By Keith McNeill
Hi, my name is Debbie Sherman and I am running in the Oct. 15, 2022 municipal election. I have a background in community support and am a certified education assistant. I enjoy being part of our Barriere community and working for the North Thompson Activity Center Society.
I was raised in a small town in Nova Scotia and Barriere reminds me of home.
1) The most relevant skill I have is communication and organizing. I have been on committees to help with different functions.
2) The biggest issue that is facing the community is the steady growth. How I intend to tackle this issue is to work with all council members to come up with more resources to support the growth. Fire protection, more affordable housing.
3) North Thompson communities and smaller communities need to be more of a priority from the federal government. Coming from a small community, in my experience big city issues get dealt with first.
4) Communities should have a sit-down with the health minister of B.C. and brainstorm on how we can change policies to get our paramedics back in the drivers’ seats, as well as our doctors, nurses, and all healthcare professionals back to work. Thank you for your consideration.
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