Dieter Dudy takes his place in the hot seat (at the 6:37 mark) in Episode 59 of Kamloops Last Week, which begins its trek on the campaign trail with the first in a series of interviews with mayoral candidates leading up to the Oct. 15 municipal election.
Dudy, who says he plans to be a decisive mayor who colours outside of the lines, discusses crime, anger, housing, Liberal machine, three-horse race, Hamer-Jackson, Dhaliwal, housing, doctor shortage, arts centre and more.
Election banter continues with KTW reporters Jessica Wallace and Michael Potestio joining for a wide-ranging #LastWeekClique panel session (23:34).
Among topics: councillor Mike O’Reilly’s ideas on involuntary admission to rehab; insights gleaned from first-time campaigners Taj Sandur and Jesse Ritcey; will PTSD service dog Sgt. Pip find a kennel in council chambers?; and crime statistics.
Wallace shares some personal news and talks of pregnancy, miscarriages and normalizing conversation on the subjects.
We hear from Kamloops Blazers’ mental performance coach Bob Wilkie (40:55).
Magic Mike Miltimore reveals a hidden talent — cow bellowing (2:38).
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The mayoral candidate interview schedule: Ray Dhaliwal (Sept. 21), Arjun Singh (Sept. 28) and Sadie Hunter (Oct. 5).
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