Wilks acclaimed

MP for Kootenay Columbia constituency take Conservative candidate title

David Wilks, MP for the Kootenay-Columbia constituency, has been declared acclaimed as the area’s Conservative candidate for the next federal general election.

Boundary changes that altered the Kootenay-Columbia constituency to include the communities of Nelson, Salmo and Kaslo opened up a nomination process to select the candidate for the next general election.

All Conservative Party members in the area were notified of the nomination process, however by the nomination deadline, only Wilks’ name had been submitted.

Wilks was interviewed by a candidate selection committee and unanimously approved.