Nathan Matthew elected chief by acclamation

Nathan Matthew has been chosen to once again be chief of Simpcw First Nation

Nathan Matthew has been chosen to once again be chief of Simpcw First Nation.

According to acting-chief Tina Donald, no other names were put forward during a nomination meeting held in Chu Chua on Sunday, Sept. 20.

Matthew was chief for about 20 years before he stepped down roughly seven years ago. He is expected to officially take office sometime this week.

His place seven years ago was taken by Keith Matthew, who stepped down as chief to take a position with Yellowhead Mining Inc. Rita Matthew took over but did not run again in elections held this spring. Fred Fortier was elected chief in those elections, but then resigned. Tina Donald has been acting-chief since then.

Natwhan Matthew continues to live in Chu Chua. He goes running every day as he trains for the marathons he runs.