Three candidates for Peace River North as writ drops

Don Irwin, B.C. Conservative Regional Director for Peace River, has confirmed the Tories will not be entering a North Peace candidate this election, after its potential candidate withdrew from the race last minute. That means Peace River North residents will have a choice of incumbent Liberal Pat Pimm, Independent Arthur Handland and the NDP’s Judy Fox-McGuire, who is expected to file her papers today.

An All Candidates Debate for Peace River North will be held in Fort Nelson on April 23 at the Phoenix Theatre at 7 p.m. as well as in Fort St. John on May 1 at the Lido Theatre also at 7 p.m.

In the South Peace there is no incumbent as Blair Lekstrom has decided not to seek re-election, leaving the Dawson Creek Mayor Mike Bernier as the Liberal standard-bearer. Tumbler Ridge mayor Darwin Wren is the New Democrats candidate, while Tyrel Pohl is running as an Independent and former mountie Kurt Peats for the Conservatives.

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Erica is a reporter for Moose FM and energeticcity.ca in Fort St. John, B.C. She grew up in Victoria, B.C. and received her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.