• Chamber congratulates Harwinder Sandhu

    VERNON – The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce is ready to work with Harwinder Sandhu on matters important to local businesses and non-profits as well as the community.

    Elections B.C. has confirmed that Sandhu won the riding of Vernon-Monashee after the mail-in ballots were counted for the Oct. 24 provincial elections.

    “We congratulate Ms. Sandhu on being elected as MLA for Vernon-Monashee and we look forward to establishing a positive and constructive relationship with her,” said Krystin Kempton, Greater Vernon Chamber president.
    “The next step will be for the Chamber to reach out to Ms. Sandhu and discuss issues significant to our membership, including the need for Covid-related business support, easing the labour shortage so many employers experience and providing mental health and addiction services closer to home. As part of the government caucus, Ms. Sandhu is our direct conduit to Victoria.”
    The Chamber also wants to acknowledge Eric Foster, the outgoing MLA for Vernon-Monashee.
    “Mr. Foster has been extremely supportive of the Chamber, attending our events, advocating on our behalf and providing input on key issues. We thank him for his contributions to the community and we wish Eric well,” said Kempton.
    Also running in the election were Keli Westgate and Kyle Delfing.
    “It is not easy to put yourself out there in such a public manner, but having individuals willing to stand up for their beliefs is critical to our democratic process. Because of that, we thank all of the candidates for their participation in the election,” said Kempton.
    Richard Rolke, Communications Coordinator   
    Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce
    P: 250-545-0771              E: info@vernonchamber.ca