Ashcroft Council candidate Alice Durksen

Incumbent councillors seeks second term on Ashcroft Council

  • Nov. 6, 2011 9:00 a.m.

1. Four and a half years in Ashcroft.

2. Retired Minister; former teacher.

3. Ashcroft Arts Club, Ashcroft Fall Fair, Ashcroft Seniors, St. Alban’s Anglican Church, Elementary School Fair, Soups On, CP Christmas Train Thank You Brunch.

4. Ashcroft Village Council, elected in 2008, on which I served as Liaison to School District #74, Council Rep to Gold Country Communities Society, Co-Chair of Tourism Committee, Member of Bifuka Sister City Relationship Committee, active in doctor search and other health options projects.

5. The issue that is most important to me is to create a thriving community for all ages. Economic development is the key to having dynamic education opportunities for the youth and is vital to creating a sustainable health care model for the community and our region.

During my first term on council I have focused on finding ways to build our relationships to keep our schools and health care functioning. I believe that cooperation and civility in working together will help to carry us to where we wish to be as a community, and should we disagree on ideas and direction, that we can do so without being disagreeable.

6. I will continue to advocate for health care for all ages. I will continue to support doctors and health care workers and to work for the return of appropriate medical procedures to our health facility. I will also continue to attend health care symposiums and visit health care sites when those activities can enhance viable health care for Ashcroft and surrounding communities.

I will continue to support and encourage local businesses and community activities.

I will continue to support Council in working together with School District #74 as we strive to maximize educational opportunities for our youth.

I will continue to seek ways to attract people to Ashcroft to visit and experience the wellness that awaits them here, and hopefully, to attract people to move here as a result.

7. Friendliness and a sense of community are important to me. I have found Ashcroft to be an open and accepting community and I will continue to work so that all residents experience that sense of inclusiveness.

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