Politically speaking

Rosslanders can put a face to the name tonight as the Kootenay West candidates descend for all candidates forum, Miners' Hall, 7 p.m.

There’s nothing like putting a face to a name.

And on Wednesday, May 8 Rosslanders can put a face to the name on the ballot sheet as the Kootenay West candidates for the seat in the legislative assembly of B.C. descend on Rossland.

Four people will be thrust up on stage at the Miners’ Union Hall (7 p.m.) for the all candidates forum, with two of the four running as independent candidates: Joseph Hughes from Nakusp and Glen Byle from Trail.

The two will be joined on stage by incumbent Katrine Conroy of the B.C. NDP, and Jim Postnikoff of the B.C. Liberal Party.

The riding encompasses over 12,000 square kilometres and represents 39.713 people, but the issues to be dissected in the campaign will be revealed when the candidates convene at the hall.

Hosted by the Rossland Chamber of Commerce, the event is strictly non-partisan and is not linked to any level of government, said chamber executive director Renee Clark.

“This is your chance to be able to ask questions directly to the candidates and hear from them,” she said.

Join in to learn from the Kootenay West candidates and their visions for the community at the Miners’ Union Hall at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

If you would like a sneak peak at the candidates and don’t mind coasting downhill, there will also be an all-candidates forum at the Trail Memorial Centre gymnasium on Monday, May 6, 7-9 p.m.

For more information on the forum, please contact the Rossland Chamber of Commerce.

Get your vote on for Kootenay West

  • Advance polls – May 8-11, Waneta Plaza, Trail
  • General voting – May 14, Rossland Legion, Washington Street

Kootenay West is the provincial electoral district representing Rossland at the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.

Established by the Electoral Districts Act, 2008, the riding came into effect in 2009, and was formerly the West Kootenay-Boundary riding.

On account of the realignment of electoral boundaries, most incumbents did not represent the entirety of their listed district during the preceding legislative term.

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