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Stikine

[stahykeen]
Stikine, river, 335 mi (539 km) long, rising in the Stikine Mts., NW British Columbia, Canada. It flows in an arc west and southwest, crossing SE Alaska, to the Pacific Ocean N of Wrangell Island. It is navigable for c.130 mi (210 km) upstream. It has cut deep gorges in the Coast Mts. The Stikine was one of the routes during the Klondike gold rush (1897-98). It is now a chief route to the Cassiar mining region of N British Columbia. The river is a noted salmon stream.
Bulkley Valley-Stikine is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada.

Demographics

Population, 2001 31,728
Population change, 1996-2001 -1.4%
Area (km²) 176,914
Population density (people per km²) 0.18

Geography

History

Member of Legislative Assembly

Its Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) is Dennis MacKay, a former private investigator, provincial coroner, and member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He was first elected in 2001. He represents the British Columbia Liberal Party.

Election results

|- | style="width: 130px" |BC Liberal |Dennis MacKay |align="right"|6,279 |align="right"|48.30% |align="right"|-7.61 |- |New Democrat |Doug Donaldson |align="right"|5,177 |align="right"|39.82% |align="right"|+18.55 |Green |Leanna Mitchell |align="right"|769 |align="right"|5.92% |align="right"|-0.55 |Democratic Reform BC |Nipper Kettle |align="right"|354 |align="right"|2.72% |align="right"| |Marijuana |Reginald Bruce Gunanoot |align="right"|205 |align="right"|1.58% |align="right"|-2.22 |British Columbia Party |Jack Kortmeyer |align="right"|175 |align="right"|1.35% |align="right"| |People's Front |Frank Martin |align="right"|41 |align="right"|0.32% |align="right"| |- bgcolor="white" !align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes !align="right"|13,000 !align="right"| !align="right"|

|- | style="width: 130px" |BC Liberal |Dennis MacKay |align="right"|7,414 |align="right"|55.93% |align="right"|+27.06 |align="right"|$44,836 |- |New Democrat |Bill Goodacre |align="right"|2,823 |align="right"|21.29% |align="right"|-15.73 |align="right"|$30,795 |Unity |Rod Taylor |align="right"|1,190 |align="right"|8.98% |align="right"| |align="right"|$11,169 |Green |Rolf Hussinger |align="right"|856 |align="right"|6.46% |align="right"|+5.29 |align="right"|$3,693 |Marijuana |Trevor McKilligan |align="right"|507 |align="right"|3.82% |align="right"| |align="right"|$582 |All Nations |Theresa Tait |align="right"|405 |align="right"|3.05% |align="right"| |align="right"|$5,540 |Citizens Alliance |Bill Forsyth |align="right"|62 |align="right"|0.47% |align="right"| |align="right"| |- bgcolor="white" !align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes !align="right"|13,257 !align="right"|100.00% !align="right"| |- bgcolor="white" !align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots !align="right"|44 !align="right"|0.33% !align="right"| |- bgcolor="white" !align="right" colspan=3|Turnout !align="right"|13,301 !align="right"|73.28% !align="right"|

|- |New Democrat |Bill Goodacre |align="right"|4,779 |align="right"|37.02% |align="right"|+3.05 |align="right"|$19,497 |- | style="width: 130px" |BC Liberal |Pat Beach |align="right"|3,726 |align="right"|28.87% |align="right"|-2.69 |align="right"|$28,587 |BC Reform |Bill Zemenchik |align="right"|3,473 |align="right"|26.91% |align="right"| |align="right"|$26,855 |Progressive Democrat |Sharon L. Hartwell |align="right"|624 |align="right"|4.83% |align="right"| |align="right"|$2,926 |Social Credit |Peter Barendregt |align="right"|155 |align="right"|1.20% |align="right"| |align="right"|$2,481 |Green |Stuart Hertzog |align="right"|151 |align="right"|1.17% |align="right"| |align="right"|$997 |- bgcolor="white" !align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes !align="right"|12,908 !align="right"|100.00% !align="right"| |- bgcolor="white" !align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots !align="right"|52 !align="right"|0.40% !align="right"| |- bgcolor="white" !align="right" colspan=3|Turnout !align="right"|12,960 !align="right"|71.05% !align="right"| |- |New Democrat |Jackie Pement |align="right"|3,744 |align="right"|33.97% |align="right"| |align="right"|$26,935 |- | style="width: 130px" |BC Liberal |Alice Maitland |align="right"|3,479 |align="right"|31.56% |align="right"| |align="right"|$787 |Independent |Jack Kempf |align="right"|2,842 |align="right"|25.79% |align="right"| |align="right"|$13,905 |Independent |Herbert George |align="right"|957 |align="right"|8.68% |align="right"| |align="right"|$16,448 |- bgcolor="white" !align="right" colspan=3|Total valid votes !align="right"|11,022 !align="right"|100.00% !align="right"| |- bgcolor="white" !align="right" colspan=3|Total rejected ballots !align="right"|260 !align="right"|2.30% !align="right"| |- bgcolor="white" !align="right" colspan=3|Turnout !align="right"|11,282 !align="right"|70.24% !align="right"|

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