The Green Party is ready for the next federal election in Okanagan-Shuswap.
Vernon’s Dave Smith has been acclaimed as the party’s candidate after Chris George, of the North Shuswap, withdrew from the race for personal reasons.
“The nomination meetings will proceed to meet-the-candidate meetings,” said Greig Crockett, with the party.
The sessions will be today (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. at the Intermission Restaurant at the Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm and Friday at 7 p.m. at the Schubert Centre in Vernon.
The theme of the two sessions is “Making the transition: Conservative blue to progressive green.”
A retired accountant and consultant, Smith has worked 35 years in the forest industry in Lumby, Armstrong and Salmon Arm.