Federal election update

The dust is still settling from yesterday's election, but it appears the Liberals won 157 seats -- 20 fewer than they won in the 2015 election.

The Conservatives won 121 seats, with their leader, Andrew Scheer, predicting the Liberal minority will be short-lived.

N-D-P Leader Jagmeet Singh is potentially in the driver's seat, with his party holding the balance of power.

But he has signalled the N-D-P will fight plans to expand the Trans Mountain Pipeline, which the Trudeau government bought for 4.5-billion-dollars

Locally there's a change in the Kootenay Columbia Riding where Conservative Rob Morrison won over 45 percent of the votes, close to 30 thousand.

Morrison beat out NDP incumbent Wayne Stetski who had 34.2 percent of the votes.

In the South Okanagan West Kootenay, the riding will continue to be represented by the NDP's Richard Cannings, who narrowly beat Conservative Helena Konanz.

He had 36.4 percent of the vote, Konanz close with 35.2 percent.

That was a difference of less than 800 votes.