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REPORTING · 12th April 2014
Walter McFarlane
Kitimat voted on April 12th, 2014 on the following question: “Do you support the final report recommendations of the Joint Review Panel (JRP) of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and National Energy Board, that the Enbridge Northern Gateway project be approved, subject to 209 conditions set out in Volume 2 of the JRP's final report?”

At 8:00 Pm, the counting began. There was a scrutineer on both sides for each of counts and several people gathered in the offices at the District of Kitimat including Councillor’s Rob Goffinet, Mary Murphy and Mayor Joanne Monaghan.

There were 910 people who voted in the advanced polls and this number does not include the mobile and the mail in ballots. We were told the polls were steady throughout the day.

MESS was the first to come in. There were 458 votes for 'yes' votes and 723 'no' votes. 1181 people voted.

The second polls to come in were the advance polls. There were 455 votes ‘yes’ and 513 votes ‘no.’ 968 people voted.

Tamitik was the last to come in. 365 people voted 'yes,' 557 people voted 'no.'

The totals are 1278 for ‘yes’ and 1793 for ‘no.’