Sicamous chamber to host all-candidates forum

Questions from public being accepted in advance by chamber.

  • Sep. 9, 2015 2:00 p.m.

Sicamous residents have an opportunity to submit questions for their North-Okanagan Shuswap federal riding candidates to answer at an upcoming forum.

The Sicamous and District Chamber of Commerce has announced it will be hosting an all-candidates meeting on Monday, Oct. 5, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Sicamous & District Recreation Centre. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Both the Resource Centre and Sicamous Eagles’ buses will be available to transport residents who need it from the Sicamous Seniors Centre to and from the Recreation Centre.

All four candidates in the North Okanagan-Shuswap riding have confirmed they will attend the debate. These include Mel Arnold of the Conservative Party, Cindy Derkaz of the Liberal Party, Jacqui Gingras of the New Democratic Party and Chris George of the Green Party.

The chamber of commerce is looking to the community to provide questions for the candidates ahead of the debate. Questions for one or all of the candidates can be submitted by phoning the chamber office during work hours at 250-836-0002, stopping by the Visitor Information Centre in the district building, emailing the chamber’s communications director at, or filling out the form on the chamber website at

The official voting day is Oct. 19.


Just Posted

One fatality in Highway 97 collision in Vernon

Two vehicles involved in crash that has halted traffic

Mamas for Mamas founder survives with new lease on life

Kelowna’s Shannon Christensen escaped a dangerous situation and lived to tell about it

Peeved with speeding drivers

The owner of property spanning Highway 97A near Mara is done with having to repair her fence.

It’s all in the black for Roots & Blues

While they didn’t rake in the dough, the 2017 event made a modest profit

Accused Shuswap drug smuggler pleads not guilty in U.S. court

Colin Martin continues to fight allegations relating to cross-border drug smuggling operation

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Coquihalla drivers prepare for snow

Wintry conditions persist, with snow warnings for Coquihalla

Tychonik continues scoring run

Vees chalk up another win with Pink in the Rink

Liberals quietly tap experts to write new paternity leave rules

Ideas include creating an entirely new leave benefit similar to one that exists in Quebec

Insurers say Canadian weather getting hotter, wetter and weirder

Average number of days with heavy rain or snow across Canada has been outside norm since spring 2013

Final phase of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy trials to kick off in B.C.

Doctors hope to get psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy legalized in Canada and the U.S. by 2021

VIDEO: Thousands join women’s march events across B.C.

Today marks one year since the first Women’s March on Washington

Two Canadians, two Americans abducted in Nigeria are freed

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, especially on the Kaduna to Abuja highway

Are you ready for some wrestling? WWE’s ‘Raw’ marks 25 years

WWE flagship show is set to mark its 25th anniversary on Monday

Most Read