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Blueberry River, Halfway River re-elect chiefs

Darlene Hunter and Marvin Yahey were re-elected as chiefs of the Halfway River and Blueberry River First Nations, respectively, on Friday.
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Blueberry River Chief Marvin Yahey and Halfway River Chief Darlene Hunter

Darlene Hunter and Marvin Yahey were re-elected as chiefs of the Halfway River and Blueberry River First Nations, respectively, on Friday.

Yahey beat out nine other competitors for the position in Blueberry River, while Hunter beat out two other potential candidates in Halfway River.

Both will serve a two-year term.

In Blueberry River, half of the four-person council was re-elected, with both Sherry Dominic and Wayne Yahey re-elected to their positions.

Two new faces were elected to the council, with Shawn Davis and Derek Greyeyes elected to replace former councillors Norma Pyle and Lisa Hotte.

Pyle and Hotte were two of the 24 people seeking a councillor position.

In Halfway River, an entirely new council was chosen.

William Field and Cynthia Wolter will replace Coleen Achla and Amanda Metecheah.

Field and Wolter were two of the nine candidates in the running for the band’s two-person council.

Councillors on both of these councils serve for two-year terms.

The election results were publicized on the bands respective websites, however, the margins of victory were unclear.

‎Blueberry River First Nation band administrator Cici Sterritt said it was "not usual" for the vote counts to be released.

reporter@ahnfsj.ca