Candidates to discuss issues

There will be ample opportunity for the public to question Coldstream candidates prior to the Nov. 19 election.

There will be ample opportunity for the public to question Coldstream candidates prior to the Nov. 19 election.

Four all-candidate forums are planned for mayoralty candidates Jim Garlick and Dave Hrabchuck, as well as the nine council candidates: Maria Besso, Pat Cochrane, Doug Dirk, Richard Enns, Bill Firman, John Hegler, Gyula Kiss, Peter McClean and Glen Taylor.

The Coldstream Ratepayers Association presents three all-candidate meetings.

  • Thursday, Oct. 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lavington Elementary.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Coldstream Elementary.
  • Monday, Nov. 7, from 7 to 9:45 p.m. at Okanagan College in the lecture theatre (room D310).

The meetings will be non-partisan and will be moderated to ensure all candidates have a chance to present their views to the public. Questions for the candidates will be encouraged but will be in a written form (on three by five cards) in order to prevent speech-making from the audience and give order to the proceedings.

The public is also encouraged to come early to “meet and greet” the candidates at 6:30 p.m.

A final opportunity to question candidates takes place Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre.

The forum will provide an opportunity for candidates to state their platforms, and for the public to ask questions both in written form and open mic.

Betty Selin, from 105.7 SUN FM, will be the moderator for the forum.

There will be no cost for forum participants or audience members, although the centre will be requesting donations from audience attendees for the Society’s Children’s Theatre Fund. Any donations made will be matched by the Performing Arts Centre Society and used to purchase Children’s Theatre tickets. The Family Resource Centre distributes these tickets to families that would otherwise be unable to attend performances.

 

Just Posted

Vernon Winter Carnival tickets on sale Dec. 6

Carnival Remembers the 60s will feature events old and new in February 2020

Rockies rally to stop North Okanagan Knights

Home team ties game late, wins 4-3 in overtime

Express edge Vernon Vipers

BCHL’s best team score two powerplay goals in first-period, hold on for 2-1 victory

Vernon Panthers roll to final four; Fulton Maroons eliminated

Panthers dispatch North Van’s Windsor Dukes in high school football quarterfinal; Maroons lose 46-0

Flavours abound at soft open for hard Coldstream cidery

Tony’s Craft Cidery is open for free taste tests all month, will have grand opening next spring

Teen with cancer whose viral video urged Canadians to vote has died, uncle tweets

Maddison Yetman had been looking forward to voting in her first federal election since junior high school

Rowing Canada, UVic investigate celebrated coach for harassment, abuse

Lily Copeland says she felt intimidated and trapped by Williams

Cleanup in the works after tanker truck fire leads to oil spill in B.C.’s Peace region

The province said the majority of the spilled oil likely burned away in the fire.

BC VIEWS: Action needed on healthcare workplace violence

While we’ve been talking about it, the number of B.C. victims has only grown

Closing arguments begin in B.C. case launched in 2009 over private health care

Dr. Day said he illegally opened the Cambie Surgery Centre in 1996 in order to create more operating-room time

MacLean says “Coach’s Corner is no more” following Cherry’s dismissal from Hockey Night

Cherry had singled out new immigrants in for not honouring Canada’s veterans and fallen soldiers

MacKinnon powers Avs to 5-4 OT win over Canucks

Vancouver battled back late to pick up single point

Dallas Smith, Terri Clark to perform on CP Holiday Train’s B.C. stops

Annual festive food bank fundraiser rolling across province from Dec. 11 to 17

Poole’s Land finale: Tofino’s legendary ‘hippie commune’ being dismantled

Series of land-use fines inspire owner Michael Poole to sell the roughly 20-acre property.

Most Read