Setback for city mayoral candidate

Kelowna mayoral candidate Kim Ouellette explains the illness that is keeping her out of public forums and from answering questionnaires.

Kelowna mayoral candidate Kim Ouellette says the illness that is keeping her out of public forums and from answering questionnaires during the civic election campaign was caused by a serious fall.

Ouellette, who had open heart surgery a few years ago, said she fell down a flight of stairs and hurt her sternum, which doctors were concerned could be cracked.

She was to have x-rays taken Thursday. The injury has caused her breathing problems., she said.

The two-time mayoral candidate, who garnered 24 per cent of the vote in 2008, said in order to attend election forums, she  would have to take pain killers that would make her drowsy.

Earlier this week, Ouellette, who missed two mayoral all-candidates forums on Wednesday, said her illness would not interfere with her duties if she was elected mayor.

Despite her injury, Ouellette said she is staying in the race and has a Facebook page and a website with information about her campaign and contact information.

She hopes to attend the all-candidates forum in Rutland next week.


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