ECO Depot defeated

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South Cowichan resoundingly does not want the ECO Depot.
But a two-to-one "no" vote only brought one of the candidates crusading against the facility to office.
Bruce Fraser, handily took Shawnigan Lake over incumbent Ken Cossey in tonight's CVRD vote.
Gerry Giles easily held onto her seat in Cobble Hill over anti-ECO Depot crusader Dara Quast, and Mike Walker had a convincing victory over Angela Auchincloss in Mill Bay.
But the non-binding vote on the recyclng facility clearly indicated the community was opposed.
Walker and Giles both said they would take their direction on the site's future from the referendum, while Fraser was opposed no matter the result of the vote.
Preliminary results:
Electoral Area A - Mill Bay/Malahat
AUCHINCLOSS, Angela        329


TATACHARI, Balu                  90

WALKER, Mike                    564

Electoral Area B - Shawngian Lake

COSSEY, Ken                      379

DAVIES, Roy                        280

FRASER, Bruce                    1020

MUSSELWHITE, Kelly            54

Electoral Area C - Cobble Hill

GILES, Gerry                        903

QUAST, Dara                        468

Electoral Area D - Cowichan Bay

HUNT, Greg                          275

IANNIDINARDO, Lori             627

Electoral Area I - Youbou/Meade Creek

KUHN, Klaus                        173

WEAVER, Pat                      177


CVRD Referenda


Mill Bay Malahat Historical Society Annual Financial Contribution Referendum

YES                        709

NO                          252


South Cowichan Eco Depot Opinion Referendum

YES                        1451

NO                          2669


North Oyster Fire Halls Debt Repayment Service/Loan Authorization Referendum

YES                        253

NO                          354



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