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Nominations close for two B.C. byelections

VICTORIA – Nine candidates are set to vie for two vacant seats in British Columbia’s legislature.

The byelections on Feb. 2 will be held to fill seat in Vancouver-Mount Pleasant and Coquitlam-Burke Mountain after Jenny Kwan and Doug Horne decided to run in the federal election.

Elections BC says five of the candidates will run in the Vancouver riding.

B.C. Liberal Gavin Dew and New Democrat Melanie Mark will take on Pete Fry of the Green party, Libertarian Bonnie Boya Hu and Jeremy Gustafson of Your Political Party of BC.

In Coquitlam-Burke Mountain, the race is between New Democrat Jodie Wickens, B.C. Liberal Joan Isaacs, Joe Keithley of the Green party and Libertarian Paul Geddes.

Advance polls will be held on Jan. 23 and Jan. 24, and between Jan. 27 and Jan. 30.

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