Al Raine elected mayor of Sun Peaks 

New council to take on infrastructure, zoning issues

One of Whistler's first municipal councillors is now the mayor of Sun Peaks, or more specifically the newly created Sun Peaks Improvement District.

The town of Sun Peaks recently received its local government charter and held its first council election on Saturday, June 12. Raine reportedly received 283 votes to get the win, several times more than his opponent.

He will be joined on council by Maria Pozza, Mike Forster and Ines Popig. Another councillor will be appointed by the province in the next few weeks.

Residents living and working at Sun Peaks voted 73 per cent in favour of incorporating as a town in a February referendum.

The new council will take on issues like infrastructure, zoning, security and services, freeing up groups like Tourism Sun Peaks to focus on marketing and running the resort community.

Raine is not the only family member currently in public office. His wife Nancy Greene was appointed as a senator by the Conservative Party in January 2009.

 

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