Ymir (electoral district)

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Ymir was the name of a provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of British Columbia located in the West Kootenay region. It is named after Ymir, a village east of Trail, B.C. and south of Nelson, B.C.. It made its first appearance on the hustings in the election of 1903 and lasted only until 1912, after which the area was represented by Nelson riding.

For other current and historical electoral districts in the Kootenay region, please see Kootenay (electoral districts).

Demographics[edit]

Population, 1911
Population change, 1901–1911
Area (km²)
Population density (people per km²)

Political geography[edit]

Notable elections[edit]

Notable MLAs[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

Note: Winners of each election are in bold.

10th British Columbia election, 1903
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
  Liberal Alfred Parr 1 323 40.07% unknown
     Conservative Harry Wright 483 59.93% unknown
Total valid votes 806 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
1 Parr may have been a Labour candidate although Gosnell labels him a Liberal; he may have campaigned as both.
11th British Columbia election, 1907
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
  Independent John Houston 147 20.68% unknown
  Liberal John Frederick Hume 239 33.61% unknown
     Conservative James Hargrave Schofield 325 45.71% unknown
Total valid votes 711 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
12th British Columbia election, 1909
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Socialist Alexander M. Oliver 366 34.37% unknown
     Conservative James Hargrave Schofield 699 65.63% unknown
Total valid votes 1,065 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %
13th British Columbia election, 1912
Party Candidate Votes % ± Expenditures
Socialist Richard Parmater Pettipiece 261 20.31% unknown
     Conservative James Hargrave Schofield 1,024 79.69% unknown
Total valid votes 1,285 100.00%
Total rejected ballots
Turnout %

Following the 1912 election most of the area of the Ymir riding was incorporated into the new riding of Nelson.

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Coordinates: 49°16′55″N 117°13′59″W / 49.282°N 117.233°W / 49.282; -117.233