A general election was held yesterday for members of the Cumberland House Cree Nation and the incumbent chief is returning to office.

Unofficial results indicate Rene Chaboyer received 326 votes. His closest competitor, James E. Carriere, received 217 votes. William C. Cook was next with 78 votes and Loretta Deschambeault received 67.

Voters also elected four people to band council. Beverly Goulet received the most votes with 363.

The other council members elected were Julius Crane, Leon Budd and Angus McKenzie.

The successful candidates will serve three-year terms.

Election results can be found online.

(PHOTO: Cumberland House. Photo courtesy of tourismsaskatchewan.com)