Questions: Conservative candidate Mel Arnold

North Okanagan-Shuswap candidates respond to the News' questions of the week.

  • Oct. 7, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Mel Arnold

Question 1: What are your ideas for improving the local economy?

I plan to have an open-door policy to work with all levels of government and business so we can find ways to expand existing opportunities and bring in new ideas.  Our government’s low tax plan encourages business to invest in capital and human resources, and will complement the advantages we have here in our lifestyle, education, transportation, marketing systems and a workforce that is ready to make it happen.  I will advocate strongly for continuing programs that assist in research and training so this area can be a leader in new opportunities and job creation.

Question 2: Shuswap Lake is at the heart of life in this riding. How will you act to protect this resource?

I have experienced the changes in and around Shuswap Lake and, while we can’t stop progress, I believe we can manage it and reduce any negative impact by using the most effective tool we have: education.  Pollution and the threat from invasive species can often be prevented by educating stakeholders and the public to prevent an incident in the first place.  I will also advocate for stronger enforcement of laws already in place to protect not just Shuswap Lake but all of our water resources.

 

 

 

 

Just Posted

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

Accused Shuswap drug smuggler to be extradited

Supreme Court of Canada upholds extradition order for accused Shuswap drug smuggler, Colin Martin

Police issue warrant for Sicamous man

Sheldon Odd wanted for theft under $5,000

Trustee to consider opening outdoor school in September

Staff recommend South Canoe School re-open with a new district program

Okanagan’s first Christmas was cold and bleak

Father Pandosy and his crew likely spent their first Christmas cold and hungry

Holiday Train rolls through the Shuswap

Hundreds of people have gathered in Sicamous, Canoe and Salmon Arm for… Continue reading

What’s happening

Find out about the events happening in your community this weekend

Interior Health holding immunization clinic in Vernon Saturday

IH issues list of Okanagan meningococcal immunization clinics

Court denies WestJet’s bid to toss out discrimination lawsuit of former worker

Mandalena Lewis is suing WestJet over allegations of gender-based discrimination

Tim Hortons owners honoured

Sicamous Tims owners Jonathan and Nicholas Dow receive Inclusive Employer Award

VIDEO: 3 months later, rescued sea lion released back into ocean

The young animal was found in Campbell River three months ago

ERS band students swing in the season with Winter Concert

Show features mix of modern numbers and Christmas classics

One convicted, two cleared in 2014 deaths of men in B.C.’s Cariboo

Andrew Jongbloets convicted of manslaughter in deaths of Matthew Hennigar, 23 and Kalvin Andy, 22

AHUS patient Shantee Anaquod is home for Christmas

Less than a month after receiving first dose of $750K drug, 23 year old healthy enough to go home

Most Read