Thursday, October 30, 2014

All-candidates' forum for Coldstream Candidates

The Coldstream council candidates will be the focus of a forum at the Greater Vernon Performing Arts Centre tonight.

It starts at 7 pm. 

There is no mayor's race in Coldstream with Jim Garlick acclaimed to a new four year term, but there are seven candidates running for the six council positions.

Meantime, a forum for the Vernon and Coldstream school trustee candidates will be held next Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 pm in the Vernon Secondary School Theatre.

It's being put on by the Vernon Teachers Association and the District Parent Advisory Council
Lisa LaBoucane, First Vice President from the VTA, says the forum will provide the opportunity for the candidates to share their priorities and positions on issues facing Vernon and Coldstream schools.

It will also give the public the chance to ask questions of the candidates through a moderator.

"Change starts at the ballot box," says LaBoucane. "If parents, teachers, and informed citizens and their families vote, we can have a significant impact on our schools and our community."

The two Lumby area trustees on the District 22 board were acclaimed.



Anonymous said...

An interesting question to ask the incumbents (5 of the 7) is about their attendance record to Council meetings. I have personally seen one on the golf course during a Monday meeting!? Perhaps it is time to structure pay around attendance.

Anonymous said...

Herb for Mayor ‏@Herbformayor Oct 24 … Out of control spending in municipal government.

Ryan L ‏@Rlesyshen Oct 29
@Herbformayor there are only 3 places in all BC that have per capita spending below $500. Sooke, Metchosin and Coldstream. #SookeElection
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