Wickstrom is welcome

Port McNeill residents call for voters to embrace change.

 

Dear editor,

A statement for a new direction:

At the all candidates meeting in Port McNeill, Graham MacDonald, a councillor candidate, made a very direct statement, “Port McNeill has low self-esteem.” Why would he say that?  It is our belief that he was referring to fearing change of any kind. We seem to appear to be afraid of empowering ourselves into making decisions which will affect our future in this community.

 

The only thing that is constant in our lives is change. A sustainable future demands change.  If we remain stagnant, we lose people, businesses, school children, health services, care for the elderly and the ability to conduct our town business. Our sidewalks will be in a state of disrepair, there will be no place to walk your dog off-leash, the waterfront will continue to be an issue, aging municipal buildings will continue to haunt the community that we love and call home.

 

Of all the places in B.C., we have chosen to live and work here for many years. We would love it if others considered doing the same. The sweeter the drinking water, the more breathable the air; the longer and more healthy a life we will all lead.

 

We have these commodities in spades, let’s not keep it a secret, let’s share it!

 

There are two candidates running for Mayor in the Town of Port McNeill. In our very considered opinion there is only one candidate who stands out.

 

We are looking for someone who supports sustainable change and has a balanced approach. We want someone who will listen, consult and consider prior to enacting change. Someone who believes in transparency, inclusiveness, is approachable and committed to empowering the people of Port McNeill.

After carefully considering what both candidates have to offer there is no doubt in our minds that the clear choice is Gaby Wickstrom.

 

Gaby is a champion of managed growth for a better future. Gaby believes in economic development by opening the town doors to companies and small businesses that show care for our environment and who are willing to contribute to the success of Port McNeill with jobs and paying their own way.

We strongly believe that those over 18 know that their vote can change the direction of Port McNeill and we encourage you come out and vote. You have the key to unlock the door of opportunity for new beginnings.

 

It is our belief that if you choose to elect Gaby Wickstrom as our Mayor, under Gaby’s very careful stewardship, council can begin anew to deliver an honest and compelling four years of leadership. With the younger citizens of our community contributing to this new direction, our community cannot fail.

 

So please, everyone, come out to vote on November 15th at the town office so you can be a part of creating a new and vibrant Port McNeill. Embrace the future with vigor and understanding knowing that change will come as necessity requires it to happen.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Chris Stewart & Craig Murray

 

Longtime residents of Port McNeill.

 

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