The Dogwood Initiative has its eyes on some area ridings where it thinks there’s a close battle shaping up this election.

Dogwood worked with the polling firm Insights West on pre-election surveys in ridings that included West Vancouver Sunshine Coast and Courtenay-Alberni.

Dogwood’s Kai Nagata says the choice of ridings was also based on more than just a sense they’d be close.

The first surveys in May and July suggested the incumbent Conservatives were slightly behind in a tight race with the NDP and Liberals in West Vancouver Sunshine Coast.

And it was between the NDP and Conservatives in Courtenay-Alberni, with the NDP ahead.

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