Josh Smienk was the Liberal candidate in the 2009 election.

Nelson-Creston Liberals still looking for a candidate

The Nelson-Creston Liberal Riding Association says it will have a candidate in the May provincial election

The Nelson-Creston Liberal Riding Association says it will have a candidate in the May provincial election, but there’s no word when they’ll announce whose name will be on the ballot.

Association president Debby Zeeben said no date has been set for a nomination meeting and couldn’t speculate when one might occur.

“I think the important thing is the conversation is going on,” she said. “We’ve been talking with a number of individuals who are interested in becoming involved with the process.”

The Nelson-Creston Greens, meanwhile, have already announced their unofficial candidate will be Sjeng Derkx as they look to get a head start on campaign fundraising.

In previous elections, parties typically announced their candidates in the early fall.

In the 2009 provincial election, former premier Gordon Campbell made a campaign stop in Nelson to support Liberal candidate Josh Smienk.

Smienk, who served two decades as a director for the Regional District of Central Kootenay, captured 31 per cent of the vote, finishing about 4,000 tallies behind the NDP’s Michelle Mungall.

The last time a Liberal MLA was elected in Nelson-Creston was 2001. Blair Suffredine served one term before Corky Evans returned to the post for the NDP.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Perry Siding man drowns in kayaking accident

The death occurred in Slocan River last month

Nelson Innovation Centre opens in Railtown

Centre will provide networking, training and workspace for all things tech

Memories all that remain of Balfour general store

History by Greg Nesteroff: In 1912 a log cabin near Balfour became a store

Recent surge in COVID-19 cases not unexpected amid Phase Three of reopening: B.C.’s top doc

Keep circles small, wear masks and be aware of symptoms, Dr. Bonnie Henry says

B.C. NDP changing WorkSafeBC regulations to respond to COVID-19

Employers say reclassifying coronavirus could be ‘ruinous’

Baby raccoon rescued from 10-foot deep drainage pipe on Vancouver Island

‘Its cries were loud, pitiful and heartbreaking,’ Saanich animal control officer says

Statistical flaws led to B.C. wolf cull which didn’t save endangered caribou as estimated

Study finds statistical flaws in an influential 2019 report supporting a wolf cull

Windows broken, racist graffiti left on Okanagan home

Family says nothing like this has happened since they moved to Summerland in 1980s

B.C. man who went by ‘Doctor Ray Gaglardi’ charged with sex assault of teenage boys

The man, 75, is accused of assaulting teenage boys he met through Coquitlam-area churches

B.C.’s potential deficit $12.5 billion as spending spikes, taxes drop

Finance Minister Carole James gives COVID-19 outlook

Commercial huckleberry harvesting restricted in Kootenays

The province of B.C. has banned commercial-scale picking from July 15 to October 15

Canadians torn on scaling back COVID-19 benefits to save money: poll

Of those surveyed, 78 per cent said they were worried about the size of the deficit

Most Read