Meet the candidate: CRD Area E (South Lakeside/Dog Creek) Angie Delainey

CANDIDATE: Q&A

Angie Delainey is seeking a seat on the CRD, after winning a byelection in April. She is a mother, business owner and former chair of the Downtown Business Association.

What do you think are the top issues for your CRD area?

Wildfire safety and long term planning for interface, recycling and solid waste management, developing positive relationships with our First Nation neighbours, Elser Road Project, the Dog Creek Slide area and pedestrian safety and improved access to trails for runners, walkers, cyclists, and wheelchairs.

Why do you want to be a CRD director?

I am invested in this community having lived here all my life I want to support growth in our region. I co-own and operate a business in the downtown core and wish to be a part of the conversation to move our town and region forward through collaboration, strategic planning and excellent communication.

What previous experience do you bring to the table?

I bring 10 years of customer service through Delainey’s Lock & Key, 10 years with BC Building Corporation as a maintenance person, Services Supervisor and Project Manager. I have served 5 years on the Downtown Business Association and have co-owned and operated Satya Yoga Studio for almost 8 years.

What would you do to attract and retain doctors in the Cariboo Regional District?

By continuing to participate in supporting recruitment and retention plans like Tic Toc Find a Doc. Create solutions for housing and work with community partners on a over arching recruitment strategy for all professions.

What are your ideas to keep rural communities thriving with strong economies?

Advocacy for rural communication, connectivity, and health care infrastructure. Create conditions that are attractive to residence and businesses.

What role does the Cariboo Regional District play in relationship to all other levels of government, including First Nations governments, federal, provincial and municipal government?

The Regional District provides the political and administrative framework necessary for municipalities and electoral areas to collaborate in the delivery of sub-regional government services. It acts as a voice that can heard through the NCLGA (North Central Local Government Association) and UBCM (Union of BC Municipalities) on issues that the federal and provincial government need to hear.

How has your area moved forward since the 2017 wildfires?

There has been collaboration on the Community Wildfire Protection Plan for Williams Lake as well as participation in the terms and conditions for the Esketemc Wildfire Recovery Management Plan as well a shared values workshop coming up at the end of the month. A plan for the Esler Road project to connect the sports complex to Highway 20 is in the preliminary stage and will require community support as well as the Boards support to seek Federal grants to cover the cost of the project.

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