CandidateOfficeIf elected, will you support the transition to 100% renewable energy no later than 2050?If elected, will you support the protection of old growth forest in the West Kootenays?If elected, will you support the continued operation of your local farmers’ market in or closest to your community?
Geoffrey Halliday Councillor
Michael Halliday CouncillorYESYESYES
Kellie KnollCouncillorYESYESYES
Robert Lang Councillor
Maureen Leathwood CouncillorYESYESYES
John Rasmussen Councillor
Henry Van Mil Councillor
Suzan Hewat Mayor
Patrick Mackle Mayor
Andy Shadrack MayorYESYESYES

Track Record

Candidates’ highlight their track record on any other environmental or social justice issues they have already taken action on.

CandidateTrack Record
Geoffrey Halliday
Michael Halliday1. My family and I eat Organic, our 4 Border Collies enjoy home-made Organic dog food, and we have owned and operated an Organic farm and produce, eggs and Organic products box scheme, gate and market sales and offered free on-site education. Several doctors referred patients to us for nutritious food. We also ran a series of articles on Organic living and the use of herbs in our small-press magazine. 2. When running Provincially in 2013! I spoke out against farmed salmon and supported the David Suzuki Foundation by purchasing and lending out several videos on farmed salmon. Even now I occasionally wear my Vote Wild Salmon pin. 3. I have always strongly advocated social justice, social issues and environmental consciousness. I currently sit on the Board of Directors of the Kaslo Housing Society, and our family are members of Friends Of The Lardeau River.
Kellie KnollVillage council has successfully lobbied Fortis to convert all our street lights to LED, the Village started the process by replacing there own lights in the downtown core with LED. The council has also supported a motion to leave foreshore natural debris in place to help prevent foreshore erosion and to assist wildlife. I have also supported motions to ban single use plastics and to give equal rights to the environment.
Robert Lang
Maureen LeathwoodDuring my previous years on Council I supported our communities Food Charter as part of our Official Community Plan. I also supported the lease of the Saturday Market in our community. In my own practice as a teacher I support using local resources
and teach the students about sustainability, protecting our water resources and reducing our carbon footprint.
John Rasmussen
Henry Van Mil
Suzan Hewat
Partick Mackle
Andy ShadrackA former three term Director for Area D (2005-2014), Andy served as Regional District Central Kootenay’s Chair of Rural Affairs, on the Emergency Planning Executive, Vice President and then President of the Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments (2010-2014), and on the Union of BC Municipalities Small Water System Working Group, and the UBCM Executive’s Healthy Communities and Environment Standing Committees (2012-2014). Andy received the 2015 Kootenay Conservation Program Conservation Leadership Award:
“For 28 years…[as] a champion for conservation in the Kootenays…[,including] the establishment of the Kootenay Lake Local Conservation fund…which will see over $1 million invested…over ten years.”
Previous to that Shadrack was part of the original initiating group that helped form the Kootenay Lake Stewardship Partnership, and currently he Co-Chairs the North Kootenay Lake Water Monitoring Project while also serving on the Fraser Basin Council-sponsored Climate Risk Network.

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