Gearing up for the Provincial election

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Both major B-C political parties took turns this weekend rallying their troops ahead of the upcoming election in May. NDP leader Adrian Dix addressed a room full of supporters Sunday afternoon in Burnaby, while Christy Clark announced her candidates on Saturday. Dix promises his party won't run any negative attack ads but declined to comment on details on his platform, saying they would be revealed in the weeks ahead. Information on the Liberal candidates can be found here. The NDP's website can be found here

Elections B.C. enumeration begins

You will likely get a a notice in the mail or a knock on the door over the next few weeks. Elections B.C. begins "enumeration" Monday. In plain terms, its a process that identifies everyone who has the right to go to the ballot box. Spokesman Don Main says nearly two million mail notices will go out. Election officials will also go door to door in neighbourhoods known for high mobility. And they will canvass homeless shelters and long term care homes.   The agency believes about eight per cent of the population is not currently registered.

Major break in gang murder investigation

Kelowna RCMP and B.C.'s organized crime task force says there has been a significant development in a gang murder investigation. The two agencies have announced they are holding a news conference Monday afternoon. It's to announce what officials are calling a significant development in a gang murder. Other details have not yet been released. Although, both forces have been involved in the investigation of the death of gangster Jonathan Bacon in Kelowna in 2011.

Salt Spring Island man wins an Oscar

A Saltspring Island man took home one of the most prestigious awards in Hollywood Sunday night. Jim Erickson, a local set designer, won the oscar for Best Production Design. The award was for his work on the Steven Spielberg movie "Lincoln." But it's the last film he'll be working in his career. Erickson says he is now retiring, but says he can't think of a better way to wrap up 35 years in the business.

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