Candidates face off in second forum

At the risk of editorializing, this is a snapshot of a two and a half hour forum. I strongly encourage everyone to watch the forum on Channel 10 at five or eight p.m. on November 12 or 13 to hear everything the candidates had to say. Now on to the post:

For the second time in a week, candidates seeking office in the 2008 Prince Rupert municipal election gathered to answer questions on issues facing the community during a November 9 forum.

The forum, which was attended by all of the candidates except Jason Shellenberg who was said to be sick, consisted of four questions endorsed by the editors of both print media in town as the questions most pressing for the community that were to be answered by everyone in a randomly drawn order. And while the format brought out some agreement amongst those vying for office, it also illustrated some differing opinions on the future of Prince Rupert. … 89119.html