Advance polling underway in Parksville-Qualicum

Candidates make final push to May 9 provincial election

Provincial candidates are making their last push for votes in the days leading up to the May 9 election, with several public appearances scheduled to supplement their door-knocking between now and voting day.

In addition, advance voting is underway throughout the province, with balloting available through Saturday in many locations. Hours at all advance voting location run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

In the Parksville-Qualicum riding, advance voting takes place today (May 3) through Saturday (May 6) at the Parksville Elementary School gymnasium (330 Craig St.). Advance voting is available May 5 and 6 at the Christian Fellowship Centre in Qualicum Beach (825 Village Way), and on Saturday, May 6 only at Dover Bay Secondary School in North Nanaimo (6135 McGirr Rd.).

In the Mid Island-Pacific Rim riding, local advance polling takes place Thursday through Saturday, May 4-6, at the Bradley Centre in Coombs (975 Shearme Rd.) and May 5 and 6 at Lighthouse Community Centre in Bowser (240 Lions Way).

On Wednesday, Parksville-Qualicum candidates Michelle Stilwell (B.C. Liberal), Sue Powell (B.C. NDP) and Glenn Sollitt (B.C. Green) attended an all-candidates meeting at Arrowview Elementary School, with students from Nanoose Bay Elementary also in attendance. Terry Hand (B.C. Refederation) is also on the ballot for the riding.

Thursday night (May 4) candidates in the Mid Island-Pacific Rim riding — which encompasses North Qualicum, Bowser, Deep Bay, Coombs, Errington and River’s Edge — will take part in an all-candidates meeting at the Lighthouse Community Centre, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Candidates invited by the host Mount Arrowsmith Teachers’ Association (MATA) included incumbent Scott Fraser (B.C. NDP), Darren DeLuca (B.C. Liberal), Alicia LaRue (B.C. Green), Dan Cebuliak (B.C. Refederation), Julian Fell (B.C. Conservative) and Robert Clarke (Libertarian).

Today (May 4) Stilwell will attend an Nanaimo Regional General Hospital Foundation event at Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, which runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Stilwell will serve as a judge at the annual Fire and Ice Street Festival in downtown Qualicum Beach. Powell and Sollitt will also attend the festival and meet with the public.

On Sunday, Powell will attend the commemoration of the Battle of Atlantic, taking place at Qualicum Beach Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Also Sunday, Sollitt will hold a town hall meeting at Nanaimo’s Oliver Woods Community Centre, 6000 Oliver Rd., beginning at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. And Stilwell will take part in the Hike for Hospice beginning at 10 a.m. at Maffeo Sutton Park in Nanaimo.

— NEWS Staff

Just Posted

Controversial SD69 discussions continue regarding field trips requiring air travel

Some Qualicum district students believe motion takes away too much from experience at school

Pole-climbing thieves pilfering wire in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Repairs are costly and thefts jeopardize public safety

Library month celebrates Indigenous people, culture in Parksville

Vancouver Island Regional Library showcasing culture of many Nations during October

Green Party leader Elizabeth May talks eliminating fish farming in open ocean pens

May stops in Qualicum Beach as part of Island campaign

Qualicum Beach council discusses helping out Orca Place residents

Town considers offer of temporary jobs in the future

Fashion Fridays: 5 things to remove from your closet

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Kawhi Leonard, former Toronto Raptor, welcomed back to Vancouver at pre-season game

Fans go wild at pre-season game between L.A. Clippers and Dallas Mavericks at Rogers Arena

Greens and NDP go head to head on West Coast; Scheer takes fight to Bernier

Trudeau turns focus to key ridings outside Toronto after two days in Quebec

Scooter rider suffers life-threatening injuries in crash in Nanaimo

One person airlifted to hospital in Victoria after collision on Wall Street on Thursday

Campbell River homicide suspects arrested in Vancouver

Two men remain in custody, but have not been charged

Canucks beat Stanley Cup champs 4-3 in a shootout

Leivo nets winner, Vancouver dumps St. Louis for fourth straight win

Scholars say religious vaccine objections can’t be traced to Biblical sources

Vaccinations are a requirement to attend class in Ontario and New Brunswick, while B.C. launched a demand this fall

‘The more you test, the more you find’: Beef recalls a sign of success, experts say

Despite appearances, experts say a recent rise in major recalls is not a sign of food supply problems

ELECTION 2019: How would the major parties address Canada’s housing crisis?

Promises include speculation taxes, more affordable housing, and declaring housing a human right

Most Read