Mayoral candidates debate in Burns Lake

Burns Lake residents had a chance to find out more about the village’s mayoral candidates last week.

Candidates Dolores Funk, Albert Gerow and John Rauch participated in the All Candidates Debate, held by the Burns Lake and District Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 3, 2018.

Funk said she decided to run for mayor because she believes in the democratic system and has a “real passion” for the area. She also said she has an “excellent skills base” that she believes will serve the public well if she becomes mayor.

Gerow said his vision is to make Burns Lake and the Lakes District a “destination” for business, hospitality and tourism by promoting bioeconomy opportunities, enhancing forest harvesting and promoting the area as “cottage country.”

Rauch said that although a mayor can’t promise to wave a magic wand and make new industries appear, he promises to establish a “mayor’s roundtable” for the topics that matter to the public, and set a “smart course” for the future.

Burns Lake’s four councillor candidates – Charlie Rensby, Darrell Hill, Kevin White and Henry Wiebe – will be acclaimed as village councillors.

General election day will be held Oct. 20.

READ MORE: Two Burns Lake candidates pull out of election

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