Five Kelowna-Lake Country candidates participated in a two-hour forum on environmental issues Thursday at Okanagan College as part of the 100 Debates on the Environment.

Organized by a non-partisan group, similar events were simultaneously held across Canada. Questions dealt mostly with climate change and other environmental issues.

Participants in Kelowna-Lake Country were Travis Ashley (Green), John Barr (Peopleā€™s party), Stephen Fuhr (Liberal), Justin Kulik (NDP) and independent Daniel Joseph. Conservative Tracy Gray was invited to participate but did not attend.

A similar event, organized by First Things First Okanagan, is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Penticton Lakeside Resort and will involve candidates in the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding.