Hundreds Hear From Pembroke Council Candidates

More than 400 people filled Pembroke's Festival Hall last night to hear from the candidates seeking the city's six council seats.

A range of topics were discussed at the meeting, from recreational marijuana, to the future of the Kinsmen Pool, downtown development, the waterfront, and the fire department.

Moderator Fred Blackstein says it was a respectful and well-organized evening, and says he was impressed with the turnout.

"That's the largest turnout I've seen in the years that I've been involved", Blackstein told Star 96.7 News.

"But with so many candidates involved, if each candidates has even 10 or 20 people they've contacted, those numbers can go up quickly", he said.

17 of the 20 council candidates were on hand for last night's meeting, with some unable to attend due to illness.

On Thursday night, the focus will shift to the mayor's race.

The two candidates running for mayor will share their views at a public forum at Algonquin College's Pembroke Waterfront campus on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m.