Although their terms of office don’t start until September, Deline has elected a new council and chief.
While Chief Leonard Kenny did not seek re-election, his predecessor Raymond Tutcho will return to lead the Sahtu community as it continues to implement it’s self-government agreement. Tutcho defeated another former Chief, Raymond Taneton for the top job.
Joining Tutcho on council are: Danny Bayha, Freda Taneton, Tommy Betsidea, Morris Neyelle, Raymond Taneton, and Jane Modeste. They will meet with Chief Kenny and the outgoing council this afternoon to start the transition period.
CKLB is awaiting official results from Returning Officer Kirk Dolphus, and hopes to speak with the new Chief elect.