It’s election time, again

Elk Valley voters will be heading to the polls on May 2 after parliament was dissolved on Friday.

  • Apr. 3, 2011 6:00 p.m.

Elk Valley voters will be heading to the polls on May 2 after parliament was dissolved on Friday.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the election on Saturday.

The Liberal, NDP and Bloc Parties voted against the budget presented by the Conservative Party in the House of Commons.

Campaigning has already begun across Canada, and NDP candidate Mark Shmigelsky and newly nominated Conservative candidate, David Wilks have already begun campaigning in the Elk Valley.

Wilks said he had been to Fort Steele, and Cranbrook last weekend and has more stops scheduled across the Valley all the way to April 15.

Shmigelsky said on his twitter this afternoon “Great time door knocking! Great response! People are ready for a change. Spread the message to vote for change!”

Brent Bush, who previously ran as the federal NDP candidate against Conservative MP Jim Abbott in 2004 and 2006, announced on the weekend that he intends to run as an Independent candidate. Bush is currently a member of Kimberley City Council.

According to the Green Party of Canada website, the party has selected William Green to be their candidate for the Kootenay-Columbia riding.

Betty Aitchinson from Kimberley announced on Monday night that she would be running for the Liberal Party.

Aitchinson has worked behind the scenes at the riding association level for years. She ran in the last election coming in fourth behind Abbott, NDP candidate Leon Pendleton and Green Party candidate Ralph Moore.

The May 2 election will be the fourth time Canadians have gone to the polls in seven years.

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