Richard Cannings, NDP Candidate for South Okanagan-West Kootenay, will be hosting a Meet the Candidate event at his Castlegar campaign office on Monday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m.
Media are invited to attend and opportunities for an interview and pictures will be available. His campaign office is located at 2109 Columbia Ave. (across from Canadian Tire).
Cannings has served for over a decade on the BC Environmental Appeal Board and for eight years as a co-chair on the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada.
Cannings is the author of a dozen award-winning books on the natural history of British Columbia and was named BC’s Biologist of the Year by the Association of Professional Biologists in 1996. In 2008, he was named an Honorary Fellow of Okanagan College for his work. Currently, Cannings has his own biology consulting business, works for Bird Studies Canada coordinating surveys on the status of Canada’s bird populations, and serves as a director on the BC board of the Nature Conservancy of Canada.