West Kootenay-Boundary

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West Kootenay-Boundary was a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada from 2001 to 2009.

The seat combined the Rossland/Trail/Castlegar area (the putative West Kootenay component) that had previously been in Rossland-Trail with the Boundary Country, which had been in the Okanagan-Boundary riding (1991–1996) and prior to that the Boundary-Similkameen riding.

For other historical and current ridings in the Kootenay and Boundary Countries please see Kootenay (electoral districts).

Demographics[edit]

Population, 2001 44,794
Population Change, 1996–2001 -2.6%
Area (km²) 9,926
Pop. Density (people per km²) 4.5

Geography[edit]

History[edit]

Member of Legislative Assembly[edit]

Its MLA is Katrine Conroy. She was first elected in 2005. She represents the New Democratic Party of British Columbia.

Election results[edit]

B.C. General Election 2005 West Kootenay-Boundary
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     NDP Katrine Conroy 13,318 60.26% $51,387
Liberal Pam Lewin 6,180 27.96% $97,658
Green Donald Pharand 1,561 7.06% $1,879
     Conservative Barry Edward Chilton 802 3.63% $1,170
     No Affiliation Glen David Millar 180 0.81% $100
     Bloc BC A.J. van Leur 59 0.27% $100
Total valid votes 22,100 100%
Total rejected ballots 123 0.56%
Turnout 22,223 68.6%
B.C. General Election 2001: West Kootenay-Boundary
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Sandy Santori 10,784 49.74% $48,035
     NDP Ed Conroy 6,915 31.89% $26,686
Green Patricia Pépé 2,004 9.24% $961
Unity Mark McLaren 1,139 5.25% $3,582
     Marijuana Brian Taylor 840 3.88% $100
Total valid votes 21,682 100.00%
Total rejected ballots 71 0.33%
Turnout 21,753 74.42%

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