With the election two and a half weeks away, voters will have an opportunity to hear from city council candidates.
The B.C. Green Party’s Nanaimo Riding Association will hold its ‘Toward a Sustainable Nanaimo’ town hall at Beban Park social centre on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 6-8:30 p.m.
The forum is for prospective City of Nanaimo councillor and mayoral candidates and will focus on candidates’ thoughts on environmental issues, including the reduction of carbon emissions by 50 per cent by 2030, a target in the city plan, the association said.
A meet-and-greet will take place from 6-6:45 p.m. followed by a question period on topics such as zoning, land use, transportation, low-carbon energy systems, food security and recycling.
In related news, there will be debates for students at Nanaimo District Secondary School on Oct. 5-6, and an all-candidates’ meeting for school trustees, presented by Nanaimo and District Teachers’ Association, is scheduled for Beban Park on Oct. 6 from 7-9 p.m.
General voting day is Saturday, Oct. 15.