Local resident Maureen Pinkney says she will run again for mayor of the District of 100 Mile House in the municipal election this fall.
Pinkney notes she made this decision the day she didn’t succeed in her mayoral bid during the last election.
“The same issues are on the table. Nothing really has happened here in three years, except the economy has gotten worse.”
The District needs more infrastructure work done in the downtown core, she explains.
“Walking around town last year, there are potholes everywhere and there are still barely any sidewalks. I know that we’ve seen a few of them put in the last three years, but the need is that much more.”
Pinkney adds her top priorities will be getting more jobs, small industry, and a trade school in the District.
“There is no reason why the old [100 Mile House Junior Secondary] is not put into a trade school, and nobody is working on that.”
Overall, she would like to foster a positive attitude in town, and more young residents aged 20-40, she adds.
“I’d like to get an active group of mayor and council, and really work hard to get some of those things to happen right away.
“People need to get involved. I’d like to see some young people on council, and just being involved – getting out to vote. We had our lowest voter turnout ever at the last election.”
To comment to Pinkney on what you want to see improved, call 250-395-0462, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to her in person if you see her out and about.
“People need to know that this is very serious, and we need their say.”