Michele Babchuk (BC NDP), Norm Facey (BC Liberal), Alexandra Morton (BC Green) and John Twigg (Conservative) took to the Tidemark Theatre stage Oct. 13 to introduce themselves to the communities they’re looking to represent and have their say on some of the questions that matter to local constituents. (Screenshot from Live Stream)

Michele Babchuk (BC NDP), Norm Facey (BC Liberal), Alexandra Morton (BC Green) and John Twigg (Conservative) took to the Tidemark Theatre stage Oct. 13 to introduce themselves to the communities they’re looking to represent and have their say on some of the questions that matter to local constituents. (Screenshot from Live Stream)

North Island candidates take the Tidemark stage for sole Campbell River forum

The seats of the theatre were empty, but many watched live on CR Mirror’s Facebook page

The first – and only – Campbell-River-based all-candidates meeting of the 2020 provincial election took place at the Tidemark Theatre last week.

Unlike previous elections, the seats of the Tidemark were empty, but thanks to the Tidemark technical staff, the Campbell River Mirror was able to livestream the event.

The four candidates – Michele Babchuk (BC NDP), Norm Facey (BC Liberal), Alexandra Morton (BC Green) and John Twigg (Conservative) – took to the stage to introduce themselves to the communities they’re looking to represent and respond to questions from moderator Mary Ruth Snyder of the Campbell River and District Chamber of Commerce.

Topics ranged from how the candidates feel about the future of fish farms on our coast to housing affordability and homelessness issues, healthcare, education and increasing connectivity to rural communities.

The candidates each also had the opportunity to ask one question of a fellow candidate.

While those portions of the evening were taking place, Campbell River Mirror staff were monitoring the Facebook live feed for audience questions, and selected a sample of those questions for the candidates to address for the final section of the night. The entire event was recorded and is currently online on the Tidemark Theatre’s YouTube channel, the Chamber of Commerce’s YouTube Channel, Shaw Spotlight Channel Four as well as on our website, www.campbellrivermirror.com.

There is also another set of election stories in this edition of the Mirror to help you know what you need to know before General Voting Day, which is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 24 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The full list of polling locations within this story at campbellrivermirror.com, or you can use the Elections BC “Where To Vote” app at wheretovote.elections.bc.ca