Civic election campaign ramps up
As the deadline gets closer for candidates to declare their intentions for the Nov. 19 civic election, the campaigning has already started.
Several council candidates have unveiled their election platforms and have begun meeting with potential voters.
Current councillor Nancy Bepple released her re-election campaign platform earlier this week.
The first-term politician intends to focus on six areas if elected, including seniors and people with disabilities, housing, diversifying the economy, building a safer city and attracting new immigrants.
“If you build a city for children, seniors and people with disabilities, then you’ll build a city that meets the needs of everybody,” Bepple said.
More specifically, her goal is to see Kamloops get a fourth HandyDart to add to the already busy service that continues to grow.
Fellow councillor Marg Spina is expected to officially announce her candidacy and provide details of her re-election platform on Monday, Oct. 3, at Minos Restaurant, 263 Tranquille Rd.
Meanwhile, several political hopefuls hoping to win a seat on council are equally busy with their campaigns.
After meeting with several community groups and organizations, Nelly Dever said she decided to start a web page so voters can see her answers to commonly asked questions.
She has also set up a video blog she wants to keep a little more lighthearted and personal.
“We’ve been getting really great reviews,” she said of the response since posting the first videos this past week.
Dever said she wants her campaign to be a reflection of who she is.
Go to nellydeverkamloops.com to see her latest video entry and information about the candidate.
Candidate Arjun Singh has posted the results from his 100 Kamloops Conversations project.
The former city councillor met with 100 residents and asked them five questions on their thoughts of the city.
Singh said the two major themes to emerge from the project has residents putting a value on the size of the city not being too big or too small and the geography and recreational opportunities Kamloops offers.
He said he wanted to do the project to get a better understanding of the issues important to the community.
To see the full results of the project, check out Singh’s website at yourkamloops.com. Deadline to submit nomination papers is Oct. 14.