Want to know more about what the municipal candidates are thinking?
Plan to attend Pulse Pictou County’s Pints and Politics candidates’ forum in each community leading up to the municipal elections on October 15.
All of the Pints and Politics events will run 7 to 9 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.
“It’s all about community engagement. We want to see more people get involved and interested with all levels of government,” says Pulse Pictou County’s Amanda Hill.
Candidates will have a few minutes each to speak and introduce themselves and the remainder of the night will consist of getting to have one-on-one chats with the candidates and getting to ask the questions you personally are concerned about.
“We are certainly encouraging those aged 20 to 40 to come out, our demographic, but everyone is invited to these events as long as you are 19 and over.”
Electronic voting will begin October 3, so these events will take place the week prior.
► Monday, September 26: Merigomish School House for Pictou East, Stellarton Legion for Stellarton
► Tuesday, September 27: Whitetail Pub and Grill for Westville and Glasgow Square for New Glasgow
► Wednesday, September 28: Trenton fire hall for Trenton and Fat Tony’s for Pictou
► Thursday, September 29: Caribou fire hall for Pictou West
“Everyone we’ve spoken to has been extremely excited to be part of this, including the venues,” notes Hill. “PULSE Pictou County wants to create a more connected and informed community. What’s more important is we want the youth in the community to have a voice. This is an opportunity to come out, get involved, and become aware of community issues. And if we can increase voter turnout that’s even better.”