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The N-D-P in Okanagan-Coquihalla are now poised and ready to fight a Federal election.

N-D-P Riding Association president Jeanette Wood says only one candidate came forward by yesterday's cut off.

David Finnis has served three terms on Summerland Municipal Council.

So far the Liberals there are three prospective candidates with a vote set for March 28.

Since Okanagan-Coquihalla M-P Stockwell Day said on the weekend he will not be running for another term, the Conservatives have yet to announce a replacement.

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2010-11 Merritt Minor Hockey Awards

Junior Girls
Best Goalie     - Emma Ferch
Most Valuable Player - Renee Stockwell
Most Sportsmanlike - Jenna Sigurdsson
Most Improved - Madelein Barnes
Most Dedicated - Courtney Christy

Atom House
Best Goalie     - Roi Joe
Most Valuable Player - Justin Tighe
Most Sportsmanlike - Tyra Gage
Best Defenseman - Kerragan Selman
Most Improved - Mesha Naiker

Pee Wee House Team 1

Best Goalie     - Christian McGowan
Most Valuable Player - Alex Fraser
Most Sportsmanlike - Trai Carmichael
Best Defenseman - Carter Lang
Most Improved - Shadin McClure

Pee Wee House Team 2
Most Valuable Player - Travis Mosley
Most Sportsmanlike - Amrit Samra
Best Defenseman - Jamie McCrae
Most Improved - Charlie Suzuki

Bantam House
Best Goalie - Jake Tourand
Most Valuable Player - Logan Robertson
Most Sportsmanlike - Stephanie Tourand
Best Defenseman - Brad Tourand
Most Improved - Issac Jackson

Midget House
Best Goalie - Amrit Ahuja
Most Valuable Player - Lucas Parker and J.R. Stirling
Most Sportsmanlike - Billy Gossoo
Best Defenseman - Terrell Balan
Most Improved - Devan Van Unen

Atom Development
Team Ambassador - Travis Simon
Most Valuable Player - Josh Van Unen
Most Improved - Andy Gush

Peewee Rep
Team Ambassador - Sam Suzuki
Most Valuable Player - Rylan Van Unen
Most Improved - Sahil Bansi

Bantam Rep
Team Ambassador - Zachary Sanderson
Most Valuable Player - Brody Tod
Most Improved - Mathew Fitcher

Midget Rep
Team Ambassador - Mike DeSimone
Most Valuable Player - Justin Sulz
Most Improved - Dalton Suzuki

Other Awards:
Senior Referee - Ian Webster
Junior Referee - Warren Stirling
Timekeeper Award - Ashlee Tom
Coach of the Year - Ray Lang
Trevor Schmidt Memorial For Rookie Coach of the Year - Kevin Gayfer
Outstanding Achievement Award - Shelley Tomkinson
President's Honour Roll - Tami DeSimone
Ron Ross Memorial - Ian Webster
Suki Randhawa Memorial Award - Eric Schimdt
Grebliunas Memorial Award - Mike DeSimone

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Fraser Nicola MLA and former NDP leadership candidate Harry Lali is throwing his support behind John Horgan.

Lali says Horgan understands rural BC and possesses the necessary passion and energy New Democrats need to win the next election.

Horgan's leadership rival Mike Farnworth is expected to announce he has four new backers of his own later today.

(With files from Corus Radio Network)

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Today is the cut off date for prospective candidates for the N-D-P in the next Federal Election who wish to let their name stand in Okanagan-Coquihalla.

Jeanette Wood, president of the Okanagan-Coquihalla Federal N-D-P Riding Association, says Ralph Poynting, a former Merritt resident who let his name stand last election has been approached, but declined due to his living outside of the riding in Calgary.

So far David Finnis, a Summerland councilor, has been the only person so far to let his name stand for the nomination meeting in Penticton March 26.

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The head of the B-C Roadbuilders endorses efforts of Bob Giloswski of V-S-A Highway Maintenance to certify snowplows as emergency vehicles.

Jack Davidson says the Roadbuilders are trying get legislation changed to include all highway vehicles.

Davidson says their lives are just as valuable as anyone else's and the situation is the same.

He says he's hoping the new Christy Clark government will move on the legislation.

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