He loves living here

THE INCUMBENT director for Area C on the Kitimat-Stikine regional district says he can be a strong rural presence on the board.

  • Nov. 7, 2011 5:00 a.m.

ALLAN LANCTOT

THE INCUMBENT director for Area C on the Kitimat-Stikine regional district, which takes in Lakelse Lake and the rural area north of Terrace, says he can be a strong rural presence on the board.

“Other people are running who are the municipal type of people. I think it’s important to have someone who is rural and has a rural perspective,” said Allan Lanctot.

“I’m not knocking the other guys who are running. I’m just suggesting someone who is rural and thinks rural to get a rural perspective on the regional district board.”

Lanctot says a sewer system is needed at Lakelse Lake.

He believes the Forceman Ridge landfill plan is an “extremely good idea” but is in the wrong place – it should be out at the Thornhill dump instead.

Finishing a partnership with the Haisla on the MK Marina would be great, he added.

Lanctot has not voiced an opinion on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline plan.

“I’m waiting for the National Energy Board to make its decision,” he said.

Even if the pipeline plan does get approval and is judged to be in the national interest, the regional district authority has no authority one way or the other, Lanctot added.

Lanctot has lived here since 1980 and runs a power engineer recruiting company from his home at Lakelse Lake. “I’ve been here for 30 years. I’m one of those who came for two or five years and didn’t plan on staying,” he said.

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