Janet Green and Shawn Lee listen as Catherine Lord responds to a question at the Sustainable Environment Network Society's Vernon all-candidate forum Thursday.

Janet Green and Shawn Lee listen as Catherine Lord responds to a question at the Sustainable Environment Network Society's Vernon all-candidate forum Thursday.

Considerable debate as Vernon candidates meet

Sustainable Environment Network Society forum draws about 150 people Thursday

A range of topics were discussed as Vernon’s mayoralty and councillor candidates gathered for the first time.

About 150 people attended the Schubert Centre forum hosted by the Sustainable Environment Network Society Thursday.

Among the topics were urban agriculture, lake accesses, downtown revitalization, economic renewal, affordable housing and transportation.

During the forum, two hot-button issues were the relocation of the city’s tourism information centre and the $70 million master water plan referendum, with all candidates present insisting they will vote no against borrowing.

Look for more in Sunday’s Morning Star.