Provincial-election

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Elections BC estimates 52% of BC voters cast a ballot this year

Results are down from 2017, and final counts will have to wait until mail-in ballots are tallied

Fraser-Nicola BC Liberal Party candidate Jackie Tegart with supporters on the Ashcroft bridge, Oct. 21, 2020. Tegart is the frontrunner in the riding after the initial vote count, with mail-in ballots to be counted starting on Nov. 6. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Liberal incumbent Jackie Tegart holds narrow lead over Aaron Sumexheltza of NDP

Initial count is complete, and mail-in ballots will determine who wins in Fraser-Nicola

(from l) Fraser-Nicola candidates Jonah Timms (BC Green Party), Jackie Tegart (BC Liberal Party), and Aaron Sumexheltza (BC NDP). The polls have now closed and the counting has started. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Results awaited in Fraser-Nicola as polls have now closed

Counting of advance and election day votes has begun; mail-in votes to be counted starting Nov. 6

(from l) Fraser-Nicola candidates Aaron Sumexheltza (BC NDP), Jonah Timms (BC Green Party), Mike Bhangu (Independent), Dennis Adamson (Independent), and Jackie Tegart (BC Liberals) physically distancing after the All Candidates Forum in Ashcroft on Oct. 15. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Candidates face questions about health care, housing, and more

All five Fraser-Nicola candiates were at a forum in Ashcroft on Oct. 15

(from l) Fraser-Nicola candidates Aaron Sumexheltza (BC NDP), Jonah Timms (BC Green Party), Mike Bhangu (Independent), Dennis Adamson (Independent), and Jackie Tegart (BC Liberals) physically distancing after the All Candidates Forum in Ashcroft on Oct. 15. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
BC Liberal Party candidate Jackie Tegart says that her party has pledged a $2 million investment in developing the McAbee Fossil Beds east of Cache Creek. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

BC Liberals promise $2 million investment in McAbee Fossil beds

Site has potential as a centre for education, research, and tourism

BC Liberal Party candidate Jackie Tegart says that her party has pledged a $2 million investment in developing the McAbee Fossil Beds east of Cache Creek. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
NDP candidate Aaron Sumexheltza says that if re-elected, the BC NDP will commit to 24/7 emergency department service at the Ashcroft Hospital. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Fraser-Nicola NDP candidate pledges 24/7 Ashcroft emergency department

Horgan government commits to round-the-clock emergency department at Ashcroft Hospital if re-elected

NDP candidate Aaron Sumexheltza says that if re-elected, the BC NDP will commit to 24/7 emergency department service at the Ashcroft Hospital. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Fraser-Nicola NDP candidate Aaron Sumexheltza was in Ashcroft on Oct. 9, where he met with members of the Ashcroft Slough Society on Evans Road. He says that his travels through the riding show that while the communities are similar, they each have different priorities. (from l) Dora Winwood; River Winwood; Aaron Sumexheltza; Gloria Mertens; Daniel Collett; Marina Papais.

Meet the Fraser-Nicola candidates: Aaron Sumexheltza (BC NDP)

‘I have a long history of helping the communities of this region grow and thrive’

Fraser-Nicola NDP candidate Aaron Sumexheltza was in Ashcroft on Oct. 9, where he met with members of the Ashcroft Slough Society on Evans Road. He says that his travels through the riding show that while the communities are similar, they each have different priorities. (from l) Dora Winwood; River Winwood; Aaron Sumexheltza; Gloria Mertens; Daniel Collett; Marina Papais.
Jackie Tegart is running as the BC Liberal Party candidate in the Fraser-Nicola riding. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Meet the Fraser-Nicola candidates: Jackie Tegart (BC Liberal Party)

‘The Interior and rural communities need a strong voice in the Legislature’

Jackie Tegart is running as the BC Liberal Party candidate in the Fraser-Nicola riding. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Fraser-Nicola Green Party candidate Jonah Timms was in Ashcroft on Oct. 1 to meet with local supporters and kick off his campaign. He took time out to visit the Harmony Bell mosaic installation at the Heritage Park and ring the bell for world harmony. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Meet the Fraser-Nicola candidates: Jonah Timms (BC Green Party)

‘I am tired of our elected officials ignoring problems or working too slowly to solve them’

Fraser-Nicola Green Party candidate Jonah Timms was in Ashcroft on Oct. 1 to meet with local supporters and kick off his campaign. He took time out to visit the Harmony Bell mosaic installation at the Heritage Park and ring the bell for world harmony. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Mike Bhangu, running as an Independent candidate in the Fraser-Nicola riding, was in Ashcroft on Oct. 10. He says that he is inspired by the likes of Jody Wilson-Raybould and believes, as she does, ‘Truth to power’. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Meet the Fraser-Nicola candidates: Mike Bhangu (Independent)

‘I’m an outside the box thinker who knows how to fight for people’

Mike Bhangu, running as an Independent candidate in the Fraser-Nicola riding, was in Ashcroft on Oct. 10. He says that he is inspired by the likes of Jody Wilson-Raybould and believes, as she does, ‘Truth to power’. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Dennis Adamson (third from l) is running as an Independent candidate in the Fraser-Nicola riding. (Photo credit: Submitted)

Meet the Fraser-Nicola candidates: Dennis Adamson (Independent)

‘As an Independent I can work harder for the constituents of Fraser-Nicola’

Dennis Adamson (third from l) is running as an Independent candidate in the Fraser-Nicola riding. (Photo credit: Submitted)
Voting locations have been finalized in most Fraser-Nicola communities, with advance voting dates and times to be announced soon. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Voters have five candidates to choose from in Fraser-Nicola

Two Independents vying with candidates from the Green, Liberal, and NDP Parties

Voting locations have been finalized in most Fraser-Nicola communities, with advance voting dates and times to be announced soon. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)