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Local Tories extend nomination deadline

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While its original deadline has passed, the local Progressive Conservative party still is accepting candidates to seek the Kenora-Rainy River nomination for the next provincial election.

Previously, the local nomination committee had set Friday (Nov. 15) as the deadline for people to throw their hats into the ring.

So far, only Cathe Hoszowski has formally declared an interest in seeking the nomination.

Riding association president Glenn Witherspoon said they’ve chosen to extend the deadline for the time being.

“Nominations are still open. We are still seeking prospective candidates,” Witherspoon said Monday morning.

He said there has been interest from a couple of other qualified candidates locally and that the association wanted to give everyone an opportunity to seek the nomination.

He added this wouldn’t cause much of a delay in the nomination meeting, which has been slated for early next year.

“We will probably have some party fundraisers in January and then a nomination deadline in January,” Witherspoon said.

NDP leader Howard Hampton already has been acclaimed as the NDP candidate in Kenora-Rainy River.

Ear Falls mayor Geoff McClain has announced he will seek the Liberal nomination in this riding, with that party’s nomination meeting slated Feb. 8 in Dryden.

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