I was born, raised and educated in Trail. I am currently serving my third term as a City of Trail Councillor. Prior to being elected I was a longtime employee of Teck Metals in Trail.
There are a few challenges that I see council facing but for me the number-one would be Boundary Expansion. As everyone knows this has been a huge topic of conversation for sometime with no resolution that everyone likes, but I think with more dialogue it will happen. We are all blessed to live, work and play in a region that has it all, yet we always seem to have huge mountains to climb to accomplish goals that benefit all. When anyone visits our region for an event or as a tourist they are blown away with our facilities, ballfields and soccer fields to mention a few let alone the beauty that surrounds us and the friendliness of all the residents one meets, but yet we struggle to resolved this issue.
I am assuming you all know what the strategy to resolve this would be in only one word “amalgamation.”
The outstanding issue I would like to see resolved would be the second access to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital to accommodate our second largest employer and all those this facility serves. We are fortunate to have a regional hospital where we live. The healthcare landscape has transformed in the last decade and Trail continues to be at the forefront as a rural B.C. community. The quality of our hospital, its staff and our medical professionals is second to none. I stand behind our regional hospital as it grows to accommodate the needs of the communities it serves. I also acknowledge all those that have contributed in the past, present and future to all the causes for the continued progress of the facility. Without all of you our sustainability would be in jeopardy so I urge you all to continue your support as the legacy this leaves our younger generation our future is an achievement to be extremely proud of.