Rick Ethier is running for director of area F (Coombs/Erington). In a news release, Ethier said he is running “for the opportunity to promote a vision of sustainable communities.”
Erthier was born and raised in Port Alberni and has lived in Hilliers for the last 14 years. He said his experience comes from developing and constructing social housing units on Vancouver Island, including Kingsley Manor with the lLgion and Gillingham estates for the Lions Club.
“If I am elected, I will promote carbon reduction through local shopping and the harvesting of locally grown foods on our ALR lands,” said Ethier. “The RDN is in the process of developing an agriculture plan for our ALR lands. The RDNs official community plan has a growth plan that will accommodate another 500 single family dwelling units in area F. I would like to promote a big percentage of these units to be used for farming. For the last four years, I have been developing a carbon reduction program. The program focuses on home carbon reduction and healthy living. The program incorporates a farming school that apprentices students for an agriculture and aquaculture home based greenhouse business. The business would be sustained through local sales. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.”
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