Hear from the candidates on the issues

Tonight is the first of three All-Candidates Meetings prior to Huu-ay-aht’s 2015 Election.

The session tonight, June 9, takes place at the Best Western Barclay, from 6 to 9 p.m. On Wednesday, June 10, candidates will gather in Anacla for the second meeting, from 4 to 7 p.m. The final All-Candidates Meeting will take place on June 19, the night before the election, at the Best Western Barclay in Port Alberni.

Election Commissioner Kit Spence will run the meeting, which will begin with a brief opening statement from each of the candidates for Chief Councillor. That will be followed with questions and a brief summary. This will take up the first hour of the meeting, and then the candidates for councillor will take the stage. The format will be the same, but they will be given the final two hours of the session.

If you cannot attend any of the All-Candidates Meetings, they will be filmed and shared with Citizens. The two Port Alberni sessions will be live streamed, and they can be found at https://livestream.com/VITVca2441774/events/4080060 (June 9) and https://livestream.com/VITVca2441774/events/4080102 (June 19).

Because of the limited Internet speed in Anacla, the session on June 10 will not be broadcast live. Instead, it will be shared on Huu-ay-aht’s YouTube site within 24 hours (https://www.youtube.com/user/HFNCommunications). There may be interruptions in the live broadcasts as well, but you don’t have to miss a thing because the two Port Alberni meetings will also be added to this site after it airs live.

Child minding will be supplied at all of the All-Candidates Meetings, and there will be snacks and refreshments available.

If you have any questions about the Election 2015, call Election Commissioner Kit Spence, 250-881-0142, or email HFN_Election_Commissioner@shaw.ca.