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One more candidate confirmed in Kamloops for next year's provincial election

Nancy Bepple.
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November 14, 2016 - 1:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - Nancy Bepple will be the NDP’s choice to run in the Kamloops-South Thompson riding.

The former city councillor was acclaimed at the end of day, Nov. 10 as no other potential candidates stepped forward.

Lillian Kwan had initially started a campaign, but stepped down Oct. 27 citing personal and family reasons.

It appears that all major parties running candidates in the 2017 provincial election have made their choices except the Kamloops-North Thompson Liberals. The B.C. Conservative Party has not announced any intention to run any candidates in either of the Kamloops ridings.

Right now Bepple is set to face B.C. Liberal incumbent Todd Stone, current city councillor Donovan Cavers under the B.C. Green Party banner and communist Beat Klossner. The riding covers the southern geographic half of Kamloops including downtown, Aberdeen and Valleyview. It also includes the communities of Savona, Chase and Westwold.

On the North Shore, the BC NDP have confirmed Barbara Nederpel, the BC Green Party are going with David Hines and the communist candidate is Peter Kerek.

The Kamloops North Thompson Liberal riding association is holding a vote later this week, Nov. 19, to chose between three potential candidates: current Mayor Peter Milobar, North Shore Business Improvement Association executive director Stephen Puhallo and Tobiano developer Michael Grenier.

For more on the upcoming provincial election May 9, click here.

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