Candidates face electorate at forum

Candidates for the Grand Forks city byelection will be at an all-candidates forum Tuesday.

Candidates vying for the lone seat available on Grand Forks City Council will face the electorate at an all-candidates forum this Tuesday, May 17.

The forum, hosted by the Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, will be held at the Grand Forks Secondary School auditorium. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the forum running from 7 – 9 p.m.

Six of the seven candidates are expected to take the stage: Zak Eburne-Stoodley, Ken Johnston, Cathy Korolek, Kyle Piper, Brian Taylor and Bev Tripp. Candidate Patrick O’Doherty will not be attending, sadly due to a death in the family.

Advance questions may be submitted for the candidates by emailing info@boundarychamber.com or calling 250-442-7263. The deadline for submissions is Friday (May 13).

All candidates have been offered an opportunity to submit an article and photograph to the Gazette, which will be published in the May 18 issue. Because that is also the day for advance voting, those articles will be available online by Wednesday morning at the latest. No subscription will be required to view those articles.

As stated, advance voting is available on Wednesday, May 18 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers.

General voting day is Saturday, May 28, also from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers.

On general voting day, special voting opportunities will be available to patients or staff of Phoenix Manor Retirement Home, Boundary Lodge Assisted Living, Silver Kettle Village and Boundary Hospital/ Hardy View Lodge/Cottages.