B.C. Conservatives host events

Leader John Cummins holds town hall and two candidates selected

Local B.C. Conservatives will be busy over the next couple of weeks.

The party is holding a town hall meeting, a brunch event and nominating two candidates.

“The province’s Interior is a particularly strong region for the B.C. Conservatives,” said John Cummins, party leader.

Cummins will host a town hall meeting Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Schubert Centre.

On Sunday, he will also be at a brunch event from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at KT’s Restaurant in Vernon.

The nomination meeting to select a candidate for Vernon-Monashee is at 1 p.m. at the Schubert Centre.

It’s anticipated Scott Anderson, a Vernon businessman, will be acclaimed as the candidate in Vernon-Monashee.

The Shuswap nomination meeting is Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. at the Elks Hall in Salmon Arm.

In Shuswap, Tom Birch, Ed Klop and Maureen Walker are vying for the party’s nomination.

Birch is a project manager with a software company serving the forest industry, Klop owns and operates an asphalt company, and Walker, a former newspaper publisher, is active with the Enderby Chamber of Commerce.