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VICTORIA, B.C. – Elections B.C. has released the final list of candidates running in the next provincial election.

There are now four candidates running for MLA in Peace River South. 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 Grizz Longley. The new candidate, Dorothy Sharon Smith, represents WEXIT B.C.

In Peace River North, 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 their candidate.

Only the B.C. Liberals and the NDP have candidates running in all 87 ridings. The B.C. Green Party has 74 candidates, the Libertarian party has 25 candidates, and the Conservative party has 19 candidates.

 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.

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

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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