We’re in the race too

And so it begins. Every three years we are asked to choose new municipal leaders and that time has arrived.

And so it begins. Every three years we are asked to choose new municipal leaders and that time has arrived.

Elections of any sort are an opportunity for newspapers to shine and votes of the municipal nature are the most important of all. Over the next month we plan to increase our glow in the community.

The Star news team has formulated a plan to provide the best coverage of the election possible. We will introduce the candidates seeking your support for Nelson city council, regional district and school board. We will highlight some of the key issues and provide commentary on what we feel is important.

Beyond the basics, election campaigns need an opportunity to evolve on their own. Over the next few weeks it will be the candidates who will help shape the direction of the race. These are the people who we will entrust with making decisions on our behalf for the next three years, so it’s important to hear what path they plan to head down. The Star will be with them along the way and let you know what they are saying.

Though we have charted an ambitious course and are enthusiastic about what the coming weeks have in store, we can only do so much. More than anything, elections are about the voters. All of these individuals seeking votes are looking for your approval. This is your opportunity to make a difference so it’s vital you pay attention.

With that in mind we want to hear from you. Our letters to the editor page is waiting for you to chime in on what is most important to this region over the next three years. Elections are a prime opportunity to be heard and you shouldn’t miss your chance.

Good luck to all candidates who have so bravely let their names stand. It’s not easy to lead and the world of politics is often cruel. Win or lose, everyone who has thrown their hat into the ring has made our community stronger and more vibrant.

 

Just Posted

Eleven communities to attract newcomers to support middle-class jobs

The program includes unspecified West Kootenay communities

Nelson blogger and Chinatown historian dies

Claus Schunke was a fierce critic of Nelson City Council

Mural designed by Grade 5 student painted at credit union

L’Ècole Sentiers-Alpins’ Emily Horn and local artist Isabelle Houde finished the mural last week

PHOTOS: L.V. Rogers sends off its grad class

Check out our pictures of the festivities

Nine fires burning in West Kootenay

All fires considered to be lightning caused.

PHOTOS: Elusive ‘ghost whale’ surfaces near Campbell River

Ecotourism operator captures images of the rare white orca

Victoria mom describes finding son ‘gone’ on first day of coroners inquest into overdose death

Resulting recommendations could change handling of youth records amidst the overdose crisis

Dash-cam video in trial of accused cop killer shows man with a gun

Footage is shown at trial of Oscar Arfmann, charged with killing Const. John Davidson of Abbotsford

Suicide confirmed in case of B.C. father who’d been missing for months

2018 disappearance sparked massive search for Ben Kilmer

Eight U.S. senators write to John Horgan over B.C. mining pollution

The dispute stems from Teck Resources’ coal mines in B.C.’s Elk Valley

Threats charge against Surrey’s Jaspal Atwal stayed

Atwal, 64, was at centre of controversy in 2018 over his attendance at prime minister’s reception in India

Anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to speak in Surrey

He’s keynote speaker at Surrey Environment and Business Awards luncheon by Surrey Board of Trade Sept. 17

Otters devour 150 trout at Kootenay hatchery

The hatchery has lost close to 150 fish in the past several months

B.C. church’s Pride flag defaced for second time in 12 days

Delta’s Ladner United Church says it will continue to fly the flag for Pride month

Most Read