MLA Coons blitzes islands

  • Dec. 5, 2005 11:00 a.m.

Haida Gwaii is buzzing with politicians this week, from newly-elected municipal and Haida Nation council members taking their oaths of office, to provincial officials arriving for Queen Charlotte’s incorporation ceremonies, to federal representatives on the campaign trail.
North Coast MLA Gary Coons, who has been representing us in Victoria since May, arrived in Masset Monday morning and will be meeting with several groups during the next four days.
He’s also planning to visit coffee shops up and down the islands for informal chats, and says he’d be happy to meet with anyone who wants to see him (call his office at 1-866-624-7734 and they’ll try their best to set something up).
Monday, he’s planning to visit schools and health centres and attend the Masset council meeting. Tuesday, he meets with the newly-elected Port council and attends a Chamber of Commerce meeting, while Wednesday he’ll be talking to the Skidegate Band Council and then attending the inaugural meeting of the Queen Charlotte village council that evening. Thursday morning, he plans to be in Sandspit and then catch a plane.