B.C. New Democrats promise renter's rebate, rent freeze as parties ready for debate

NDP Leader John Horgan pauses while responding to questions during a campaign stop, in Vancouver, on Monday, October 12, 2020. A provincial election will be held in British Columbia on October 24. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

NDP Leader John Horgan is paying a visit to Penticton on Saturday, precisely one week before the provincial election.

He’s scheduled to speak to some families at the Safety Village on Edmonton Avenue at 2:15 p.m., then head to Slackwater Brewing to meet with some health-care workers and do media interviews.

The events aren't open to the public due to COVID-19 precautions.

The Safety Village is part of Kiwanis Park, site of a new $2.9-million daycare for which funding was announced in mid-September by Horgan’s NDP government.

The facility, which will be a partnership between the City of Penticton and OneSky Resources, is expected to have space for 116 kids.

Horgan rolls into Penticton with a 16-point lead over the Liberals, according to an Angus Reid Institute poll released Friday.