EDITORIAL: Get engaged

Reach out to the municipal election candidates

As we round the corner in the final weeks of the municipal election campaign, candidates are doing everything they can to make themselves available for voters.

Last Thursday, the Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce held an all-candidates meet and greet event to give residents a chance to meet city council and mayoral candidates.

We also had a brief exchange with candidates on a Facebook Live during the event, asking them a bit about themselves and what they thought were the opportunities and/or challenges facing the city.

Housing needs, creating a diversified economy and growing the downtown were identified as both challenges and opportunities by candidates, as well as engaging in First Nations partnerships and ensuring we are a FireSmart community.

We heard mayoral candidates Walt Cobb and Surinderpal Rathor were also both out doing some traditional door knocking in the community on the Thanksgiving weekend, which is great to hear.

We hope the candidates will answer some more questions from us and our readers which we hope to publish next week.

In the meantime, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask them questions.

They are clearly are invested in the community, and want to devote time to making it a great place to live.

Let’s do our part by telling them what we think the issues are and make sure to head to the polls. Advancing voting starts Wednesday, Oct 10.

— Williams Lake Tribune

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