Dick Cannings is heading back to Ottawa for a second term as MP for South Okanagan-West Kootenay.
Cannings narrowly edged Helena Konanz of the Conservative Party by less than 800 votes to retain the seat he won four years ago.
Cannings, who thanked volunteers and workers during a victory speech in Penticton Monday night, took home 36.4 per cent of the vote with 24,204 ballots cast in his favour. Konanz finished second at 35.2 per cent with 23,508 votes.
Third was Connie Denesiuk of the Liberal Party at 17.2 per cent and 11,481 votes.
More than 1.1 million elementary and secondary school students participated in Student Vote Canada 2019, coinciding with the 2019 federal election the organization said Monday in a media release.
After learning about the electoral process, researching the parties and platforms, and debating Canada’s future, students cast their ballots for the official candidates running in their school’s riding.
As of 5 p.m. ET Monday, 1,181,053 votes were reported from 7,855 schools, with results from 338 federal ridings.
The Liberal red tide that swept the nation four years ago slowed to a trickle on election day in 2019 but it was enough for the Grits to step back into the shoes of government, albeit in a minority role.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took the Liberals to a repeat as the government of Canada with 156 seats, 14 seats short of a majority government (out of 338 seats overall).
This time around the Conservatives were close behind at 122 seats, with 60 seats divided up among the Bloc Quebecois (32), the New Democrats (24), the Green Party (three) and one independent candidate.
Ed. Note: This information was provided by the Columbia basin Rural Developmnet Institute.
It is time again to exercise your right to vote! The Federal Election is today - Monday, October 21, 2019.
Four Kootenay zone teams traveled to a season-ending Kamloops 7s tournament during the Thanksgiving weekend — one of the largest junior tournaments in North America with teams from all over BC and Alberta.
Many families in the Columbia Basin rely upon child care. To help meet this need for quality spaces, 67 child care providers in 24 communities will be creating up to 198 new spaces and improving 1,256 spaces. These projects are being undertaken with nearly $1.4 million from Columbia Basin Trust’s Child Care Capital Grants.
A man who allegedly exposed himself to three young girls remains on the loose, but police are following up leads as we speak, according to Trail RCMP top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.
“The Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP have followed up with one tip received from the public; however, have been able to eliminate that person from suspicious,” he said in a press update Monday. “The investigation continues.”
The wee hours of Saturday morning saw police dealing with back-to-back public intoxication files, according to a press release issued today.
“On Oct. 19, at 3:23 a.m., the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP responded to a report of a fight on Rossland Avenue outside of the Rex Hotel in Trail,” said RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. “Two (24-year-old and 27-year-old) intoxicated male suspects were located wrestling each other on the ground upon RCMP arrival at the scene.”
The shenanigans didn’t end with that altercation.
Police are searching for a man in hopes of having a conversation with him and ensuring that he and those around him are safe, but not in connection with any crime, according to Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.