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Candidate pro-business, anti-Ajax

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September 20, 2014 - 2:24 PM

KAMLOOPS - A candidate for Kamloops city council says he can provide the fresh eyes needed to help promote innovative ideas for the city.

Andrew Miller questions decisions made by the current council, from parking kiosks to the temporary tax office and the pay increase.

“I believe it is the duty of each and every elected official to minimize the effects on our residents,” he says. “I am sure there were options in all of these cases and that is what I will bring to the table. I am aware taxes are necessary but the rate that taxes and fees increase is outpacing our wages.”

While wanting to support business in Kamloops, Miller says the proposed Ajax Mine is the wrong fit for the city.

“The city has branded itself as the Tournament Capital of Canada,” he notes. “I believe the dollars spent on this brand will be lost if this mine is approved. There are health concerns, property valuation concerns, pollution concerns that are all associated with this mine.”

Miller currently works at the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation where he is active in the union.

He joins 13 others in officially announcing his intentions to run for one of eight city councillor seats and is one of five looking to be endorsed by the Kamloops and District Labour Council. Nomination papers are currently available online and at City Hall and candidates must file those papers between Sept. 30 and Oct. 10. Elections will take place Nov. 15 for one mayor, eight councillors and five school trustees for Kamloops.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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