Clovechok picked a winner

Andrew Wilkinson wins BC Liberal leadership

Columbia River Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok could not be more excited about the results of the Liberal leadership race this past weekend, where the candidate he backed from the beginning, Andrew Wilkinson, won the leadership on the fifth ballot.

“I’m very excited and elated,” he said on Monday. “What a nail biter. It was so exciting and tense.”

Clovechok says that, despite the lengthy ballot process, the Party has already rallied behind the new leader.

“When it came to the fifth ballot, when people found out it was Andrew still in the race, there was a huge cheer. The caucus is completely behind him. Sure, there will be a few bruised egos, but the Party is united behind him.

“He’s going to be a phenomenal leader.”

Clovechok said that with the Legislature about to reconvene, it’s also fortunate that the new leader already has a seat, so there will be no need for anyone to give up their seat for the new leader.

“We didn’t just elect a new leader. Mark my words, we elected the next Premier of British Columbia.”

In the meantime, Clovechok says Wilkinson will be a phenomenal opposition leader.

“If anyone can get Mr. Horgan off his game, it’s Andrew. He is a fiscal conservative and carries the values of the BC Liberal Party, but he has a social conscience as well, and we fell down on that a bit after the last election. We have to be more focused on the needs of British Columbians.”

Clovechok was also very pleased to hear Wilkinson say in his acceptance speech that he wanted to get a a wildlife management plan in place.

“For us in Columbia River Revelstoke, in the East Kootenay that is critical. And it shows that he’s heard people.”

Just Posted

In health care, it does take a team

Julie Lowes is the manager at the Queen Victoria Hospital in Revelstoke

Update: RCMP confirm body found at Kelowna’s Gyro Beach

Police tape is blocking part of the beach and several RCMP officers are on scene.

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: A sunny Easter Sunday

Temperatures will peak at approximately 20C region-wide

Revelstoke ladies make 2,200 cabbage rolls for charity

The money raised was donated to former NHL player Aaron Volpatti, who is raising funds for ALS

Revelstoke Golf Club open weeks early

The club didn’t open until May last year

‘No answers:’ Canadians react to Sri Lanka bombings that killed hundreds

The co-ordinated bomb attacks killed at least 207 people and injured 450 more on Easter Sunday

Pets still missing after Peachland home fire

Two Pomeranians and two cats are missing after fire

Regional district backs more consultation on plans to help caribou

It is feared that the caribou recovery plans could result in closure of backcountry areas

Okanagan student shows skill at provincial finals

Aidan Eglin of Armstrong won website development event at Skills Canada’s B.C. finals in Abbotsford

Kootnekoff: Easter Bunny legal woes

Several years ago, our young daughter needed to know: “Is Santa Claus… Continue reading

Okanagan fire department rescues kittens

Enderby homeowner not aware cats were in wood pile in yard near garbage pile fire that got away

Okanagan township’s open burning winds down

Spallumcheen reminds residents of regulation changes as open burning concludes April 30

Most Read