Council candidate hopes to revitalize downtown core

Tanja Hasler hopes to be a fresh face on Kamloops City Council
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KAMLOOPS – Small-business owner Tanja Hasler is tossing her hat in the political ring.

“This is how I would like to contribute to the City of Kamloops,” she says, adding she would like to see some new faces on council to bring fresh input for the City.

If elected, the pet-groomer hopes to improve fiscal responsibility for the City with efforts to maintain transparency, minimize taxes, and ensure each dollar is spent “effectively and efficiently.”

To boost tourism and development, Hasler is in support of more events downtown. She would like to see resources put towards marketing the downtown core and improving parking. She says the North Shore district could use with more development as well.

“Both areas deserve equal resources,” she says.

Hasler says an additional resource she wants in Kamloops is a higher number of doctors because being able to turn to a professional who knows your medical history is far better than only using walk-in clinics.

“I’ve experienced that myself; what it’s like not having a doctor,” Hasler says.

Finally, Hasler’s take on Ajax is no take at all – at least for the interim.

“My stance on Ajax is, at this point, to not take a position for or against the mine,” she says.

Hasler says she will likely determine what side she’s on once the results of the environmental study come through.

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