NDP decision time

The local NDP riding association will pick their candidate for the next provincial election.

NDP environment critic Rob Fleming will be a featured speaker at the Parksville Qualicum constituency association nomination meeting on Sept. 18, at Parksville Community Centre.

The meeting is open to the public.

Candidates running for the NDP nomination are Qualicum Beach councillor Barry Avis, School District 68 school board member Andrea Bonkowski and 2009 candidate Leanne Salter.

Leanne Salter, who has extensive experience in social services, has also worked as a volunteer to obtain services for people on limited incomes.

Andrea Bonkowski, currently serving a second term as a school trustee, has been an advocate for protecting funding for public education.

Barry Avis, now in his third term on Qualicum Beach town council, is the vice President of the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities.

For further information, contact Simone Halpin at shalpin@telus.net.


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