Candidates discuss accessibility at All Candidates Forum

Accessibility became a prominent issue at last night’s All Candidates Forum as several mayor and councillor hopefuls lamented the current accessibility levels of public buildings and roadways. Councillor candidate Warren Mears called for the installation of additional handicap parking spaces, as well as better enforcement of bylaws reserving those spaces for the disabled. [asset|aid=569|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=cff38c447055c4f9a71c988a36ee0666-Mears-Access_1_Pub.mp3] Candidate Connie Wowchuck stated she’d like to see an enforcement system similar to the one in force during her previous experience as a councillor in Saskatchewan. [asset|aid=570|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=cff38c447055c4f9a71c988a36ee0666-Wowchuck-Access_1_Pub.mp3] Incumbent councillor Bruce Christenson defended the city’s efforts thus far, saying the city was working through its accessibility issues in order of priority. [asset|aid=571|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=cff38c447055c4f9a71c988a36ee0666-Christenson-Access_1_Pub.mp3] Be sure to tune in again Thursday night as MOOSE FM broadcasts the Peace River Regional District Candidates Forum live starting at 7pm.