Tory returns for more campaigning

Conservative candidate David Wilks has been campaigning in Revelstoke since Sunday. Here he is talking with one resident while door-knocking. Photo courtesy of David Wilks campaign

In a visit to Revelstoke Monday, Conservative Party of Canada candidate, David Wilks, emphasized the urgency of electing a Member of Parliament to represent Revelstoke in the government caucus.

“Everyone recognizes Jim Abbott’s dedication for 17 years, taking Revelstoke concerns to Ottawa,” said Wilks. “But in his last five years as a member of the government caucus, he really got things done for the Kootenay Columbia constituency.”

Wilks pointed to the many urgent water, sewer and infrastructure projects, like Grizzy Plaza, completed in Revelstoke with millions of dollars from Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

He spoke about the work committed, in progress, or completed, on the Trans Canada Highway in the last five years, since the Conservative Party formed government.

“The Clan William bridge west of Revelstoke, the Columbia River crossing at Donald, and the massive work up the Kicking Horse Canyon represents over half a billion dollars of cooperation between the federal and provincial governments,” said Wilks. “Revelstoke needs continued representation in the government caucus.”

Wilks talked about his personal commitment to building the capacity of the Canadian Avalanche Centre, located in Revelstoke.

“As I helped my community grieve two years ago, the tragic avalanche events near Sparwood gave me a full appreciation of the important work the Canadian Avalanche Centre does for our communities,” said Wilks. “In the last five years CAC received substantial federal funding, but there’s so much more to be done.”