Area C representative Arthur Hadland has announced his intent to run for North Peace MLA in the provincial elections.

Hadland says he is not happy with the current political parties so he’s running as an independent.

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Hadland says he’s qualified for the position because he has years of experience in government agencies. He was the former crowns land’s manager, the agriculture land commissioner and has been an active farmer for over 30 years.

He says he would like to see a positive change in the North Peace.

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Hadland says he wants to address northern resident’s concerns including carbon taxes and the high price for natural gas.

So far there are three confirmed candidates including Hadland. The NDP representative will be Jackie Allen and Suzanne Arnston will represent the B.C. Refederation Party.

Meanwhile, Lori Ackerman, Dan Davies, Evan Saugstad, Linda Sewell and Pat Pimm will vie for the Liberal nomination in the upcoming weeks.