Walter Bremsleven: 100 Mile House and District Council candidate

The Free Press interviews 100 Mile District Council candidates

Wally Bramsleven is running for the 100 Mile House and District Council. He moved here in 1988 with his wife looking for employment. He has raised a son here and said he treasures all the friends and colleagues he’s made along the way. His family did leave for a small stretch from 2013 to 2016, but he said 100 Mile House is truly his home.

Question: When did you initially get involved with politics and how long have you been involved?

Answer: I’ve been involved in politics to varying degrees both municipally and provincially for many years by assisting in fundraising and attending events. I’ve also been on various boards and have been consulted many times by governments as a subject matter expert of the log and timber building industry.

What made you want to run for councillor? Is it your first time?

I’ve always had a passion I had previously run for councillor in 2008. Although unsuccessful in that election, I truly look forward to being successful this time around and assist in making our community an even better place to live.

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What are some of the more important issues in the 100 Mile House District?

Infrastructure replacement/maintenance, economic diversification, cultural and recreational development, to attract health care professionals, regional transportation and emergency action planning/wildfire mitigation.

What do you wish to accomplish during your term if elected?

Having a broader base of industry. I believe to be critical to the future of our community. By developing strategies to attract industries other than the resource-based sector would be extremely beneficial. This would provide a more stable and expanded tax base to build, develop and enhance all the things that make our community a great place to live.

Why should the people of 100 Mile House vote for you?

My contributions to the community through volunteer organizations over the many years living here is proof of my commitment to trying to making 100 Mile House a better place to live. My experience and connections working with all levels of government through committees as well as professionally is quite extensive and I believe that experience would be a benefit to the new council elected this year.

We are facing a critical juncture for the future of our community. We have fiscal and infrastructure challenges ahead, a lack of healthcare professionals as well as resource-based industry reliance. We need to diversify our economic base in order to sustain and enhance our community and way of living. I believe I can assist in guiding our community to be successful in these aspects.

How can people get in touch with you?

I can be reached at councillorwally@gmail.com.


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