I was born, raised and schooled in Kamloops and have been married for more than 39 years. Our family settled here over 113 years ago, in 1913.
I’ve been the owner of Ray’s Lock And Key Service for over 35 years and, for six years, have been the president of the Kamloops Multicultural Society, better known for our Canada Day celebrations on July 1st. I’m also on the seniors board at the Centre for Seniors Information and also a past North Shore Rotarian.
My focus for this election will be on creating jobs and opportunity for our young adults to help keep them at home to be with their spouses and raise their children instead of having to go elsewhere to earn a decent living away from their families.
We can achieve this by attracting more business and making it easier for business to set up in Kamloops. With our affordable housing and lifestyle, along with our university, we have the labour force at our fingertips for companies to draw upon to grow their business.
This is what companies are looking for. We need to have the space for business to set up shop and grow. We need to build commercial space for these companies to set up in. If we build it, they will come.