Larry Walker – candidate for Area I Regional Director

Larry Walker – candidate for Area I Regional Director

  • Nov. 17, 2011 5:00 a.m.

Larry Walker

I believe that when communities can govern by consensus, everyone benefits.  The decisions that are made in and by government affect all of us, whether we live in the rural or the urban area. The beneficial use of land is just as important to the citizen of each area.

The need by people for medical service, for example, doesn’t stop at the boundaries of the city. The need for food production is essential to both areas. Similarly, the rural area benefits from the development of industry and business.

Accurate and timely information is equally important to all if beneficial and practical decisions are to be made. The use of that information must be focused on tolerance, respect for the opinions of others, practical consideration for all who are affected, and, most importantly, a firm understanding that decisions will be reached with reasonable speed.

If we are to progress toward the goal of having a sustainable lifestyle in this area in which it is our privilege to live, we must work together, be prepared to share our thoughts and ideas in a supportive atmosphere, and be open to discussion and debate.  I believe as a community, wildfire protection, water quality and its use are important issues.

We should see investment in our fire departments, transit services and local recreation. A lot of money is being proposed for the RDCK Resource Recovery plan.  How is this going to be implemented and what is its effect on our area? It would be good to see the electronic social media program promoted by the RDCK become a success from our residents’ participation.  These are some of the many issues which are going to affect us and help us.

I respectfully request your support to become your Regional Director, and if I am successful, your help in making fair and effective decisions.

 

-Larry Walker

 

Just Posted

South Slocan woman killed in Friday crash

Police continue to investigate cause of fatal crash

Castlegar’s Stanley Humphries School’s got talent

Talent show to be held Feb. 21 at Brilliant Cultural Centre

What’s Up: Things to see and do on Family Day

There’s plenty of fun to be had across the West Kootenay this coming long weekend!

Province announces $23 million for upgrades at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

West Kootenay-Boundary Regional Hospital District Board has yet to review the provincial proposal

Selkirk College Saints score pair of crucial wins

Stellar goaltending and timely goals lead to victory over the Vancouver Island University Mariners.

‘Just like Iron Man’: Calgary surgeon undergoes experimental spinal surgery

Dr. Richi Gill was in a freak accident on a boogie board during a family vacation in Hawaii

Ammonia leak shuts down curling club in Nelson

It’s not yet clear when the leak was detected

Moose Hide campaign takes message to Canadian schools

Campaign launches new K-12 education platform

‘Violent’ B.C. man wanted on Canada-wide warrant

Prince George man with ties to Vernon sought by police

Homicide police investigate assault turned deadly in Surrey

60-year-old man died at hospital after assault

Trudeau’s principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor

Butts categorically denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the PMO improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould

Skier injured in avalanche; snowmobiler stranded near Fernie

Fernie Search and Rescue performs two backcountry rescues in 24 hours

Deported B.C. man who came to Canada as a baby granted chance at return

Len Van Heest was deported to the Netherlands in 2017

A Mother’s Wish: Ryan Shtuka’s mother wants her son to be ‘forever known’

‍‍‍‍‍“Let me tell you a story …. it all began with a boy named Ryan”

Most Read