Regional district readies for election

REGIONAL DISTRICT of Kitimat-Stikine residents go back to the polls next month to elect directors for a three-year term.

REGIONAL DISTRICT of Kitimat-Stikine residents go back to the polls next month to elect directors for a three-year term.

So far, current board members Ted Ramsey, director of Electoral Area E , which is Thornhill, and Allan Lanctot, director of Area C, which is the area around Terrace except Thornhill, are throwing their hats into the ring.

Glenn Martin, who ran unsuccessfully against Ramsey in 2008, also has declared his intention to run.

Martin announced his intention to run for a board seat but this time for Area C, not Area E, as he acknowledges losing by a landslide to Ramsey three years ago.

He hadn’t planned to run but said Donny van Dyk and Carol Fielding, both of whom are in the local provincial Liberal constituency association party as he is, told him to put his name in.

Martin wants to work with businesses to create jobs here.

“I’ve done a lot already behind the scenes that people don’t know about,” he said, adding he had discussed the electrical line up Hwy 37 with former premier Gordon Campbell and suggested the idea of a railroad from the Yukon down to Terrace, to Kitimat and to Prince Rupert.

Martin has been living here for 15 years and right now is working installing satellite systems for Galaxy Broadband as well as being retired.

He would have more time to devote to being a regional district director as he wouldn’t be tied up with a job for eight hours a day, five days a week.

“I’m really up on  business development in the area of whatever kind and a lot of people in Terrace, believe it or not, don’t want development here. It’s always a fight it seems,” said Martin, adding people want tourism, hunting, fishing and hydroelectric projects but nothing else.

Friends of his moved to Fort St. John after not being able to find a job here.

The city has the potential to grow as big as Kamloops, he said.

Attempts to contact Ramsey and Lanctot for further comments were unsuccessful.



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