Nelson-Creston Green Party candidate Sjeng Derkx (left) and Nelson mayor John Dooley earlier this week at City Hall. The local Green Party has pledged that if he is elected on May 14 that he will meet quarterly with the City of Nelson council and all other municipalities and regional districts in the riding. Incumbent NDP MLA Michelle Mungall has been criticized for not doing in that in the last four years.

Two more chances to see Nelson-Creston candidates

Nelson-Creston voters will get two more chances to see the three candidates battling for a seat in Victoria duke it out in Nelson.

Nelson-Creston voters will get two more chances to see the three candidates battling for a seat in Victoria duke it out in Nelson.

NDP candidate Michelle Mungall, Green Party candidate Sjeng Derkx and Liberal candidate Greg Garbula are all confirmed to attend forums on education tonight and health care on Thursday.

The Kootenay Lake School Board is hosting an all-candidates education forum tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.. Held at the Nelson board office boardroom (570 Johnstone Road), superintendent Jeff Jones will moderate the event featuring questions from the audience and trustees.

The forum will also be viewed via videoconference from the Creston Education Centre Board Room. It will also be streamed on YouTube.

Nelson’s health care professionals along with community members have also teamed up to organize an all-candidates health care forum on Thursday. Held at the Hume Hotel, the event will highlight one of the emerging issues of the provincial election.

Called, “What’s in your Health Care Future,” the forum will feature questions prepared by local health care professionals in the first half of the evening. Candidates will receive some of these questions beforehand. In the second, candidates will address health care questions from the audience.

The health care forum goes from 7 to 9 p.m. It is sponsored by the Nelson Area Health Society (NASH), the Community First Health Co-op, the Kootenay Food Co-op  and Kootenay Co-op Radio.

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