Kelowna firefighters endorse incumbents in upcoming civic election

City firefighters also throw their support behind newcomer Loyal Wooldridge

Kelowna firefighters are giving their bosses a vote of confidence.

Saying they are supporting those who support them, Kelowna Professional Firefighters are endorsing all eight incumbents who are running for re-election to Kelowna city council.

In a facebook post, the local chapter of the International Association of Firefighters has thrown its support behind incumbent Mayor Colin Basran and incumbent Councillors, Brad Sieben, Charlie Hodge, Mohini Singh, Ryan Donn, Gail Given, Maxine DeHart and Luke Stack. And it is supporting newcomer Loyal Wooldridge for the seat to be vacated by departing city Councillor Tracy Gray.

Gray has announced she will seek the federal Conservative nomination in Kelowna-Lake Country.

The Kelowna firefighters usually endorse candidates in the civic election and are calling on the public to “vote for public safety” in the upcoming election.

The firefighters and the city agreed to a seven-year contract in 2015, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2013. The deal ggave firefighters annual raises of 2.5 per cent and will end Dec. 31, 2019. Dispatch and administrative staff received annual increases of 1.25 per cent over the seven-year term of the contract.

The civic election is Oct. 20 and the first chance to vote is Oct. 10 when the first advance polls will be held.

Wooldridge, one of 22 candidates vying for the eight available councillor positions in Kelowna in the upcoming election, responded that he was “beyond grateful” for the support from the firefighters.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Yellow Vest movement rallied in Vernon Saturday

Protesters took to the steps of the Vernon courthouse Saturday.

Lake Country first responses given meal as thank you

Firefighters were given a free meal this week

Lake Country non-profit asks for meat donations this Christmas

A power outage left All Are Family Outreach without a freezer

Yellow Vest movement rallied in Vernon Saturday

Protesters took to the steps of the Vernon courthouse Saturday.

Yellow Vest movement rallied in Vernon Saturday

Protesters took to the steps of the Vernon courthouse Saturday.

Man dies after falling from B.C. bridge

Intoxicated man climbed railing, lost his balance and fell into the water below

B.C. animation team the ‘heart’ of new ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

The animators, largely based in Vancouver, ultimately came up with a creative technique that is drawing praise

Light at the end of the tunnel for UN climate talks

Meeting in Katowice was meant to finalize how countries report their emissions of greenhouses gases

Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame

Radiohead, the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies will also be ushered in at the 34th induction ceremony

Supreme Court affirms privacy rights for Canadians who share a computer

Section 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects Canadians against unreasonable search and seizure

B.C. fire chief pleads with Ottawa for traumatic stress support

Campbell River fire chief Thomas Doherty presented concerns to federal government

‘I practically begged’: Kootenay woman with breast cancer denied referral to Calgary

Breast cancer patient left to fight disease alone after being denied referral to Calgary

Most Read