Q&A with the candidates: Part 2

How do you envision working with the municipality to help boost interest in this area of the riding?

  • May. 9, 2013 11:00 a.m.

Question 2:

Harrison Hot Springs relies heavily on tourist activity to maintain its business economy. How do you envision working with the municipality to help boost interest in this area of the riding?

Michael Henshall:

Harrison Hot Springs is a very popular area that people are naturally drawn to. With a robust economy that can be realized with the right government there is ample money in the economy for spending on local tourism. As for international tourism, a provincial government has the responsibility to be diplomatic to retain good relations with countries who’s citizens would like to visit and spend their tourism dollars here. I believe upgrades to the Lougheed Hwy and proper maintenance of existing roadways into Harrison are important factors in attracting tourists from the city. I would advocate for ongoing maintenance of our local parks (ie. Hicks Lake) and the stocking of trout in some lakes like Hicks. I would be willing to meet, listen and work with locals and local representatives to develop a plan for the areas prosperity.

Ryan McKinnon:

In order to boost the local tourist industry in small communities, I would work close with Chamber of Commerce members as well as local business owners to help navigate through the red tape that plagues new and evolving ideas from becoming a reality.

Gwen O’Mahony :

A BC NDP government will support Destination BC as BC’s industry-led, formula-funded tourism marketer and will stimulate the growth of our creative and film sectors. I am committed to working with municipalities and regional tourism boards to promote tourism, and will promote Harrison Hot Springs as an ideal setting for filming, for conferences and for family vacations.

Laurie Throness:

Tourism is a priority for BC Liberals – it’s one of the five pillars of BC’s Jobs Plan.  There are many tourists who come to Harrison for the day without availing themselves of the many amenities provided by local business owners, such as restaurants.  I would like to consult with the community on ways to lengthen the stay of the average tourist, as well as marketing more broadly the great attractions Harrison Hot Springs has to offer.

 

 

 

Just Posted

POLL: How should Harrison deal with goose poop?

Monday’s council meeting raised questions about the best way to handle waste around the beach

Sts’ailes First Nation to vote on land code

Land Code would remove nation from 34 sections of Indian Act

KPU campuses go smoke-free starting Jan. 21 – and that includes vaping

‘We didn’t make this decision lightly’ says prez of the Surrey-based institution

Trial begins for man charged with 2010 murder of Mandy Johnson

Langley single mom was fatally shot while in vehicle in Abbotsford

Water upgrade work starts in Harrison

Participation compulsory for impacted properties

Find Your Fit tour comes to Agassiz

Gives students hands-on experience with career-planning tools

Winter storm coming to B.C. this weekend

The bets are on as to how much snow the province will actually get in the coming days

B.C. civil rights group files complaint about RCMP arrest of man who later died

Dale Culver, a 35-year-old Indigenous man was arrested in Prince George last July

Lawyer says former B.C. government aide ‘barely guilty’ in ethnic vote scandal

Brian Bonney pleaded guilty to a breach of trust charge

Quite a few tears as homemade quilts distributed to residents of Ashcroft Reserve, Boston Flats affected by last summer’s fire

Quilters in B.C. and Alberta worked through the summer and fall to create more than 100 quilts.

Teachers’ union votes for non-confidence in school board

Lack of action after embattled trustee’s comments created unsafe workplace, Chilliwack teachers claim

Island Health: No need for alarm in wake of Victoria needle-prick incidents

Three incidents in a week prompts meeting between health authority, city service providers

B.C. coast loggers celebrate history, hope for improvement

Truck Loggers Association awaits B.C. NDP government’s new direction

Global Affairs aware of report of two Canadians kidnapped in Nigeria

The foreigners were heading south from Kafanchan to Abuja when they were ambushed around Kagarko

Most Read