CityWest Community Television to Re-Broadcast Provincial Election Debates

Posted: May 04, 2017

PRINCE RUPERT/TERRACE/KITIMAT – As British Columbia moves closer to election day on May 9, CityWest Community Television has decided to re-broadcast the local election debates that occurred in Prince Rupert, Terrace, and Kitimat.

The debates will be re-broadcast on channel 310 (HD) and channel 10 on Sunday, May 7, from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

“Part of the reason we’re doing this is because we had tremendous viewership for the debates,” says Devin Wall, Community Channel Manager. “People in the North seem to be very interested in political television, so we’ll bring it to them.”

The three debates originally aired at the end of April, resulting in over 500 hours of viewing time on channels 310 and 10. As well, almost 600 online views were recorded on the community channel’s website, at

On top of that, for the first time ever, CityWest Community Television broadcast the debates on Facebook Live. There were over 3,000 views of the debates on the platform, which ultimately reached over 9,000 Facebook viewers.

“It was great to see the high viewership numbers on Facebook, as well as the lively political discussion in the comments section,” said Chris Armstrong, Director of Marketing. “We were honoured that we could play a role in the political discussion around the North.”

While CityWest is politically neutral, the company still encourages all residents of the North to vote in the provincial election on May 9.

We've been a CityWest customer for over 25 years, and there are a lot of reasons why we've stayed with them so long. Not only does CityWest have a range of great products, but they're also deeply invested in the North by employing local people and sponsoring non-profit organizations. We're proud to support a company that supports our communities so well, and we're looking forward to another 25 years.

Glenn Saunders, Cow Bay Gift Galley & Skeena Landing
Terrace / Thornhill

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