Three candidates running for MLA in Peace River North and Peace River South

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – There are now three candidates running for MLA in Peace River North and another three ca…

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – There are now three candidates running for MLA in Peace River North and another three candidates running in Peace River South.

Friday was the last day for candidates to file nomination papers for the October 24 provincial election.

Incumbent Dan Davies is seeking a second term representing the B.C. Liberals. Davies will take on current City Councillor Trevor Bolin. Bolin is the leader of the Conservative Party of B.C.

The new candidate now running as of Friday is Danielle Monroe. Monroe will be running for the NDP. Her campaign has yet to release any information about the candidate.

In Peace River South, incumbent B.C. Liberal candidate Mike Bernier will be faced by the Conservative Party of B.C. candidate Kathleen Connolly and NDP candidate Corey Longley.

 Advanced voting is scheduled to take place from Thursday, October 15 to Wednesday, October 21.

Advance voting places will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time. There will be seven days of advance voting, up from six in 2017.

General Election day is scheduled for Saturday, October 24, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pacific time.

Voters should stay home if they are feeling sick or self-isolating and request a vote-by-mail package instead.

If voting by mail, packages can be requested now on the Elections BC website at elections.bc.ca/ovr or by phone at 1-800-661-8683. The vote-by-mail package will be mailed to the voter with instructions on how to complete it and return it to Elections BC.

Further information on voting in B.C. can be found by visiting elections.bc.ca.

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