Lots of provincial New Democrat nomination results today. Kalum Horseshoe Community School Society employee Robin Austin won Skeena, beating out Helmut Giesbrecht on the third ballot. According to our spies, the former MLA seems to have been the victim of an anyone-but-Giesbrecht movement. Meanwhile, in Victoria-Hillside, city councillor Rob Fleming narrowly defeated Steve Orcherton, another member of the ex-MLA club, winning 261 out of 461 ballots cast. And, as reported on Babble, Vancouver city councillor Tim Stevenson, also a former legislative member, got the nod in Vancouver-Burrard, squeaking past British Columbia Hydro Corp. administrator Allison McDonald - 196 votes to 155.
January 16, 2005