Q: What do you think is the biggest challenge facing the next Sparwood mayor and council?
A: I think environment issues will be a challenge for the next council. Selenium is a hot topic and the next council will have to be diligent in setting up meetings with Teck to ensure water quality in our rivers and drinking water is not being compromised. With the expansion of Baldy Ridge our residents will be concerned about dust control. Over the years I think due somewhat to climate change I can definitely see the change in wind patterns which accounts for a lot of the dust which can influence our air quality.