MLA Coons to visit

  • Nov. 6, 2009 7:00 a.m.

North Coast MLA Gary Coons will visit the islands next weekend. Mr. Coons is set to arrive on Nov. 13 and meet Old Massett Village Council after spending some time in Masset. He then makes his way down island, where he’ll hold a public meeting in Port Clements, at council chambers, 4:30 pm. Mr. Coons will be seeking public input regarding the proposed HST and its effects on small business amongst other things. He is inviting people to join him in Tlell at the Rising Tide Bakery for coffee at 10:30 am Nov. 16 before he heads to Skidegate for Russ Jones’s potlatch Saturday afternoon.No firm plans for Queen Charlotte had been set by our deadline, however he will be spending the night there and is hoping to have a place arranged for Sunday morning Nov. 17 before he continues with the last leg of his visit, which will see him in Sandspit for an 11:30 am meeting with members of the public and MIMC at Brady’s Bistro. The MLA then departs for Victoria.