Alice Maitland, second from left. (Michael Grace-Dacosta photo)

Hazelton election: Alice Maitland

Hazelton mayoral incumbent Alice Maitland on her top priorities.

What are your top priorities?

Sound fiscal management so council is financially in the best position possible to take advantage of provincial and federal government community grants for infrastructure, safety and business support.

Build on successful relationships I have achieved with provincial governments which has finally resulted in the recently announced grant program for communities under 5,000 that is 100% provincially funded versus the 1/3 share we previously had to provide.

Complete the Upper Skeena Recreation Centre, scheduled to open later this fall, being constructed on the $15 million our council was able to secure from provincial, federal and private sources in partnership with Gitxsan Government Commission, the Gitxsan Treaty Society, the Regional District and New Hazelton.

Keep taxes low while providing the excellent services we have built such as the jointly funded and managed water and sewer systems with Gitanmaax Band.

Fight for the continuation and expansion of the services that our current residents deserve, and that attract new residents, such as Wrinch Memorial Hospital, our K-12 schools, and government agencies.

Invest in infrastructure that supports businesses and entrepreneurs like the public washroom at Polly Sargent Park, green spaces, and outdoor play areas we built that are important for tourist visits as well as great amenities for locals.

Ensure that our community remains affordable and liveable for local families while at the same welcoming newcomers who desire our quality-of-life that includes our deep web-of-connection with one another and our clean air, water and land.

As I always have, fiercely fight for our rural way of living and strongly influence decisions so that what takes place outside of our municipal boundaries closely follows our values held in our village.

Just Posted

BC’s history with railways in new book

Iron Road West contains 500 historical illustrations.

No answers on death of Jessica Patrick two months later

The RCMP and coroner has still not stated a cause of death.

Northern First Nations partnership reshaping government’s approach to reconciliation

Kaska, Tahltan and Tlingit First Nations share Premier’s Award for Innovation with ministry

Champion BVCS bumps competition

Bulkley Valley Christian School jumping for joy after winning the boy’s Grade 7-8 volleyball zones.

Tahltan First Nation to finally return home after wildfire

Roughly $12 million has been spent making the community livable again after the 1,180-square-kilometre blaze destroyed 21 homes

1st Indigenous woman to start Canadian airline looks to B.C.’s remote regions

Teara Fraser is the first Indigenous woman in Canada to start her own airline, called Iskwew Air

Bankruptcies in British Columbia on the rise

Consumer bankruptcies climbed by 6. 1 per cent in August 2018 from the same month last year.

22 public toilets in Victoria: 136 people currently peeing

World Toilet Day floats some serious health issues

Calgary Stampeders back to Grey Cup with 22-14 win over Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Calgary was favoured to win the 2017 and 2016 Grey Cups, but lost to the Toronto Argonauts and Ottawa Redblacks respectively.

‘A giant step forward’: new $10 bill featuring Viola Desmond to enter circulation

A new $10 banknote featuring Viola Desmond’s portrait will go into circulation, just over 72 years after she was ousted from the whites-only section of a movie theatre in New Glasgow, N.S.

Searchers in California wildfire step up efforts; 77 dead

Trump arrived at the oceanside conclave Saturday afternoon after visiting Northern California to survey the wildfire damage in the town of Paradise.

Trump says ‘no reason’ for him to hear Khashoggi death tape

“It’s a suffering tape, it’s a terrible tape. I’ve been fully briefed on it, there’s no reason for me to hear it,” Trump said in the interview.

Canada Post calls for ‘cooling off’ period to allow for mediated talks

The proposal came as Canada Post workers continued their rotating strikes Monday after rejecting the Crown agency’s latest offer.

Metro Vancouver homicide detectives busy after separate weekend deaths

Homicide detectives in Metro Vancouver are investigating separate cases involving two deaths they say appear to be either targeted or suspicious.

Most Read