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KTW to host all-candidates forum ahead of civic election

Kamloops This Week will be hosting an all-candidates forum at Thompson Rivers University during the week of the civic election. The free public event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct.
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Kamloops This Week will be hosting an all-candidates forum at Thompson Rivers University during the week of the civic election.

The free public event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, in the Grand Hall on the second floor of the Campus Activity Centre.

To accommodate a lengthy list of candidates, the format will include five mini-forums, 25 minutes each in length. The mayoral candidates will be up first, offering two-minute opening statements before answering questions from the audience and wrapping up with closing remarks.

Councillor candidates will follow, but will get one-minute statements. Councillor candidate groups will be drawn at random immediately before the forum.

The municipal election is on Oct. 20. Twenty-one people are running for eight councillor seats, while two are running for mayor.

The ballot includes incumbents Donovan Cavers, Ray Dhaliwal, Dieter Dudy, Kathy Sinclair, Arjun Singh and Denis Walsh.

Also running are Jennifer Adams, Nicholas Adams, Dale Bass, Chris Bose, Corally Delwo, Dennis Giesbrecht, Shawn Harnett, Sadie Hunter, Jim Johal, Stephen Karpuk, Caroline King, Alison Klie, Mike O’Reilly, Bill Sarai and Gerald Watson.

In the mayor’s race, incumbent Ken Christian is being challenged by William Turnbull.

To get familiar with the candidates and the issues, go online to kamloopsthisweek.com and click on the Civic Election tab.