Candidate profile: Kathy Moore

Kathy Moore is running for re-election on Rossland city council.

In 2008 I wanted to join council primarily to help implement the Strategic Sustainability Plan (SSP) that so many Rosslanders had worked so diligently to create. This plan is integral to the Official Community Plan that was adopted in 2008 and guides Rossland. Council has done a good job so far putting the vision into reality with plenty of help from the all volunteer Visions to Action Sustainability Commission and the Task Forces as well as a number of other community groups.

Once on council, I learned how many other diverse aspects and responsibilities come with the job and how all aspects of the city are interconnected with the goals and vision set out in the SSP. I find municipal government fascinating and it is rewarding to have a vote at the table. The learning curve for the job is fairly intense, and it makes sense to continue to apply the knowledge gained for another term.

I will continue to help Rossland remain a vibrant and resilient community. I want to work with the regional economic development officer to attract new businesses to our town. I want to encourage development at the EMCON lot (that will be compatible with a new skate park!) I will work on creating senior housing so older Rosslanders who wish to downsize can still remain in town.

I want to see the completion of the Columbia-Washington revitalization project. Our aging infrastructure needs replacement and this project presents an opportunity for some creative and innovative “streetscaping”  at the same time. I want to ensure that council and the city staff do a good job of engaging all citizens as this project proceeds.

I want to improve relations with our neighboring municipalities. Opportunity exists for collaboration on recreation, sport & event hosting, water and sewer treatment plant plans. I will encourage more dialogue and rapport with other elected officials that will benefit all our communities.

We live in a very special part of the world. There are many ways in which we can safeguard our environment. This council doubled the setback to 30m for any development along Topping Creek, one of our main sources for community water. The long awaited Water Management plan will help the city properly address water security, conservation and supply. We need to continue to get smart about conservation of water and energy to ensure that we remain a resilient community. I am very supportive of the joint partnership between the city, the Energy Task Force and FortisBC to create “Rossland on an Energy Diet”.

Rossland has some wonderfully unique buildings and features, like the Miners’ Hall and the mine tour at the Museum. These need to be preserved and this too will take some investment. The heritage aspects of town contribute to Rossland’s appeal but this requires the dedicated effort of volunteers and the city. I am passionate about this town- I live here for the lifestyle, the people, the outdoor activities and our fabulous natural surroundings. I don’t want to be anywhere else. As a retired person I have the time and energy to dedicate to council.

Just Posted

Bounty on northern pike

$10 a head reward for northern pike caught in Columbia, Kootenay and Pend d’ Oreille Rivers.

Five people facing charges after Castlegar drug bust

A Castlegar man is facing drug trafficking charges following a drug bust in Castlegar July 4.

Updated: Coroner investigating death of Trail man

A complicated recovery was required for a man who died in a fall above the Trail hospital

France doubles up Croatia 4-2 to win World Cup

Played in Moscow Russia, latest Fifa World Cup marks the highest scoring final since 1966

Commercial huckleberry pickers put on notice

Fines for large-scale picking in place under B.C. Land Act; public urged to report offenders to RAPP

REPLAY: B.C.’s best video this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Former NHL goalie Ray Emery drowns in Lake Ontario

Police say the 35-year-old’s death appears to be a ‘case of misadventure’

Air quality statement warns of smoky air for Kamloops area

Environment ministry says area on north side of Thompson River may be affected by wildfire smoke

Pussy Riot claims on-field protest at World Cup final

Russian protest group claimed responsibility after four people ran onto field in police uniforms

Fans party on Montreal streets after French World Cup win

To city is home to nearly 57,000 French nationals

B.C. VIEWS: Making private health care illegal again

Adrian Dix battles to maintain Cuba-style medical monopoly

Almost every part of Canada’s largest national park deteriorating: federal study

Drawing on decades of research — the report lists 50 pages of citations

Activists protest outside Kinder Morgan terminal in kayaks, canoes

Tsleil-Waututh elder Ta’ah Amy George led the water ceremony from a traditional Coast Salish canoe

Canadian soccer fans brace for World Cup final between France, Croatia

First ever final for the Croatians, while it’s France’s third, going into match as betting favourite

Most Read