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Politically correct fun on election night in Kamloops

May 15, 2013 - 4:21 PM

Celebrations and disappointments didn't cause much of a stir in Kamloops last night following the results of the provincial election.

Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned said a relatively low number of files came in Tuesday night despite election results that shocked the province.

The B.C. Liberal Party was voted in, along with the party's local Kamloops candidates - Todd Stone in Kamloops-South Thompson and Terry Lake re-elected to Kamloops-North Thompson.

Lake and Stone celebrated together to a packed house at Hotel 540, celebrating their individual victories, their party's victory and Lake's birthday.

NDP candidate in the north, Kathy Kendall, watched the results with friends and supporters at the Rockn' Firkin' Pub and Grill, but they packed it in around 11 p.m. after their disappointment.

NDP candidate in the south, Tom Friedman, apparently didn't stick around long.

Everyone was on their best behaviour. Twitter may have been rowdier.

"The most significant thing they had was a vehicle ran into a carport," Learned said. "It hit one of the supporting structures."

The collision occurred around 3 a.m. in Sahali. The vehicle took off, but no injuries were reported. RCMP are investigating the incident with the possibility that alcohol was involved.

"That's not something that caused anything more than property damage at the residence and probably some property damage to the vehicle."

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