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Election 2020: Green party numbers on Vancouver Island

The final count will not be known for another three weeks. However as of 1:58 AM this morning,  Elections BC reports that 45.03% of the known electorate voted NDP, 35.41% chose the Liberals and 15.30% the Greens. John Horgan won his majority, NDP candidate Michele Babchuk is our new MLA and the only real surprise was the Green party numbers on Vancouver Island.

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Election 2020: The Wet’suwet’en conflict

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

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: BC’s economic challenge

“ … The challenge is the economics that is going to come home fairly quickly.  We’ve had too many people off business; off work. The bills are building and we must address that,” said BC Liberal candidate Norm Facey, in the only interview he granted Cortes Currents.

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Election 2020: Towards a more sustainable forestry

A recent study found that about 3% of our forests are composed of the giant trees that most people think of as old growth, yet they are still being logged on Vancouver Island. At the same time, young second and third growth trees, with a high percentage of sapwood, are also being marketed. Yet forestry workers are losing jobs. What light can the candidates in this election shed upon the path towards a more sustainable forestry? 

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