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Harwinder Sandhu, a Vernon registered nurse, is the declared NDP candidate for Vernon-Monashee in the upcoming Oct. 24 provincial election. Sandhu finished third in the North Okanagan-Shuswap riding in the 2019 federal election running under the NDP banner. (Black Press - file photo)

BC VOTES 2020: North Okanagan nurse running for NDP

Harwinder Sandhu, who ran for NDP in 2019 federal vote, is declared Vernon-Monashee candidate

Harwinder Sandhu, a Vernon registered nurse, is the declared NDP candidate for Vernon-Monashee in the upcoming Oct. 24 provincial election. Sandhu finished third in the North Okanagan-Shuswap riding in the 2019 federal election running under the NDP banner. (Black Press - file photo)
Premier John Horgan holds his first press conference of the year as he comments on various questions from the media in the Press Gallery at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, January 13, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

What we know: Who’s up for election this fall in the South Okanagan

Premier Horgan has called for a snap election to be held Oct. 24

Premier John Horgan holds his first press conference of the year as he comments on various questions from the media in the Press Gallery at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, January 13, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo has announced he’ll seek the riding seat again after Premier John Horgan called a snap election for Saturday, Oct. 24. Kyllo labeled the election call as ‘opportunistic.’ (Black Press - file photo)

‘Totally unnecessary’ – Okanagan-Shuswap Liberals MLAs reacts to election call

Eric Foster, Greg Kyllo say call is “political opportunity;’ each will seek re-election

Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo has announced he’ll seek the riding seat again after Premier John Horgan called a snap election for Saturday, Oct. 24. Kyllo labeled the election call as ‘opportunistic.’ (Black Press - file photo)
An election worker carries a sign at a voting place for the New Brunswick provincial election in Quispamsis, N.B., Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Election administrators in British Columbia are ready with hand sanitizer for voters and personal protective equipment for polling-station workers as part of a pandemic plan similar to one used recently in New Brunswick.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Preparations underway for pandemic election in Saskatchewan and maybe B.C.

Administrators in B.C. and around the country are also looking to expand voting by mail during the pandemic

An election worker carries a sign at a voting place for the New Brunswick provincial election in Quispamsis, N.B., Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Election administrators in British Columbia are ready with hand sanitizer for voters and personal protective equipment for polling-station workers as part of a pandemic plan similar to one used recently in New Brunswick.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo, photographed with wife Georgina following his 2017 election win, is opposed to BC Premier John Horgan calling a snap election amidst the current pandemic. (File photo)

Shuswap MLA opposed to ‘opportunistic’ snap election

Greg Kyllo says fall election would essentially shut down government when it’s needed most

Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo, photographed with wife Georgina following his 2017 election win, is opposed to BC Premier John Horgan calling a snap election amidst the current pandemic. (File photo)
FILE – British Columbia Premier John Horgan speaks during an announcement about a new regional cancer centre, in Surrey, B.C., Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Premier Horgan peppered with questions about potential fall election in B.C.

Premier says he’s focused on other issues

FILE – British Columbia Premier John Horgan speaks during an announcement about a new regional cancer centre, in Surrey, B.C., Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Elections Canada says two-day voting possible amid COVID-19 if election called this fall

Agency preparing for possibility of fall election due to minority government, upcoming throne speech

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Voters head to cast their ballot in Canada’s federal election at the Fairbanks Interpretation Centre in Dartmouth, N.S., on October 21, 2019. What happens if Canada’s minority Liberal government is defeated this fall and Elections Canada concludes it can’t safely conduct an election because a second wave of the deadly coronavirus is sweeping the country? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Parties urged to agree on safe way to hold possible election in pandemic

New Brunswick’s example will doubtless offer some lessons on how to conduct an election safely

Voters head to cast their ballot in Canada’s federal election at the Fairbanks Interpretation Centre in Dartmouth, N.S., on October 21, 2019. What happens if Canada’s minority Liberal government is defeated this fall and Elections Canada concludes it can’t safely conduct an election because a second wave of the deadly coronavirus is sweeping the country? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
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Not enough evidence for charges in B.C. political fundraising probe: prosecutor

Premier John Horgan’s New Democrat government brought in campaign finance reform shortly after taking office

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A woman runs on a path by a polling place during primary elections Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in San Diego. California officials bracing for long lines are urging patience as voters cast ballots on “Super Tuesday” in what could be record turnout for a presidential primary election. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Biden, Bernie’s Super Tuesday brawl to shape Democratic race

The two men have assembled coalitions of disparate demographics and political beliefs

A woman runs on a path by a polling place during primary elections Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in San Diego. California officials bracing for long lines are urging patience as voters cast ballots on “Super Tuesday” in what could be record turnout for a presidential primary election. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Director and president Nicole Clark of the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce. Election for nine board of directors is March 4 at the Shatford Centre. (file photo)

Chamber board of directors election March 4

The election of board of directors of the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce is March 4

Director and president Nicole Clark of the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce. Election for nine board of directors is March 4 at the Shatford Centre. (file photo)
Winners of the 2017 Penticton Indian Band council (left to right) Joan Phillip, Fred Kruger, Ernest Jack, Kyle Alec and Inez Pierre. Two of those councillors were returned to the the table Thursday. (File photo)

Five council members elected to Penticton Indian Band council

Members of the Penticton Indian Band elected five members to the band council Thursday.

Winners of the 2017 Penticton Indian Band council (left to right) Joan Phillip, Fred Kruger, Ernest Jack, Kyle Alec and Inez Pierre. Two of those councillors were returned to the the table Thursday. (File photo)
Harwinder Sandhu (NDP, left), Marc Reinarz (Green), Cindy Derkaz (LPC), Kyle H. Delfing (PPC) an Mel Arnold (CPC) shared the mic at Armstrong’s Centennial Theatre at Wednesday night’s All Candidate’s Forum. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Guns, taxes, climate change and more at North Okanagan forum

The five federal candidates in the North Okanagan-Shuswap engaged with the public Wednesday night

Harwinder Sandhu (NDP, left), Marc Reinarz (Green), Cindy Derkaz (LPC), Kyle H. Delfing (PPC) an Mel Arnold (CPC) shared the mic at Armstrong’s Centennial Theatre at Wednesday night’s All Candidate’s Forum. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)