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Your chance to check out the candidates for Kamloops mayor and council

September 05, 2017 - 11:48 AM

KAMLOOPS - Whether it's housing issues, the Ajax mine proposal, or any other issues you would like to see addressed in Kamloops, there are a few opportunities coming up for you to question the people asking to represent you at City Hall.

So far, three all-candidates forums have been organized in Kamloops.

The first is a forum dealing with seniors' issues to be held on Monday, Sept. 18 at Desert Gardens on Seymour Street from noon until 1:30 p.m. with doors opening at 11 a.m.

This forum will have a moderator and will feature a brief introduction from each candidate followed by one or more questions for each council or mayor hopeful.

A few hours later the candidates will gather again for an all-issues forum taking place at the Sagebrush Theatre on Sept. 18. This forum is being hosted by members of the local media.

Then finally on Sept. 26, the candidates will take part in a round table style event hosted by the North Shore Business Improvement Association. This format will allow members of the public to speak one on one with the candidates.

A byelection will be held on Sept. 30 to fill the mayors chair vacated by Peter Milobar when he was elected to the provincial legislature. Two council seats left vacant by Ken Christian and Marg Spina are up for grabs as well. Christian left his post to run for mayor while Spina resigned for health reasons.

Advanced polling will be on Sept. 21, Sept. 22 and Sept. 27.

Find more on the 2017 byelection and the candidates here.

— This story was updated at 11:37 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2017 to correct the date of the forum at the Sagebrush Theatre. Thanks to reader Stefanie Butland for pointing out the error.


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