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FILE PHOTO - Candidates of the federal riding of South Okanagan West Kootenay squaring off at a recent all candidate's meeting in Penticton, from left, NDP incumbent Richard Cannings, Liberal Connie Denesiuk, Green Party Tara Howse, Conservative Helena Konanz and People's Party Sean Taylor.
October 09, 2019 - 2:36 PM

PENTICTON - Penticton residents will have at least a couple more opportunities to see candidates in their riding with two all-candidates’ forums scheduled prior to the federal election on Oct. 21.

The Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce hosts an all-candidates forum on Thursday, Oct. 10 at the Penticton Seniors Drop in Centre located at 2965 South Main St., from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Those attending will have an opportunity to ask candidates question face-to-face in a format where candidates move from table to table.

A moderated panel discussion will follow the public’s candidate access with all five candidates attending.

Questions will be submitted by chamber members with responses time-limited to allow as many questions and answers as possible.

Each candidate will be provided opportunity to answer questions and deliver a statement prior to the end of the forum at 8:30 p.m.

All registered candidates of the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding have been invited, including Liberal candidate Connie Denesiuk, Conservative candidate Helena Konanz, NDP incumbent Richard Cannings, People’s Party of Canada candidate Sean Taylor and Green Party candidate Tara Howse.

Those attending are asked to pre-register at the Penticton chamber website.

Local climate action group First Things First Okanagan are also hosting an all candidates forum dealing specifically with environmental issues at the Penticton Lakeside Resort on Oct. 15, starting at 7 p.m.

Candidates will discuss questions on climate change, water, biodiversity and toxic pollution.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with round table discussions involving community members from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. Round table topics will then be put to the candidates.

For further information, contact Jim Beattie, First Things First Okanagan at: 778-931-2387.

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