Ahead of local government elections on Oct. 15, Sunshine Coast organizations hosted all candidate meetings and information sessions. They also distributed questionnaires to candidates. Here's where to find all of Coast Reporter's coverage and links to where you can watch the meetings yourself.
Sunshine Coast Regional District
- Halfmoon Bay Community Association hosted a meeting for Area B candidates Justine Gabias and Patrick Dickie made presentations followed by a Q&A at Coopers Green Park. The story: Halfmoon Bay hosts the SCRD’s first all candidates meeting
- Sunshine Coast Conservation Association hosted an all candidates meeting focusing on climate change. The story: Candidates event sees SCRD hopefuls agreeing on environmental issues.
- The planned Cover the Coast all candidates meeting was cancelled but Kelly Foley did interview Gabias and Dickie on matters to do with housing and homelessness. The interview is on YouTube.
Town of Gibsons
- Gibsons Chamber of Commerce hosted an all candidates meeting. The story: Housing, STRs, climate change and more discussed at Gibsons all-candidates meeting
- Sunshine Coast Conservation Association hosted a virtual all-candidates meeting focusing on climate change. The recorded event is available on YouTube.
- Cover the Coast hosted an all candidates meeting on housing and homelessness. The story: Where do Gibsons candidates stand on STRs? Candidates debate housing issues.
- Gibsons Seniors Society hosted an all candidates meeting at Harmony Hall. The story: Gibsons council candidates questioned by seniors
District of Sechelt
- Cover the Coast all candidates meeting, focusing on housing and homelessness at Seaside Centre. The event is available to watch on Facebook.
- Sunshine Coast Conservation Association hosted a virtual all candidates meeting focusing on climate change. It's available to watch on YouTube.
- Sechelt and District Chamber of Commerce held an all candidates meeting. Read the story: Sechelt candidates (mostly) attend three all candidate meetings: Here's what they had to say.
- The Davis Bay-Wilson Creek-Selma Park Community Association held an all candidates meeting. Read the story: Havies, barbs, trimming taxes? Sechelt’s final all candidates meeting held three days before election
School District 46
- School District 46 District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) held an all candidates forum for the SD46 candidates. The event is available to watch on YouTube.
- Sunshine Coast Conservation Association sent Gibsons, Sechelt and SCRD candidates five written questions regarding sustainable water supply and watershed protection, the climate caucus, environmental development permit areas, sue big oil; and adapting to and mitigating flooding. Their answers are available on the SCCA website.
- TraC sent Gibsons, Sechelt and SCRD candidates questions about where they stand on active transportation. Their responses are available on the TraC website.
Find all of Coast Reporter’s election coverage at www.coastreporter.net/2022-civic-election. Follow along on election night!