Long-time band councillor Peter Beatty was voted in during elections held Wednesday on the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation.
Unofficial results show Beatty garnered 2,114 votes — about 400 more than runner-up and former chief Harold Linklater.
Votes were also cast for several band council positions, with the winners of all posts serving a two-year term.
Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation has more than 10,000 members, which includes about 5,800 eligible voters.
The band covers nearly 52,000 square kilometres. (CKBI, CJLR)