New ridings take Strahl out of the local area

Lytton, Lillooet, Cache Creek and Ashcroft will be in the new riding of Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon.

Conservative MP Mark Strahl will be seeking re-election in the riding of Chilliwack-Hope in the next federal election.

The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia released their final report and maps on Aug. 21. The report adjusts riding boundaries because of population changes and will add six new federal seats to British Columbia’s total at the next election as a result of the Conservative government’s Fair Representation Act.

“Chilliwack-Hope is entirely contained within my current riding of Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon,” said Strahl. “I was born and raised in Chilliwack, and my roots in both Chilliwack and Hope are very deep.  I’m looking forward to running here in the next election.”

The next federal election is currently scheduled to take place in the fall of 2015.

Strahl thanked the Commission for their work, and for listening to the people of Chilliwack who were strongly opposed to the original draft proposal which would have seen the District split between two ridings.

“It made sense to keep Chilliwack together, and I’m glad they saw it that way in the end.”

Strahl is looking forward to the next two years of serving the current riding of Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon.

“It is an honour to represent each and every constituent and each and every community in Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon,” said Strahl.

Chilliwack-Hope will include the District of Chilliwack and the District of Hope. The communities of Kent, Harrison Hot Springs, Yale, Boston Bar, Lytton, Lillooet, Cache Creek and Ashcroft will be in the new riding of Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon.

Strahl was first elected to the House of Commons as MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon in May 2011, a riding that his father, Chuck Strahl, held for the Conservatives since 2004. He is a member of the Standing Committee on National Defence, and the Chair of the BC/Yukon Conservative Caucus.

Just Posted

B.C. Interior free from measles

Vancouver measles outbreak hasn’t spread to the B.C. Interior

Input sought from Cache Creek businesses on Downtown Vision plan

Attracting and retaining employees and businesses are priorities

Community Futures gets more funding to continue business support program

Programs such as Business Ambassadors help small businesses, not-for-profits, and First Nations

Make Children First’s CareFairs are going out with a bang

Folllowing changes to funding, upcoming CareFairs in the region will be the last ones ever held

Support available for those looking after loved ones with dementia

Despite the growing number of people with dementia, a stigma still surrounds it

VIDEO: Iconic ‘snow cone’ takes shape at B.C. park near Clearwater

Snow cone forming at Wells Gray Provincial Park one that would make Disney’s Queen Elsa proud

UPDATE: Reports of rashes prompt closure of all Harrison Hot Springs pools

Public pool available after Fraser Health shut down all five mineral pools until further notice

Legislation to protect B.C. farmland comes into effect

Regulations enhance food security, encourage long-term farming

Have you heard the legend of Shuswaggi, the Shuswap Lake monster?

Witness accounts as old as 1904, and as recent as 2018, place a creature in the lake’s depths

UPDATE: B.C. ticket holder winner of $25.9-million Lotto Max jackpot

Next draw set for Mar. 1 with an estimated jackpot of $10 million

B.C.-based ‘Team Tardi’ brings home gold in junior curling worlds

In a 9-4 victory over Switzerland, a Langley-based curling team earned its 2nd straight world title

People gather for funeral of seven children killed in fast-moving Halifax fire

Traditional portion of the service will be followed by words from community members

B.C. weavers to help Alaska Native project honouring survivors of violence

Dozens of Chilkat and Ravenstail weavers from all over North America will be weaving 5-inch-by-5-inch squares

B.C. skip Sarah Wark and team eliminated at Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Nontheless pretty impressive stuff from the 24th-ranked team in the country

Most Read