After Terrace City Council concluded last evening, Tuesday, October 11, Councillor Brad Pollard disclosed his continuing political future.
Pollard confirmed why he hadn't filed his nomination papers yet at City Hall, he will be filing them with the Regional District Kitimat-Stikine. Brad stated he will be challenging for the position of Area C Director, representing regions surrounding Terrace, north through Rosswood to the Nisga'a territory and south through to the RDKS boundary.
This area of representation includes all the territory around the municipalities and Districts of Kitimat, Terrace and Thornhill extending east on Highway 16 to Cedarvale .
Currently this region, which also includes Brauns Island, Dutch Valley, North Terrace and Lakelse Lake is represented by Allan Lanctot. Lanctot has held the position since Bob Cooper gave it up last municipal election due to illness less than a year before he passed away. Cooper had held the post since 2000. Cooper, like Pollard today, started as a Terrace City Councillor and through that position was selected as an RDKS representative for the City.
A significant part of Pollards consideration of responsibility, should he be successful, will be the territory the Enbridge Northern Gateway and other pipeline projects traverse, including Douglas Channel. Read more on Bob Cooper and his devotion to the community here.