BC Liberal candidate Petra Veintimilla spent the day touring Market Ave and chatting with city residents. (Laurie Tritschler/Grand Forks Gazette)

BC Liberals’ Veintimilla visits Grand Forks

The candidate toured Market Ave with campaign manager Everett Baker Friday, Oct. 2

BC Liberal candidate Petra Veintimilla met with Grand Forks voters at the Board Room Café Friday afternoon, Oct. 2.

Friday’s visit was Veintimilla’s first campaign stop in the city since she took the Liberal nomination for the Boundary-Similkameen on Sept. 22.

Seated at the café’s outdoor patio with her campaign manager, Everett Baker, Veintimilla said she’d met with upwards of 20 people over the afternoon.

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“I want to get to know the people of Grand Forks and I want to get to know the issues in Grand Forks from the mouths of the people in Grand Forks,” Veintimilla said.

The candidate inherited the Liberal nomination from incumbent MLA Linda Larson, who held the riding for nearly eight years before announcing her retirement from public office last month.

Veintimilla and Baker were on their way to the Royal Canadian Legion on 6th Street, after which Baker said visited parts of the city hit hard by the 2018 freshet.

BC Liberal candidate Petra Veintimilla (right) and campaign manager Everett Baker met with locals at the Boardwalk Café Friday, Oct. 2. (Laurie Tritschler/Grand Forks Gazette)

From there, Veintimilla made the two-hour drive back to her home in Oliver, where she serves on the town council.

“This riding is large. My predecessor, Linda, did a fabulous job of being everywhere all the time. And, if I am fortunate enough to take her place, then I will do my very best to be everywhere all the time, too.”

“That’s the job,” she said.

Veintimilla said she would be in Greenwood and Midway next Thursday, Oct.8.

British Columbians head to the polls Saturday, Oct. 24.


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