Candidate seeks return

A FORMER Kitimat-Stikine regional director is running again to give some direction to its board.

  • Nov. 11, 2011 6:00 p.m.


A FORMER Kitimat-Stikine regional director is running again to give some direction to its board.

Les Watmough wants to continue what he was working on before being defeated in Area E, Thornhill, by Ted Ramsey in 2008.

He believes the regional district needs someone to steer it in the right direction and because he likes to be involved in what’s going on.

“The regional district is a big, big power. There’s lots of things going down and it’s got to be steered in the right direction,” he said, adding there was no one at the helm currently.

“It’s not being steered at all.”

To do that, he said he will continue to speak his mind and look at a couple of issues in particular.

“Log exports are still going out and we’re not saying anything,” he said, adding Enbridge’s planned Northern Gateway oil pipeline is also an important issue.

Watmough has been here since 1953 and has been a consistent presence in Thornhill for years.

He worked “everywhere,” including construction, mostly in the logging industry and was working for Skeena Cellulose when he retired.

Before losing in the 2008 election, Watmough spent 25 years on and off representing Area E on the regional district board.

Watmough was chairman of the drive to bring 911 service to the regional district.

He was also involved  in the Woodland Heights Water Services, installing street lights through Thornhill, sewer systems, water systems, bus service and the Thornhill fire hall.

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