Interim Green Party leader coming to Nelson

Recently elected interim Green Party leader Adam Olsen will be visiting the West Kootenay on October 24, 25 and 26.

Adam Olsen was elected interim leader of the BC Green Party on August 25. He'll be in our area on the 24th

Recently elected interim Green Party leader Adam Olsen will be visiting the West Kootenay on October 24, 25 and 26, on his first trip away from the BC coast.

“I look forward to visiting south east British Columbia,” Olsen said in a news release. “We have a great local organization that I am excited to support. There is a lot of opportunity for the BC Greens in Nelson-Creston and beyond. Sjeng [Djerkx] did very well. He attracted over 20 per cent of the vote and I am confident we can grow that support over the next four years.”

During his visit Olsen will meet with Kootenay mayors, councilors and regional directors to learn more about local issues.

On Saturday, October 25, Olsen will speak at a fundraising dinner in Nelson alongside Green Party candidate Sjeng Derkx.

Olsen served two terms as a councillor in Central Saanich before running in the 2013 provincial election in Saanich North. He was elected interim leader of the BC Green Party on August 25 after former leader Jane Sterk retired from politics.

Just Posted

What’s Up: Things to see and do on Family Day

There’s plenty of fun to be had across the West Kootenay this coming long weekend!

Seven Nelson rec projects granted Columbia Basin Trust funding

Nelson’s baseball and tennis clubs were the big winners

Sanchez leads Leafs to 6th straight win

Nelson held off Spokane 3-2 on Friday

UPDATE: Two-car accident closes Highway 3A at Thrums

Road expected to open for single-lane alternating traffic at 2 p.m.

CHECK THIS OUT: Love and e-Readers

Anne DeGrace on downloading new literary relationships

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

East Kootenay illicit drug overdose deaths lowest in B.C.

Local expert credits harm reduction efforts; declares support for legalization of opioids

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

B.C. couple attacked with acid, slashed with knife in Vietnam

Warning, graphic images: Man has burns on 80 per cent of his body, slashed with knife

Northern B.C. First Nation clan says ancient tools found at pipeline work site

Archeologists from the Smithsonian Institute estimate one of the stones found dates back up to 3500 years

Names keep adding to vaccine petition started by B.C. mom

Maple Ridge mom started campaign to make vaccination a condition of attending school

Most Read