From left: incumbent NDP candidate Katrine Conroy; Liberal candidate Jim Postnikoff; independent candidate Joseph Hughes.

From left: incumbent NDP candidate Katrine Conroy; Liberal candidate Jim Postnikoff; independent candidate Joseph Hughes.

Three-way race in Kootenay West

Incumbent NDP MLA Katrine Conroy finally has some competition in next month’s provincial election.

Incumbent Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy finally has some competition in next month’s provincial election.

Until last week, no one had stepped forward to challenge the two-term New Democrat. However, on Sunday, the BC Liberals confirmed Shoreacres resident Jim Postnikoff as their candidate. And Nakusp village councillor Joseph Hughes, 29, announced he will run as an independent.

Read more about all three candidates in the Castlegar News.

Kootenay West includes Castlegar, Trail, Rossland, the Slocan Valley, and Arrow Lakes.