North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney is continuing her virtual town hall tour of small and remote communities that make up BC’s third largest federal riding.
Since the pandemic, Blaney has limited travel around her riding out of respect for public health guidelines and particular concern for smaller and more remote communities where health care resources are limited, according to a media release.
The second week of town halls includes residents of Lund, Texada Island and Savary Island, as well as Quadra Island, Cortes Island and the Discovery Islands. The town hall meeting for Lund, Texada and Savary will be on March 1 at 4:30 pm.
The virtual town halls will be held on Zoom and registration is required. Those who are unable to participate online can still register and will be provided a call-in number to attend and participate by phone instead.
“It’s been really great to get to speak with constituents in these communities,” stated Blaney. “I’ve heard important comments about what resources and supports could help people thrive, as well as concerns and also hopes and ideas for the future. We’re all missing the events and gatherings that usually take place and create a space for some of these conversations. Like everyone, I’m looking forward to when we’re able to do that again. In the meantime, these remote town halls can help make sure I continue to reflect the voices of all our communities in my work as MP.”
Two weeks ago, Blaney held town halls specifically for the north and west island communities of Gold River, Tahsis, Zeballos, Kyuquot, Port Alice, Holberg, Quatsino, Woss, and Sayward, as well as Alert Bay, Sointula, Kingcome, Rivers Inlet, and the Broughton islands.
For more information and to register, go to rachelblaney.ndp.ca/events.