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Mayor Candidates Express Ideas to help Rural Communities

The latest mayoral debate featured a different twist as the concerns and issues of the rural hamlets were front and centre.

On Tuesday, around 70 people, many bused in from different communities, were at the Unifor Building downtown to listen to Allan Grandison, Tony Needham, Allan Vinni, and Don Scott as they discussed ways to help indigenous people across the RMWB.

Some of the major issues discussed included the 1995 Amalgamation Agreement, the Truth and Reconciliation Report, as well as the impacts of Bill 21 and fly-in-fly-out on both the rural and urban areas.

The one question which received different answers from each candidate was their main priority for the rural areas.

Vinni says he wants to continue to move forward with the Rural, Water, Sewer, and Road Rehabilitation project and make sure people know the project is “happening.”

“We’ve done a third of the project already and I still hear and get a sense that people think there’s some issue that we won’t do it. We’re going to do it and they will see

Meanwhile, before the four mayoral candidates spoke, 12 of the 13 people vying for one of six ward 1 seats took part in their first official debate. Each candidate was given a chance to speak on different rural issues and give
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