Cullen kicks off third riding-wide economic tour in Smithers
January 10th, 2011 - 11:39am
SMITHERS– Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen will launch his third annual tour on the economy this week, starting Wednesday in Smithers and wrapping up eight communities later in Houston on Feb. 26.
“I look forward to doing these every year,” Cullen said today. “It’s why I got into politics, to connect directly with people on the issues that matter to them and then work to help make things happen.”
The theme for this year’s economic forums is renewing the northwest and supporting economic growth. Community leaders will work with small groups to discuss how economic projects of value currently in the works can be moved forward, and how possible projects on the horizon can be supported by residents and elected officials.
Participants will also explore whether ideas from the forums can be supported by the Renewal Northwest, a self-organizing, non-partisan collective founded by Cullen two years ago that aims to identify and foster sustainable development opportunities in Northwest BC.
Cullen is co-hosting a number of this year’s economic forums with area MLAs. Skeena MLA Robin Austin will join Cullen in Kitimat and Terrace while North Coast MLA Gary Coons will help to present the Prince Rupert forum
Everyone is welcome to attend these free forums, which last two hours. Cullen noted a variety of ideas and perspectives are needed to build creative and lasting economic initiatives across the Northwest.
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Contact: Shelley Browne (250) 877-4142, firstname.lastname@example.org
Economic Forums: Communities and Dates:
Jan. 12, 7-9pm, Old Church, SMITHERS
Jan. 14, 7-9pm, River Lodge Recreation Centre, KITIMAT
Jan. 15, 2-4pm, Public Library, PRINCE RUPERT
Jan. 23, 2-4pm, Elks Hall, TERRACE
Feb. 12, 10am-noon, Heritage Centre, BURNS LAKE
Feb 12, 3-5pm, Seniors Centre, FORT ST. JAMES
Feb. 25, 7-9pm, Mountainview United Church, HAZELTON
Feb, 26, 2-4pm, Houston Seniors Centre, HOUSTON