Corey Gingrich is running for district council

A family man and lover of the outdoors, there’s a lot he’d like to do as part of the district council

Corey Gingrich is running for district council.

Gingrich, who works as a purchaser at Apollo Forest Products, is one of seven candidates in the running.

He has a lot he would like to see happen in Fort St. James, but says the main reason he’s running for council “is because of the passion I have for the town. I’ve lived here forever.”

Born and raised in Fort St. James, Gingrich wants to create a better environment for small business owners, see more initiatives on behalf of young families and children, and work more closely with the Nak’azdli Band to better the community.

“I think there’s only a few small businesses that have really prospered in town in the last eight years or so,” says Gingrich. “So I’d like to see that change.”

As someone with a young child of his own, he would also like to see the arena opened to events year round, instead of just five or six months a year. “I’d like to the ball diamonds fixed up,” he adds. “[Base]ball used to be really big in town, but it kind of went down hill.”

Along with a few others, Gingrich helped start minor ball in town, and he says he would like to see the district eventually put in some work on the baseball diamonds and host a few tournaments to bring some money into the district.

Gingrich would also like to see more opportunities for kids to play outside, for example building a skate park or outdoor arena. “A while ago we used to have a few little outdoor rinks that are non-existent any more,” and he’d like to see something like that happen again, although he recognizes that it would also take the work of many volunteers.

He’d also like to look into getting something like the aquatic centre that is currently under construction in Vanderhoof.

Although he knows that it’s going to take quite a while for the district to get where it wants to be, he believes that a mixture of hard work and teamwork can get the job done. “I know what the town wants, it’s just a matter of getting it. If everybody works together, I think we can,” says Gingrich.

Along with a teamwork-oriented council, he would like to work more closely with the Nak’azdli Band. “I know council there pretty well and I think we could do some pretty good things together.”

Another key issue to Gingrich is re-paving residential roads in the district. He says many need to be re-done, as they are in rough shape.

A family man and lover of the outdoors, Gingrich would like people to know: “I’m just dedicated to the job at hand.”



newsroom@caledoniacourier.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Click here to read more about our municipal election coverage

Just Posted

SD91 and UNBC held a workshop where students discussed community stressors

Youth voices are important and need to be heard, says UNBC researcher

Fort St. James gets a new CAO

Melany Helmer comes with years of senior management experience

Northwest mobile unit to help those at heart of mental health, addiction crisis

Province, Northern Health unveils new unit in Terrace to bridge gaps in services

Move natural gas pipeline, MP suggests

Coastal GasLink could then avoid opposition

Mueller finds no Trump collusion, leaves obstruction open

But while Mueller fully ruled out criminal collusion, he was more circumspect on presidential obstruction of justice

Edmonton judge rules Omar Khadr’s sentence has expired

Eight-year sentence imposed in 2010 would have ended last October had Khadr remained in custody

Woman wants Tofino to get a nude beach

“They may enjoy a surf and then walk around naked and just be free.”

Ice climbers scale Canada’s tallest waterfall on Vancouver Island

Ice climbers Chris Jensen, Will Gadd and Peter Hoang made history

New Coast Guard ship crashes into breakwater in Victoria

‘It is fairly unprecedented that it would happen’

Sparks fly as SUV speeds wrong way down Highway 1 trying to flee RCMP

Captured on video, the vehicle headed westbound against oncoming traffic before crashing

Fundraising campaign launched for man caught in SilverStar avalanche

In only two days, the GoFundMe surpassed its $15,000 goal

B.C. doctor fined $5,000 for accessing records of woman pregnant with his child

Doctor admits to accessing records of the woman carrying his child

Video service to compete with Netflix, Amazon expected from Apple on Monday

The iPhone has long been Apple’s marquee product and main money maker, but sales are starting to decline

Most Read