By David F. Rooney
Wayne Stetski, the new NDP candidate standing for election in the Oct. 19 federal election, came to Revelstoke on Tuesday to introduce himself to City Council and, in the evening, meet with party members.
A former BC Ministry of the Environment manager, Steski was most recently mayor of Cranbrook and is familiar with municipal issues in the Kootenay Columbia riding. At Tuesday’s Council meeting he introduced himself and described his background and attachment to Revelstoke, a city he visited frequently during the course of his employment by the provincial government. He also met some of the city’s ardent New Democrats during a coffee party that evening at the home of Bill and Lilli MacFarlane. He spoke with everyone who attended and some were impressed enough to make financial donations to the upcoming campaign. The party hopes to raise at least $4,000 of the perhaps $80,0000 it will cost to wage the election fight in this riding.
From now until Election Day, Stetski will be travelling throughout riding which, as of Election Day, will now include Nelson, Salmo and Kaslo. He is an environmentalist and believes environmental policy in this country must change. He is no fan of Stephen Harper.
“It may seem daunting to be responsible for such a large area, and it certainly presents some challenges, but this is a region I have travelled broadly and know well. I’m looking forward to getting back to work for Revelstoke,” Stetski said. “The people here are going to see plenty of me.”
Citizens are encouraged to contact Stetski’s campaign by joining him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StetskiNDP, on Twitter at @WayneStetski, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While he was here Stetski sat down with me for a short interview at the Revelstoke branch of the Okanagan Regional Library. Please activate the YouTube viewer below to watch this short interview.