyDART service (with the Regional District of Nanaimo) and I plan on getting that in full operation.”

He said he would also work with the regional district and municipalities such as Lantzville and Parksville.

“I plan on another two years of hard work and continuing to build relationships with our neighbours,” said Bob. “Hopefully they'll be friendly relationships.”

Along with Bob, councillors Brent Edwards (59 votes), Gordon Edwards (40), Natasha Bob (38) and Lawrence Mitchell (37) were re-elected to council.

Electoral officer Blair MacKenzie said 91 of 175 eligible voters took to the polls and mailed in ballots – total population of the Nanoose First Nation is 249.

Terms begin with immediate effect.

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