Candidates in the Nelson-Creston race are going to be doing their very best to get noticed and earn your vote over the next 28 days. Incumbent Michelle Mungall is holding a retro-themed party at The Royal later this month as one of that campaign's fundraising events.

You can help shape the campaign in Nelson-Creston

Typically the battle for the Nelson-Creston riding is a spirited one. This election will be no different.

It’s a simple mark on a ballot: X. But what goes into getting that pencil in your hand on May 14 is much more complex. Over the next 28 days we hope to do what we can to help you feel more confident in exercising your democratic responsibility.

Typically the battle for the Nelson-Creston riding is a spirited one. This election will be no different.

Three excellent candidates have put their names forward: incumbent Michelle Mungall (BC NDP), Greg Garbula (BC Liberals) and Sjeng Derkx (Green Party of BC). All three have strong connections to our community and this riding. All three would make worthy representatives.

Here at the Nelson Star we understand the importance of local media when it comes to elections. Over the next eight editions, you will be looking to us for information and analysis. We will help bring the election to your front door.

Though there is a tremendous responsibility placed upon media to help inform, it’s ultimately up to you to ask the questions and search out the answers most important to you.

At election time there is a burgeoning bulk of information to sift through. That whirring sound you may have heard coming from our downtown office in the last week is heads spinning from the flood of press releases from all parties arriving to our inbox.

Though you can rely on us to bring you closer to the three local candidates, we won’t be spending much time breaking down the details of party platforms. Using the internet, provincial media and visiting the offices yourself, that’s work we encourage you to do on your own. We will be focussing on what matters most in the Nelson-Creston riding.

We also want you to help shape our coverage by telling us what you think is important. Using our website ( and our Nelson Star Facebook page, access has never been easier. And if a keyboard and glowing screen is not your thing, you can always stop by the our Hall Street office to tell us what you think in person.

Your views matter. Don’t miss your opportunity to take part.


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