The election results are in for Waskaganish’s most recent run for Chief. Coming out on top, with 268 votes, Gordon Blackned is now Waskaganish’s new Chief. Blackned beat out Darlene Cheechoo, who came in a close second with 246 votes, Raymond Blackned with 74, Hugo Hester with 73, Steve Diamond with 70 and Marty Cowboy with 60 votes.

The following individuals were also voted in as new councillors in Waskaganish: David Erless Sr., Redfern Blueboy, Brenda Weistche, Ron Diamond and Queenie Steven.