The North Shuswap Chamber of Commerce will host an all-candidates meeting for Electoral Area F from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 at Celista Hall.
The forum will start with a five-minute presentation from each of three candidates seeking a seat on the Columbia Shuswap Regional District board – David Baxter, Larry Morgan and Terry White.
Each candidate will be asked to answer four questions provided to them in advance.
Candidates will be given anywhere from two to five minutes to answer the following question.
• Do you support the Area F OCP and the Scotch Creek Neighbourhood amendment in their current form as a blueprint for growth in the North Shuswap? Please outline reasons for your position. (two minutes)
• What are your specific plans to foster economic growth in the North Shuswap? (two minutes).
• How do you plan to balance protection of the Shuswap watershed with economic development? In framing your answer, please consider that this is a region rich in resources and opportunity and your specific comments with respect to tourism, mining, forestry, independent power production, land development and agriculture would be appreciated. (five minutes).
• What policies would you like to see introduced to ensure that affordable housing is available on the North Shuswap for young families and seasonal service workers?
The forum will continue with questions from the audience – direct questions only, no position statements. Candidates’ answers will be limited to one to two minutes only.