Election 2015: Revelstoke votes – Too close to call in Kootenay-Columbia

Lead swings back and forth as vote counts come in in Kootenay-Columbia

People line up to register to vote at the Revelstoke Community Centre.

Updated at 10:36 p.m.

It’s a wild race for election in Kootenay-Columbia. With most of the polls counted, it’s still too close to call.

The polling station at the Revelstoke Community Centre was busy on election day, with decent crowds reported all day long.

The vote in Kootenay-Columbia pits Conservative incumbent David Wilks against NDP candidate Wayne Stetski, Liberal candidate Don Johnston and Green candidate Bill Green.

With 255 of 262 polls reporting, the results are:

David Wilks, Conservative – 22,458 votes (37.1 per cent)

Wayne Stetski, NDP – 22,300 votes (36.9 per cent)

Don Johnston, Liberal – 11,765 votes (19.5 per cent)

Bill Green, Green – 3,940 (6.5 per cent)

At this point, we’re saying it’s too close to call.

Voter turnout is more than 70 per cent in the riding – a significant uptick from the 2011 election.

Nationally, the Liberal Party has won a majority and Justin Trudeau is the new Prime Minister of Canada.

Just Posted

VIDEO: Historic railway equipment moved to Revelstoke museum

The Selkirk Spreader was built specifically for Revelstoke in 1931 and retired in 2005

Columbia-Shuswap governments promised voice in caribou recovery

Population of Frisby-Boulder herd northeast of Sicamous at 11 animals and declining

Kootenay-Columbia incumbent MP responds to Trudeau brownface scandal

Stetski proud of NDP leader Singh’s reaction, which focused on people not power

PHOTOS: Young protesters in B.C. and beyond demand climate change action

Many demonstaers were kids and teens who skipped school to take part

Walmart to quit selling e-cigarettes amid vaping backlash

U.S.’s largest retailer points to ‘growing’ complications in federal, state and local regulations

Climate protesters temporarily shut down road in downtown Kelowna

Protesters are demanding politicans take action to stop climate change

Vehicle taken by gunpoint in South Okanagan carjacking recovered

Penticton RCMP said the criminal investigation remains very active and ongoing

Former B.C. lifeguard gets house arrest for possession of child porn

Cees Vanderniet of Grand Forks will serve six months of house arrest, then two years’ probation

Crown alleges resentment of ex-wife drove Oak Bay father to kill his daughters

Patrick Weir alleged in his closing arguments that Andrew Berry is responsible for the deaths of his daughters

‘I’d do it again,’ says B.C. man who swam naked, drunk in Toronto shark tank

David Weaver, of Nelson, was drunk when he went to Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto on Oct. 12 2018

How to react to Trudeau’s racist photos? With humility, B.C. prof says

‘We are now treating racism as a crime that you cannot recover from’

Victoria man spots online photo of his totem pole 11 years after it was stolen

Mark Trueman restored the pole himself before it was stolen off of his property in Duncan

Most Read