Coons wins, Pond concedes defeat

  • May. 12, 2009 5:00 p.m.

by Alex Rinfret–Liberal candidate Herb Pond is on his way to Fisherman’s Hall in Prince Rupert to congratulate Gary Coons on his re-election as North Coast MLA.Speaking to the Observer at 10:45 pm, Mr. Pond said it would be “astonishing” if the last ballot boxesto be counted changed the result.”I am disappointed but I’m celebrating a good campaign here,” he said. “I think the voters have made their choice and I always honour and respect what the voters choose.”Mr. Pond said he had no idea what he might do in the future now that the campaign isover, beyond some housework.