The M-P for South Okanagan-West Kootenay feels housing is the main local issue leding up to the September 20th federal election. Richard Cannings said qualified job seekers can't find affordable housing and there isn't enough supportive accomodation for the riding's vulnerable population.
The post spoke to his personal initiative that sees the Councillor make and wear red and yellow ribbons to represent his vaccination status; an effort to express visible civic pride in Canada’s public health system.
The City of Trail is going ahead with the majority of the Butler Park project this year. The entire $1.64 million plan includes installing the poles, electrical and lighting this year with the protective netting being added in early 2022.
Local COVID-19 cases have climbed dramatically. New weekly records were set in four areas last week with 117 positive tests in Nelson, giving the area a three week total of 242. Creston added 49, Castlegar 34 and Trail 21.
The Conservative representative says while he had expected to be heading back to parliament as normal this September with a focus on rebuilding the economy and recovering from the health crisis, he intends to make the best of the situation and come up with plan that can work for all Canadians.