New chief for Garden River

September 20, 2023

Karen Bell of the Anishinabek Police Service has been voted in as the the new chief of Garden River First Nation following Tuesday’s election.

Bell secured 475 votes to oust two-term incumbent Andy Rickard, who garnered 278 votes.

Meanwhile, Kari Barry, Darwin Belleau, Lee Ann Gamble, Kristy Dawn Jones, Travis N. Jones, Chester Langille, Luanne Povey and Candace Sim were all elected to the Garden River band council.