The provincial election has yet to inspire local voters, largely owing to the fact many of the “issues” being bandied about so far are not relevant to people living in Rossland, but are instead concentric to the Lower Mainland.
The B.C. Election playoffs in no way differ from the rest of the regular season in politics, when the eye of Victoria weakens as it tries to look past the Lower Mainland to the rest of the province.
But with four candidates in the local riding descending on Rossland early next week, the election will be put on the front burner, and it will be a chance to see if those of the four who take the stage at the Miners’ Union Hall (7 p.m., Wednesday, May 8) have what it takes to strengthen the eyesight of Victoria.
It is almost a cliché to say this is your chance to test the mettle of your potential MLA with some pointed questions, but instead is more an opportunity to stand up and give whomever is chosen on May 14 for the area notice on what matters to Rosslanders and the geographically far flung entity of Kootenay West.