As always the all-candidates forum for the Kimberley municipal elections will be hosted by the Kimberley Chamber of Commerce. The dates for the two forums — one for Councillors, one for mayoral candidates — have now been set.
The forums will take place at McKim Theatre. Candidates for Council will debate on November 3 and candidates for Mayor on November 4.
Details for the evenings are still being worked on, says Chamber Manager Mike Guarnery, but here’s what has been decided so far.
Candidates will all have opportunities to speak briefly and then they will answer questions from Kimberley residents.
If you have a question you’d like to put to a candidate, please email the Chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org. On the subject line, please indicate Question for Council or Question for Mayor.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. each evening with a one-hour meet and greet with candidates before they take to the stage in the theatre. Then the forum will run from 7 to 9 p.m.
Taking part in the Council forum will be Albert Hoglund, Kent Goodwin, Bev Middlebrook, Darryl Oakley, Sandra Roberts, Brent Bush, Darren Close and Nigel Kitto. Mayoral candidates are Ron McRae, Don McCormick and Doug Johnson.