All Candidates Forum

The Tumbler Ridge Chamber of Commerce made it possible for the candidates of the upcoming Provincial Election to present their platforms on May 7th to the 35 residents attending.

Presentations were made by Donna Young, B.C. Independent, Blair Lekstrom B.C. Liberals and Pat Shaw for the NDP. Mike Hunter was the moderator for this session and with the time keeper?s help, keep this event running smoothly and on time. There were some written questions that had been submitted by our Chamber of Commerce and also the public was asked to present questions as well. Some public concerns were the Kinuseo Falls road, job training, health issues for seniors and the deterioration of the roads to Dawson Creek and Chetwynd from Tumbler Ridge. One resident voiced her concerns over the large and heavy trucks/equipment on our roads and what it is doing to driving conditions. The topic of the Referendum on Electoral Reform was also discussed and appeared not to have the support of these candidates. There were pros and cons discussed regarding a road that would loop us to Prince George. The evening was well conducted and had full attention of those that attended. Each candidate was presented with a gift from the Museum Foundation in appreciation of coming to Tumbler Ridge by Dawn Pouliot, Chamber Manager.