Climate change action group First Things First is hosting an all-candidates Penticton election forum at Okanagan College on Oct. 6. (Contributed)

Climate change action group First Things First is hosting an all-candidates Penticton election forum at Okanagan College on Oct. 6. (Contributed)

Penticton Votes: Candidates heading to Okanagan College to talk climate action

First Things First hosts council and mayoral candidates for an election forum on Oct. 6

A prominent climate change awareness group in Penticton is hosting an all-candidates forum ahead of the Oct. 15 municipal election.

With a focus on the environment and sustainability, First Things First Okanagan is inviting the 17 city council hopefuls and five mayoral candidates to Okanagan College on Oct. 6.

Economic recovery, housing and community safety will also be at the forefront of the discussion.

“Municipal leaders have the power to make amazing impacts and create lasting legacies for generations,” said Jim Beattie, a director at the local non-profit environmental group.“Our region is facing a crisis on many fronts and this forum is a great chance for our leaders to present their ideas on how we can find solutions for a better future.”

Interested community members are encouraged to attend the event at the Okanagan College Centre of Excellence at 583 Duncan Avenue from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

First Things First plans on streaming the forum, with virtual viewing options set to be updated here.

The Oct. 6 forum will serve as Penticton’s fourth all-candidates gathering.

The Penticton Chamber of Commerce hosted a business-focused forum on Sept. 20, with a pair of additional pre-election gatherings set for Sept. 29 at Neighbourhood Brewing and the Seniors’ Drop-In Centre on Oct. 3.

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