World News – CA – Live coverage of the 2020 BC Election for Kamloops

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– This election has 87 seats up for grabs Upon dissolution, the NDP and the Liberals were tied with 41 seats The Greens held two seats, there were two independents and one seat was vacant

– DID YOU KNOW? The NDP formed a minority government in 2017 with the backing of the Greens after finishing on election night with two seats less than the BC Liberals, while the Greens win three seats and maintain the balance of power • Last time BC had a minority government before that, it was in 1952 and the coming to power of the NDP in 2017 ended a 16-year period outside of government• The BC Liberals were in power from 2001 to 2017 • The NDP was in power from 1991 to 2001 with four different party leaders during his tenure • Andrew Wilkinson became leader of the BC Liberals in February 2018, replacing Christy Clark • John Horgan was acclaimed leader of the NDP in 2014 and won a seat in the legislature in 2005 • Sonia Furstenau has been at work for about a month, being elected leader of the Greens on September 14

– Elections BC sent around 700,000 postal votes and received around 500,000 as of October 23 These ballots won’t start counting until November 6 They will likely account for 30-35% of all ballots on the day ballot and advance polls will be counted this evening

– In Kamloops-North Thompson, there are 107 ballot boxes In Kamloops-South Thompson, there are 97 ballot boxes After a ballot box report, BC Liberal Peter Milobar heads Kamloops North and BC Liberal Todd Stone leads in Kamloops South

– After four counted ballot boxes, Milobar leads with 45 votes, followed by Sadie Hunter of the NDP (36), Dennis Giesbrecht of the Conservatives (13), Thomas Martin of the Greens (5) and independent Brandon Russell (2)

– Kamloops-South Thompson BC Liberal candidate Todd Stone is at the North Kamloops office which he shared throughout the campaign with Kamloops-North Thompson BC Liberal candidate Peter Milobar One night in which the candidates are usually surrounded by many supporters, the campaign looks different amid the COVID-19 pandemic Joining Stone and Milobar tonight are their spouses, a limited number of campaign staff and media « Normally we would be in a room hotel ball and the place would be packed, « Stone said » There would be all this nervous energy and everyone would be, you know, chatting, waiting for the results to pour in Much smaller group I think there are only about eight of us, not counting some media « Steps have been taken, however, to include more people safely from a distance A large screen TV is installed in the campaign office. two constituencies will join the candidates for a Zoom call as results begin to arrive Stone said it was important to share the excitement of the evening with people who « showed up day in and day out in the part of this campaign to help usStone said his voice was a bit hoarse after spending Saturday making numerous phone calls thanking supporters and making sure voters turned up to the polls. He said that despite technology and innovation, elections are won and lost depending on who shows up to vote « We have really worked the phones as hard as possible, » Stone said Asked about his opinion on election night Stone said he had butterflies just like he had in the previous two elections he had run for « I am looking forward to the results, as are British Columbians, » he said. “I’m really proud of the campaign that Peter and I ran together We put a whole bunch of local priorities at the center of our concerns, things that we will fight for and defend our respective communities Ultimately, this is a Kamloops team approach and I think it was very well received on this campaign. ”Provincially, Stone said he was unsure how the results will explode, but is proud of the ‘effort deployed in the valleys of the Thompson

– With 5 of 107 ballot boxes declared in Kamloops North, Milobar has 90 votes, followed by Hunter with 73, Giesbrecht with 36, Martin with 20 and Russell with 3 With 2 returns of 97 in Kamloops-South, BC The Liberal Todd Stone has 126 votes, followed by Anna Thomas of the NDP with 63 and Dan Hines of the Greens with 33

– After 13 of 107 ballot boxes counted in Kamloops North, Milobar leads with 385 votes, followed by Sadie Hunter of the NDP (316), Thomas Martin of the Greens (110), Dennis Giesbrecht of the Conservatives (96) and independent Brandon Russell (12)

– With 17 of 107 ballot boxes counted in Kamloops North, Milobar leads with 474 votes, followed by Sadie Hunter of the NDP (422), Thomas Martin of the Greens (141, Dennis Giesbrecht of the Conservatives (118) and independent Brandon Russell ( 15)

– With 5 of 97 ballot boxes counted in Kamloops South, Stone leads with 213 votes, followed by Anna Thomas of the NDP (95 votes) and Dan Hines of the Greens (60)

– With 21 out of 107 ballot boxes in Kamloops North, Milobar leads with 567 votes, followed by Sadie Hunter of the NDP with 527, Thomas Martin of the Greens with 161, Dennis Giesbrecht of the Conservatives with 134 and independent Brandon Russell with 17

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– With 12 of 97 ballot boxes counted in Kamloops South, Stone leads with 502 votes, followed by Anna Thomas of the NDP with 364 and Dan Hines of the Greens with 233

– With 30 of 107 ballot boxes counted in Kamloops North, Milobar leads with 926 votes, followed by Sadie Hunter of the NDP with 783, Thomas Martin of the Greens with 251, Dennis Giesbrecht of the Tories with 213 and independent Brandon Russell with 22

– With 21 of 97 ballot boxes counted in Kamloops South, Stone leads with 1,188 votes, followed by Anna Thomas of the NDP with 638 and Dan Hines of the Greens with 375

– It’s early in the night and BC Kamloops-North Thompson Liberal candidate Peter Milobar watches the polls come alongside his wife and son and fellow BC Liberal candidate Todd Stone at their desk campaign campaign Due to the pandemic it’s different from years past, volunteers joining the celebration on Zoom Members of the media intervene, come and go « It’s really different with COIVD, that’s for sure » Milobar said With early returns showing less than 30 ballot boxes Milobar said the results are expected to be close – 41% of the vote compared to NDP candidate Sadie Hunter’s 35% « Hope we stay on the side ledger right and we’ll see it land here, ”Milobar said, noting the glut of upcoming mail-in ballots. He said the race should be closer for him, especially with a Tory candidate on the ballot

– With 40 of the 107 ballot boxes counted in Kamloops North, Milobar leads with 1,521 votes, followed by Sadie Hunter of the NDP with 1365, Thomas Martin of the Greens with 402, Dennis Giesbrecht of the Conservatives with 368 and independent Brandon Russell with 29

– With 28 of 97 ballot boxes counted in Kamloops South, Stone leads with 1,698 votes, followed by Anna Thomas of the NDP with 982 and Dan Hines of the Greens with 583

– Kamloops-South Thompson BC Green candidate Dan Hines is at home at RareBirds housing co-op in southern Kamloops, with a few people from the housing community, his campaign manager, the 2019 Green Federal candidate and the Kamloops attorney Iain Currie and his wife Lisa Steele John Kidder, who is Elizabeth May’s partner, dropped in for a visit. Hines said he was closely monitoring the number of green candidates leading early in the results. more interesting to me than the orange and red boxes, ”he said, calling the BC Green Party, the most interesting story of the night” Hines ran in the 2017 provincial election. Asked if election night seemed odd in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, he said there was « no comparison » So much how the whole election cycle was just condensed and now not being able to have a meeting complete with our volunteers and our team and having a celebration tonight is very quiet We’re all masked here, we’re all careful It’s just a very different energy ”On Saturday, Hines spent the day on the phone getting people to vote, writing to people who were thanking and cooking chilli He said he felt very good in the Green Party campaign He said the party communicated well The party relied heavily on social media He noted that the party is working well and has a long-term vision « There is also an openness due to the pandemic to a third option and new creative possibilities, » Hines said

– Anna Thomas, NDP candidate from Kamloops-South Thompson, B.C., watches the election results with her immediate family at her home in North Kamloops In her first run for public office, Thomas said in laughing she didn’t know anything different « Usually I’m on the other side, but this year I’m backstage, » Thomas said « Front row, actually » Thomas said it was  » exciting « Looking back on the campaign, she called it an amazing experience and said it went well » I have great volunteers, the Kamloops-South Thompson committee has worked really hard, « said Thomas “They did an amazing job guiding me anyway It made it a little easier I don’t know if it’s easy [laughs]” Earlier on Saturday Thomas spent time with friends, met her North Thompson BC NDP running mate Sadie Hunter and waited for his sister arrives from Calgary to participate in the festivities She said she tried to make her day as normal as possible « I feel really good » she said « It’s all been a learning process I’m just grateful It’s really exciting to be a part of NDP movement and create space for other women like me or people who have similar life experiences to me, you know I have to do it I’m here doing it « 

– With 53 out of 107 ballot boxes in Kamloops North, Milobar leads with 2,061 votes, followed by Sadie Hunter of the NDP with 1797, Thomas Martin of the Greens with 532, Dennis Giesbrecht of the Conservatives with 471 and independent Brandon Russell with 42

– Kamloops-North Thompson Green candidate Thomas Martin got married earlier today and is indisposed on election night, dedicating the day to his new bride, whom he celebrated in a little ceremony that included their parents in Kamloops Green Rep Matt Greenwood answered KTW’s call for him He checks in online regularly as results come in « It’s not such an event exciting than it has been the last few years, ”said Greenwood As for Martin,“ he’s completely in the wedding zone right now, ”Greenwood said Greenwood said the Greens were hoping to have a decent performance in Kamloops -North Thompson Early returns show the Greens hold 10% of the popular vote, which is well below the 20% they had in the constituency in 2017, but Greenwood noted that this year involved a fully mobilized campaign, with some time to organize ize Greenwood said he would not be surprised if the Greens get a little less in the popular vote for KNT this time around due to the election call on short notice, but hopes they will get at least 10% of the popular vote – the amount required to obtain a reimbursement for election expenses

– Kamloops-North Kamloops Conservative candidate Dennis Giesbrecht is in the city center, watching the polls on a television at Frick and Frack with his wife, campaign manager and publicist He said although they don’t get the number of seats they wanted, the 19 Conservative candidates across the province get a decent number of the popular vote, even though they don’t have candidates in 68 ridings Of his 10 percent of the vote, Giesbrecht said that while we always want more, COIVD-19 has posed challenges and has adapted with more online presence.

– While BC Liberal Todd Stone won early re-election in Kamloops-South Thompson, the situation in Kamloops-North Thompson is not so clear With 76 out of 107 ballot boxes counted in Kamloops North, BC The Liberal candidate Peter Milobar leads with 3,103 votes, followed by Sadie Hunter of the NDP with 2,663 votes, Thomas Martin of the Greens with 781 votes, Dennis Giesbrecht of the Conservatives with 762 votes and Brandon Russel independent with 55 votes With Elections BC sending out 5,744 ballots through the post, which will not start to be counted until November 6, the race between Milobar and Hunter remains in the air

– With 83 out of 107 ballot boxes in Kamloops North, Milobar leads with 3621 votes, followed by Sadie Hunter of the NDP with 2,966, Thomas Martin of the Greens with 930, Dennis Giesbrecht of the Conservatives with 889 and independent Brandon Russell with 67

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