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Coldstream candidates surveyed on important issues

Candidates were invited to complete a questionnaire to share their views on a variety of topics
Candidates for Coldstream council appeared at an all-candidates forum Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Candidates for Coldstream council were invited to complete a questionnaire to share their views on a variety of issues affecting the community.

Ruth Hoyte has been acclaimed as Coldstream’s mayor due to running unopposed. Former mayor Jim Garlick and incumbents Pat Cochrane, Doug Kirk, Glen Taylor and Stephanie Hoffman, along with newcomers Don Jefcoat, Jeremy Levy, John Myhill, Simone Runyan, Alex Dantzer and Jeff Stevenson, are vying for six available council seats.

All candidates except for Dantzer replied to the survey.

Questions in the survey touched on topics including housing densification and affordability, seniors housing, the referendum on whether to borrow $8.5 million for a new public works building, visions for enhancing Kal Beach, new opportunities for business and industry, amalgamation with Vernon, protecting Kalamalka Lake, climate change and more.

Most candidates offered detailed answers to the questions, which are available under the Election section at

To view the survey with questions and candidates’ answers, click here.

Advance voting is available Oct. 12 and 13 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the District of Coldstream council chambers (9901 Kalamalka Rd). General voting day is Saturday, Oct. 15 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Coldstream Elementary School gymnasium (10104 Kalamalka Rd.) and the Lavington Elementary School gymnasium (9715 School Rd).

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I started as a carrier at the age of 8. In 2019 graduated from the Master of Journalism program at Carleton University.
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