Election forums this week

Candidates for Smithers and Telkwa council, and Bulkley Valley School District 54 are answering questions at election forums this week.

Candidate forums have been scheduled for the Town of Smithers, Village of Telkwa, and Bulkley Valley School District 54 in the lead up to the Nov. 15 election.



The Smithers District Chamber of Commerce is hosting an all-candidates forum for Smithers on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Della Herman Theatre at 7 p.m. The public will have an opportunity to ask questions.

The event will be moderated by Kelly McCormack of McCormack Management. Rick Apperson will ensure councillor candidates stay within their allotted time for answers.

The Bulkley Valley Research Centre is hosting a forum earlier in the day from from 12-2 p.m. at Northwest Community College. The public will have the opportunity to ask candidates questions regarding local research and the region’s natural and cultural resources.

There are nine candidates up for six town councillor positions. Mayor Taylor Bachrach is acclaimed.



The chamber is also hosting a forum on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at the Telkwa Community Hall at 7 p.m. The public will have an opportunity to ask questions.

There are three candidates running for mayor, and seven candidates for four Telkwa councillor seats.


Bulkley Valley School District 54

Bulkley Valley School District 54 is hosting a school trustee candidate forum on Monday, Oct. 27 at the school board office at 1235 Montreal St. in Smithers.

The four Zone 2 (Smithers/Glentanna/Driftwood) candidates and the two Zone 3 (Telkwa/Quick) candidates are participating.

Secretary treasurer Dave Margerm will moderate and give several questions to each candidate. The public will also have an opportunity to ask questions of the candidates.

Trustee for Zone 1 (Lake Kathlyn/Evelyn/Moricetown) Priscilla Michell has been acclaimed, as have Zone 4 (Houston) candidates Jennifer Williams and current board chair Les Kearns.


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