REPORTING · 22nd October 2011
Terrace Daily News
Four residents are running to represent the most significant Area of the Regional District Kitimat Stikine. This large land mass surrounds Douglas Channel, Kitimat, Terrace, and Thornhill from the very south (to Princess Royal Island including Klemtu) and west edges of the Regional Districts north to the Nisg'aa Territory and east to Cedarvale.
Their names are, Allan Lanctot, Glenn Martin, Doug McLeod and Brad Pollard.
To provide the voters some perspective we ask the following questions of each. Their responses will be posted on the Terrace Daily and linked at the end of this article.
1) The RDKS just suffered a defeat in a lawsuit involving an ongoing dispute with the manager of the MK Bay Marina. This Marina manager has been involved in a significant number of complaints. What will you do to resolve these ongoing difficulties?
2) Dutch Valley is in a precarious flooding dilemma whereby it appears as if the Kalum River is about to cut a swath right through the middle of the residential area where the RDKS recently contracted with the City of Terrace to provide a potable water system. What are your comments and how would you address this problem?
3) Your direct area of responsibility will be the lands and shoreline of the entire Tanker route within the RD should the pipeline proceed and crude oil tankers begin arriving. What will you do to protect the habitat of this region and what is your stance on the Enbridge pipeline proposal?
4) Forceman Ridge has been studied to be used as a regional landfill. Residents of Lakelse Lake are worried the refuse will produce runoff, which will eventually end up in Lakelse Lake. Please address these concerns.
5) Mount Layton Hotsprings has been studied as a source for Geo Thermal Power and recently the Provincial Government has agreed to a drilling exclusion zone around the resort. What are your thoughts on both resources, Geothermal and the resort?
6) Shames Mountain is also within the Area you have chosen to represent. Please offer your thoughts on the recent developments and the future of the Shames Mountain Ski Hill.