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Election 2020: The Wet’suwet’en conflict

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

This past winter/spring – the conflict between Coastal Gaslink pipeline the BC government and the Wetsuweten Nation resulted in nation-wide solidarity actions and mass protest. The issue was not resolved and protest was quieted by the pandemic.

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Election 2020: Possibly the longest election ‘day’ in BC history

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This could become the longest election in BC recent history. Advance voting in our riding began last Thursday, October 15th, in the Campbell River Commons. Although Elections BC states it will release a preliminary count after 8 PM on election day, October 24th,  the final count begins on Nov 6, and Return day (i.e.- the official count) is expected to be Monday Nov 16th.

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Election 2020: Forestry and fish are key issues in North Island riding

Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Forestry and fish are playing out as pivotal B.C. election issues in the North Island, as two party leaders paid a visit to the riding in the final week of their campaigns.

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Election 2020: Party leaders in Campbell River this weekend

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The leaders of BC’s two largest political parties were in Campbell River over the week-end. 

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Election 2020: 10 Indigenous candidates running

(The 10 indigenous candidates from left to right are, top row: Earl Einarson, Adam Sumexheltza, Ellis Ross, Melanie Mark, Roy Jones Jr. Bottom row: Anna Thomas, Gordon Sebastian, Anne Marie Sam, Nicole Halbauer, Adam Olsen).

the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

On Oct. 24, B.C. will elect 87 members of the legislative assembly (MLAs). This comes after current Premier John Horgan called a snap election, leaving many to make quick decisions as to whether or not they would run. IndigiNews reviewed all of the candidates running and determined that there are 10 indigenous candidates participating in this provincial election.  Here’s what we know about them: 

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