Fortier new chief of Simpcw First Nation

The band held its elections in late April and Fortier will be sworn in on June 1

Fred Fortier, a band councillor for 26 years, is the new chief of Simpcw First Nation. The band held its elections in late April and Fortier will be sworn in on June 1. He takes the place of former Chief Rita Matthew, who earlier announced she would not be seeking re-election. Besides Fortier, Christine Donald, Thomas Eustache, Shelly Loring and Don Matthew retained their council seats, while Ronald T. Lampreau Jr. and George Lampreau will be the new faces on Simpcw Council.

Fred Fortier, a band councillor for 26 years, is the new chief of Simpcw First Nation. The band held its elections in late April and Fortier will be sworn in on June 1. He takes the place of former Chief Rita Matthew, who earlier announced she would not be seeking re-election. Besides Fortier, Christine Donald, Thomas Eustache, Shelly Loring and Don Matthew retained their council seats, while Ronald T. Lampreau Jr. and George Lampreau will be the new faces on Simpcw Council.

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