West Kootenay (provincial electoral district)

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West Kootenay was a provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It was formed along with East Kootenay from a redistribution of the old Kootenay riding, which was one of the province's original twelve.

Demographics[edit]

Population, 2001 38,503
Population Change, 1996–2001 0.7%
Area (km²) 10,275
Pop. Density (people per km²) 3.7

Geography[edit]

History[edit]

The West Kootenay riding appeared as such only in the 1890 election. In 1894, due to a surge in population related to the "silver rush" in the Kootenays, the riding was redistributed into:

In 1898, the West Kootenay north and south ridings were further redistributed into four ridings:

Members of Legislative Assembly[edit]

Election results[edit]

NOTE: Winners of each election are in bold

6th British Columbia election, 1890
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Opposition William M. Brown 45 28.85% unknown
Government Arthur Stanhope Farwell 40 25.64% unknown
Opposition John Wesley Haskins 25 16.03% unknown
  Independent James M. Kellie 46 29.49% unknown
Total valid votes 156 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %

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