Wednesday, March 7, 2007

coming out of the woodwork, 3rd liberal seeks nomination in Okanagan Shuswap

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March 7,2007 107.5 Kiss FM

There's now three candidates vying for the Liberal nomination in the Okanagan Shuswap riding.

Jake Ootes, who lives in the Shuswap community of Celista, is the latest to declare.

Ootes operates a farm but previously was an MLA and cabinet minister in Yellowknife from 1995 to 2003.

He says his concerns are the environment including Shuswap Lake, and funding cuts to women's programs and child care.

He joins Vernon city councillor Buffy Baumbrough and university student Scott Blurton in the race.

A date hasn't been set for the nomination meeting.

Meantime, the Green Party has set March 26-th for its nomination meeting at the Schubert Centre in Vernon. (7pm)

Its the first time the party has had a formal association in the Okanagan Shuswap riding. (Pete McIntyre)