The two mayoral candidates in Burns Lake had a chance to go head to head at last night’s debate.
Deanna Brown is running to bridge the gap between non-natives and natives.
“I wanna encourage community engagement and a different approach,” she says. “A First Nations perspective, I think it is really important that our communities collaborate on a partnership in all areas.”
Luke Strimbold is running for re-election because he feels he has a good thing going.
“We look at what we’ve been able to accomplish using an inclusive collaborative approach over the past three years — the new hospital, the new sawmill, the multiplex. There have been a significant number of projects, we have momentum now,” he says.
The eight council hopefuls also participated in the forum. Voters tested their knowledge on the northern gateway project and inquired about how to create a sustainable economy in the lakes district.
The election will be held on November 15.