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Home News The Mayor of Tumbler Ridge’s plan to revitalize the community

The Mayor of Tumbler Ridge’s plan to revitalize the community

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In a written statement, the district says council had recently met with provincial ministers at the annual Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) conference in Whistler to discuss ways to better the community.

“With the help of our MLA Mike Bernier, we delivered a message that Tumbler Ridge is working on an economic action strategy that will benefit residents both in the short term and the future,” Mayor Darwin Wren writes. “We had very productive meetings with the province and secured agreements to meet again soon in Victoria to further discuss how the province can help Tumbler Ridge build a stable and diversified local economy.”

Through MLA Mike Bernier, who Mayor Wren says “has been an invaluable champion for Tumbler Ridge,” requests have been made to meet with the following ministers:

  • Minister of Energy and Mines, Bill Bennett
  • Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, Shirley Bond
  • Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Steve Thompson
  • Minister of International Trade, Teresa Wat,
  • Minister of Advanced Education, Amrik Virk
  • Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, Coralee Oakes
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Mayor Wren also says Tumbler Ridge has “some significant changes” coming its way “in the weeks and months ahead.”

“Tumbler Ridge has been through tough times before and the resiliency, sense of community, and hard work of our people has always seen us through,” Mayor Wren writes. “The month of October will provide the people of Tumbler Ridge many opportunities to get involved in taking control of our future.”

Mayor Wren concludes by asking the members of his community “to participate and help us move forward together in a positive and constructive manner.”

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