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Westside-Kelowna byelection campaigning wraps up

07/09/2013 04:04 EDT | Updated 09/08/2013 05:12 EDT
It's the last day of campaigning for the Westside-Kelowna byelection and the eight candidates are making a final effort to win votes.

B.C. Liberal candidate and Premier Christy Clark spent the morning exercising with Kelowna seniors and then got a tour of tech company Club Penguin, which is owned by Disney.

Clark says she'll be knocking on doors in downtown Kelowna later today.

Clark made several bold election promises during the campaign, including a pledge to start planning a second bridge over Okanagan Lake and build a health centre in West Kelowna.

Kelowna school teacher and NDP candidate Carole Gordon promised voters she'll fight for them as a candidate who knows the region and shares their concerns about affordability in the riding. She plans to work the phones this afternoon in an attempt to woo voters.

Other candidates include B.C. Conservative Sean Upshaw, B.C. Vision candidate Jag Bhandari and four independents, including Dayleen Van Ryswyk, who resigned from the NDP during the provincial election campaign in April after publishing controversial comments on a local media blog.

Clark called the byelection after she failed to win her seat in Vancouver-Point Grey during the May 14 election.

Liberal MLA Ben Clark, who won the riding by a wide margin, stepped down to give Clark a chance to win a seat in the legislature.

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