Mission ridings draw 11 candidates

Mission is split into two ridings: Abbotsford-Mission and Maple Ridge-Mission

There are officially 11 candidates running in Mission’s two provincial ridings after nominations closed on Friday, April 26.

Residents living in the Abbotsford-Mission riding, which is described roughly as an area east of Cedar Street to Lake Errock, and from Ferndale Avenue in the north to Abbotsford, have seven people from whom to choose.

Running in this riding are Simon Gibson (BC Liberal), Preet Rai (BC NDP), Aird Flavelle (BC Green), Don Stahl (BC Conservative), Marcus Halliday (BC Excalibur), Wendy Bales (Independent), and Roman Bojczuk (Independent).

There are four candidates in the Maple Ridge-Mission riding, which encompasses west of Cedar Street in Mission to 224 Street in Maple Ridge and from the Fraser River to Alouette Lake in the north.

Running for the MLA seat there are Mike Bocking (BC NDP), incumbent Marc Dalton (BC Liberal), Alex Pope (BC Green), and Chad Thompson (BC Conservative).

There are 19 parties and 376 candidates running in the May 14 election. The NDP and Liberals are the only parties running candidates in every riding (85). The Green Party has 61 names, and the BC Conservative Party has 56.

An all-candidates meeting for those running in Mission’s ridings is being held May 9 at the Best Western on Lougheed Highway, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

McConnell Creek Farmers Hall is holding an all-candidates meeting for the Abbotsford-Mission riding on May 6 at 7 p.m. The hall is located at 35483  Hartley Rd.

Just Posted

Walkers wanted for Mission’s Coldest Night of the Year

The goal is to raise $30,000 by Feb. 23

Four students sent to hospital after school bus crash in Mission

Mission RCMP say hospitalization a precaution, 14 students were on board

VIDEO: And the winners are…

Mission Chamber holds annual Business Excellence Awards on Friday night

End ‘exploitative’ parking fees at Lower Mainland hospitals, group says

HospitalPayParking.ca is criticizing a new contract between health authorities and Impark

VIDEO: Here’s what the B.C. legislature officers are accused of buying

Personal trips, purchases, alcohol and more laid out in 76-page report by Plecas

Instagram celebrity pays for B.C. woman’s boob job

‘Kirill was here’ held a contest for women to win a boob job and a trip to Miami

Man pulls over to help injured owl, gets hit by SUV

Chase RCMP say owl flew away while they were on scene

New food guide addresses ‘elephant’ in the room – alcohol

Experts welcomed the tougher stance on an issue they say demands a co-ordinated strategy

Cannabis sales up 25% in November as overall retail sales fall 0.9%

Cannabis store sales totalled $54 million in the first full month of legal recreational pot sales

LNG Canada support far outweighs protests, CEO says

Andy Calitz vows completion on schedule at B.C. Natural Resource Forum

B.C. Green Party leader calls for Assistant Deputy Speaker to step aside

Weaver alleges whistleblower was fired after looking into the Liberal MLA’s expenses

B.C. man says he was evicted due to ‘personal vendetta’ against his toddler

Matt Astifan says he has tried to do what he can but a young child will always make some noise

Most Read