Sally Watson – TNRD Area E candidate
1. How long have you lived in your community?
I moved to 70 Mile House from Cache Creek in 1986.
2. What is your occupation?
I work 3 days a week as a Canada Post rural suburban mail carrier out of the 70 Mile Post Office. I fill the rest of my time as an Electoral Area Director.
3. Have you done any volunteer work here? Which group(s)?
I have enjoyed being a volunteer in my communities. I have volunteered on Parent Advisory Committees, Gymkhana Clubs, Team Penning Clubs, Carriage Driving Events and was a driving force behind the creation of the Seventy Mile Access Centre and a regular volunteer for 8 years.
4. Have you served before in municipal government or on a Board of School Trustees? If yes, where, when, and for how long?
I have served as a Director for TNRD Area E since 2002
5. Which issues are most important to you?
Communication is our biggest challenge. We can’t count on any one method, so must use them all. Providing assistance to help our volunteer firefighters working in our communities to FireSmart and to provide protection is at this time the most important issue on my plate.
6. How would you address them?
If a community has a volunteer fire department, I can work with them on finding, training and equipment. The TNRD has decided it cannot allow TNRD funds to be used to help fire brigades because of Liability Issues. Sometimes we have to work in other ways. Small fire departments fight small fires before they become big fires.
7. Additional comments.
Providing information to help residents deal with many of the issues that have resulted from our wildfires is incredibly important and hindered by privacy issues that make it difficult to find the people who need the help.