Q: What do you think is the biggest challenge facing the next Sparwood mayor and council?
A: To single out one challenge is a futile exercise. Sparwood has many issues of importance that will challenge its newly elected officials. There is, for example, the issue of what some are dryly dubbing “the tunnel to nowhere.” Plus there are systemic challenges, such as affordable housing for an invisible minority, or visibility of arts and heritage, or the lack of a robust retail sector, or a golf course that has not been built. All are important and need council’s attention. Having said that, there is something positive that should be on everyone’s radar; Sparwood’s up-coming 50th anniversary.