Green candidate meets the public

Vernon’s Dave Smith has been acclaimed as the party’s candidate

Dave Smith has been confirmed as the federal Green Party candidate in Okanagan-Shuswap.

Dave Smith has been confirmed as the federal Green Party candidate in Okanagan-Shuswap.

The Green Party is ready for the next federal election in Okanagan-Shuswap.

Vernon’s Dave Smith has been acclaimed as the party’s candidate after Chris George, of the North Shuswap, withdrew from the race for personal reasons.

“The nomination meetings will proceed to meet the candidate meetings,” said Greig Crockett, with the party.

The sessions will be today at 7 p.m. at the Intermission Restaurant in Salmon Arm and Friday at 7 p.m. at Vernon’s Schubert Centre.

The theme of the two sessions is “Making the transition: Conservative blue to progressive green.”

A retired accountant and consultant, Smith has worked 35 years in the forest industry in Lumby, Armstrong and Salmon Arm.