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ELECTION 2015: New federal electoral boundaries in place

Federal electoral boundaries in Southern B.C. have been redistributed for this year's federal election. This image outlines the electoral boundaries in place for this year's federal election.
Image Credit: Elections Canada
August 13, 2015 - 8:30 AM

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Boundary changes for ridings in the Thompson, Okanagan and Similkameen regions are in place for the upcoming federal election.

The redistribution process of the most recent review, which is required every 10 years, began in 2012 and new federal electoral districts were approved for the first general election to be called after May 1, 2014.

The most significant changes occurring in the region concern Penticton, Oliver and Osoyoos, which are now in the riding of South Okanagan-West Kootenay.

Similkameen residents formerly in the riding of B.C. Southern Interior are now part of the large riding of Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola. This riding also takes in West Kelowna, Summerland, Peachland, Merrit and Logan Lake, as well as a portion of Kelowna's Mission area.

The riding of Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo is relatively unchanged, as is the former riding of Okanagan-Shuswap, now named North Okanagan-Shuswap.

The boundary changes are reflected in the Elections Canada images shown above and below.

This map shows the  federal electoral boundaries in the region prior to boundary redistribution.
This map shows the federal electoral boundaries in the region prior to boundary redistribution.
Image Credit: Elections Canada

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at sarstad@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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