Q: What vision do you have for Sparwood beyond the lifespan of current mining operations?
A: Sparwood thrives because of the coal mining resources in our valley. Luckily, we have coal reserves to last for many generations to come, however, it is very important that we diversify our economy to ensure that Sparwood is a thriving community for even longer than that. As a councillor, I would work on building up our tourism industry for outdoor activities like fishing, hunting and hiking. We do have great tourist attractions. We can leverage these attractions and create more through using our mined-out hills as a way to educate people about the mining industry.