When I sat down with Kelowna School Trustee candidate Dr. Norah Bowman last week to chat about the election and inevitably the hot button anti-SOGI 123 issue, I was initially reticent to jump on divisive and minimizing wedge issues. You just have to look at those campaigns stigmatizing the homeless as criminals rather than addressing wider poverty concerns in the …
SOGI 123 and Why We Endorse Dr. Norah Bowman for School Trustee
Dr. Norah Bowman is the inclusivity candidate for Kelowna School Board Trustee (District 23)
Open Letter to Voters from Robert Stupka: Factor Climate Change into Your Decision
The United Nations gave us 12 years to drastically reduce carbon emissions
If you haven’t voted yet, Kelowna candidate responses about climate change should matter the most in your decision.
The United Nations gave us 12 years to drastically reduce carbon emissions to avoid climate catastrophe.
Kelowna is seeing early impacts with floods and fires. Knowing this we have an ethical obligation to act swiftly and elect candidates at all levels that will …
Future of Kelowna Consortium Endorses Mayor Basran …and Two New Candidates!
A group comprised of representatives from ten community-minded organizations
The Future of Kelowna Consortium is endorsing Mayor Colin Basran and two new candidates, Gord Lovegrove and Loyal Wooldridge, for City Council for the 2018 municipal election. No incumbent councillors are specifically being endorsed. That is the conclusion of the group comprised of representatives from ten community-minded organizations that participated in the development of a questionnaire and …
Kelowna West By-election Part 3: What to Watch For
The big day to finally send someone to Victoria to do our bidding
Hey-ho Kelowna West! Tomorrow’s the big day to finally send someone to Victoria to do our bidding. By-elections are generally lower-key affairs than general elections, but this year Kelowna West, and the power-fulcrum its seat holds, represents quite the narrative… oh and I think there might be some other issues flying around in the …
Kelowna West By-election Part 2: All Candidates Forum Downtown – What they Said
The five candidates prepare for the All Candidates Forum at Okanagan Innovation Centre
Friday’s lunchtime brown bag All Candidates Forum for the upcoming Kelowna West by-election was a rather quiet and straightforward affair. With what appeared to be a crowd made up of mostly media, those related to the candidates, some switched on seniors, and a handful of others, it was in all a pretty embarrassingly low …
Kelowna West By-election Part 1: Meet the Candidates
By-election for the dropout Christy Clark’s Kelowna West seat in the BC legislature has been announced
The by-election for the dropout Christy Clark’s Kelowna West seat in the BC legislature has been announced (Feb. 14) and four major candidates have their hat in the ring. Historically a BC Liberal (or other small-c conservative parties like Social Credit) stronghold, this riding’s election could prove interesting given the rise of the Green/NDP government and also …