Props to high school students in election

The kids at Alberni District Secondary School did right by candidates in the election, one reader says.

To the Editor,

I would like to thank everyone who supported and helped me in my bid for a seat on city council. Although I was unsuccessful in this, my first try, I am not discouraged in placing ninth out of a field of 19.

I would especially like to thank and commend Ms. Ostwald and her civics class for sponsoring the all candidates meeting at Alberni District Secondary School. It was well organized and I particularly liked the format where each candidate was given several opportunities to respond to questions. I think it would be great if this was a start of a tradition of having ADSS students sponsoring candidates ‘meetings during every election.

This election may be over but I would encourage all participants to stay engaged in our local community democratic processes.

Bill Randles,

Port Alberni