Darrell Mussatto ally Linda Buchanan elected mayor of City of North Vancouver

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      A progressive two-term councillor will move into the mayor's office in the City of North Vancouver.

      Linda Buchanan won a four-way race against former councillor Guy Heywood, veteran councillor Rod Clark, and the second-place finisher in the 2014 mayoral race, Kerry Morris.

      Buchanan was first elected to council in 2011 with the support of Mayor Darrell Mussatto and long-time councillor Craig Keating.

      She's supported development in the Central Lonsdale and Lower Lonsdale area, as well as the mayor's efforts to reduce the city's carbon footprint.

      The City of North Vancouver council's highlights in the past term included the opening of the Polygon Gallery near Lonsdale Quay and completion of its part of the North Shore Spirit Trail. It's an accessible greenway being developed from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove.

      She spearheaded the creation of the North Shore Child and Family Friendly Charter.

      Buchanan was born in the City of North Vancouver and graduated from Carson Graham school.

      She worked in public health after graduating with an honour's nursing degree from UBC. Buchanan was a school trustee before joining council.

      Keating, now the president of the B.C. NDP, did not run for reelection to council.

      Elected to council are former District of North Vancouver mayor Don Bell, Angela Girard, Tony Valente, Jessica McIlroy, Tina Hu, and Holly Back.

      Bell and Back are the only two incumbents among the six.