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It was a bittersweet Monday night for Conservative Dan Albas as he won the Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola riding, but watched the Conservatives lose power with Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party rolling to a majority government.

Monday’s election saw a surge in voter turnout locally, provincially and nationally as voters flocked to the polls.

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Defeated Conservative MP Ron Cannan will draw an annual pension of $45,532, according to calculations from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

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Kelowna-Lake Country’s incoming MP Stephen Fuhr plans to bring the Liberals’ promise of investment in infrastructure to Kelowna as soon as possible.

A long-term Conservative riding turned red Monday night as Liberal Stephen Fuhr ousted Conservative Ron Cannan in Kelowna-Lake Country.

Just over an hour after the polls closed, Conservative candidate Mel Arnold was declared the winner in the Okanagan-Shuswap riding, keeping the seat after Colin Mayes decided earlier this year not to run again.

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau's Liberals got an early boost from voters in Atlantic Canada as polls closed across the country's easternmost time zones Monday, signalling the beginning of the end for the longest election in modern Canadian history.

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A man leaves the polling station at the Rotary Centre for the Arts on Monday after record long 78-day election campaign. Stephen Harper hopes to become the first prime minister since Sir Wilfrid Laurier in 1908 to win four consecutive mandates. Tom Mulcair wants to make the NDP the first fed…

OTTAWA — Elections Canada is making preparations to cope with what the agency expects will be a heavy voter turnout for today’s federal election.

Voters in the two Kelowna-area ridings turned out in large numbers to vote Thanksgiving weekend.

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Incumbent Conservative MP Ron Cannan has drawn endorsements from some high-profile members of Kelowna’s business and political communities.

Twenty of B.C.’s 36 federal ridings — including one that includes part of the Central Okanagan — have child poverty rates above the national average, an advocacy group says.

The campaign for North Okanagan-Shuswap NDP candidate Jacqui Gingras is touting a new Leadnow.ca poll, conducted by Environics Research, that has her four points in front of Conservative Mel Arnold.

MERRITT — Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs Grand Chief Stewart Phillip endorsed Central Okanagan Simikameen Nicola NDP candidate Angelique Wood, Saturday at a public rally held at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology.

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Voters faced wait-times of 30 minutes to more than two hours as they cast ballots at advance polls through the Thanksgiving long weekend in the Central Okanagan.

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Canadians should give a “spanking” to the Conservatives on Oct. 19 the way voters rebuked the Liberals in the 2011 election, Liberal candidate Stephen Fuhr says.

SUMMERLAND — Although few sparks flew, significant differences did emerge at an all-candidates forum for the Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola riding Monday in Summerland.

Sensible BC, the organization pushing for reform of marijuana laws, has endorsed one Liberal and three NDP candidates in the Okanagan.

Dan Albas is a serial standup guy, Robert Mellalieu is a smug comedian, Karley Scott really wants you to know she’s a lawyer, and Angelique Wood has a funny way of saying billions.

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Promises of small business tax cuts offered by the Liberals and the NDP could actually stifle economic expansion and limit job growth, Conservative candidate Dan Albas said.

A couple of prominent members of the provincial NDP will join federal candidate Angelique Wood for a rally on Sunday.

The deadline has passed for candidates to get their names on the ballot for the the Oct. 19 federal election.

Today is the last day for candidates and parties to register for the Oct. 19 federal election. Registration deadline is 2 p.m.

Okanagan residents should receive their voter information cards for the Oct. 19 federal election in the mail soon, says Elections Canada.

The votes of university students were wooed Wednesday by Liberal and NDP candidates with promises of debt relief, jobs upon graduation, and a greater role for science in political decision-making.

Former NDP deputy leader and retiring MP Libby Davies will host discussion about the future of Canada’s health-care system in Kelowna Thursday.

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Former Kelowna-Lake Country Green Party candidate Gary Adams is "naive" to pursue co-operation with Liberal candidate Stephen Fuhr, says Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola Green Party candidate Robert Mellalieu.

Central Okanagan-Nicola-Similkameen NDP candidate Angelique Wood is opening her West Kelowna campaign headquarters on Sunday.

When Ken Walker was overseeing a federal election campaign 52 years ago, it was almost unheard-of for election signs to go missing.

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