Council candidate: Christine Martin, Village of Port Alice

Village of Port Alice: Martin, Christine — council candidate

  • Nov. 5, 2014 7:00 a.m.

Christine Martin

My name is Christine Martin and I hope to be elected as a councillor for the Village of Port Alice. My husband and I moved to Port Alice in 1980 and raised our daughters here. I worked part-time as an office clerk for Port Alice Insurance Agencies until the business was sold and then as the office secretary for CEP Local 514 during the dark and lean times between the bankruptcy of Western Pulp and the eventual takeover by Neucel. I resigned my position in 2010 to pursue other interests.

Port Alice is and always will be a small town and we cannot offer the amenities that larger centres can; but, rather than dwelling on the negative, I prefer to focus on the positive. We have a tightly knit community that is surrounded by natural beauty, with plenty of affordable housing and virtually no crime. These attributes make Port Alice attractive to young families and seniors alike.

If elected, I would promote and maintain what is unique about our village while being open to new opportunities as they arise. I strongly believe in being fiscally responsible with taxpayer’s money. The pulp mill may not always be here and council should be prudent with its financial resources.

I have the interest and the time to devote to being a councillor and I respectfully ask for your vote.

 

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