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?
John FykeCouncillorYESYESYES
Vern GustafsonCouncillor
June McMillianCouncillorYESNOYES
George MeierCouncillor
Colin MossCouncillor
Gerald WagnerCouncillor
Leonard CasleyMayor

Track Record

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

CandidateTrack Record
John FykeI’ve been involved with Ecosociety, Ecojustice, WestCoast Environmental Law for years in the ongoing effort to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and the positive ecosystem effects such a movement would promote. I’ve spoken at organized community speakers nights on the current effects of climate change, how global warming works and what future is predicted locally and globally if the current fossil fuel regime continues unchange. My son was a climate modeller at the US National Lab in Los Alamos, New Mexico and has given me good insight into the latest predicted scenarios and consequences. I’ve included my supportive stance on 100% Renewables by 2050 in my published platform (Valley Voice) and stated the same objectives in the New Denver all candidates forum Oct. 3/2018. To protect old growth forest and valley ecosystems, I’ve been part of the Jumbo Glacier protest/observation camp for two 1 week sessions during the times when the developer was making a ridiculous and futile last minute attempt to demonstrate ‘substantial start’.
Vern Gustafson
June McMillian
George Meier
Colin Moss
Gerald Wagner
Ann BunkaBeen on Council for 16 years, 9 as Councilor, 7 as Mayor. Moved many years ago to have Arbour Days rather than burning yard waste. This is chipped/composted on a Village site and is a successful program. Working to partner with neighbouring village. Village owns and operates Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre which is a National Historic site and displays a powerful statement about social injustice which is important and relevant in today’s world. We carry this message wherever we can and encourage school tours.
Leonard Casley

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