Greens enter the race in Vernon-Monashee

Rebecca Helps lives in Port Moody and is executive director of the party's B.C. wing

The Green Party will have a presence in Vernon-Monashee after all.

Rebecca Helps, executive director of the party’s B.C. wing, will run in the constituency May 14 after a local candidate could not be found.

“Historically, it’s a good riding for the party. We wanted to give people an opportunity to vote,” said Helps, who lives in Port Moody.

Helps says she is prepared to represent Vernon-Monashee if elected.

“I would move up there and it would be my community. I would want to hear from constituents.”

The other candidates are Conservative Scott Anderson, Liberal Eric Foster, independent Korry Zepik and New Democrat Mark Olsen.

Look for more in Wednesday’s Morning Star.