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Longtime North Okanagan regional district director calling it quits

Director Mike Macnabb, left, Chief Byron Louis, Mayor Janice Brown and Director Bob Fleming are pictured in this submitted photo. Macnabb has announced he will not be seeking re-election as a North Okanagan regional district director.
September 12, 2018 - 11:08 AM

VERNON – A health issue has forced three term North Okanagan Regional District director Mike Macnabb to not seek re-election in the upcoming municipal vote.

Macnabb says in a media release that after a decade as the director for BX-Silver Star he has decided not to run in the October election, although he points out it wasn’t his first choice.

“Due to a health issue I am unable to give the 100 per cent that I would like to give the role,” he says in the release. “I am looking forward to continuing to be involved in my community and spending more time with my family.”

The engineer says the creation and implementation of the board’s regional growth strategy is one of the initiatives he’s most proud of. He says a wide cross section of the public came together to create the plan that looks 20 years into the future to promote smart development and create sustainable communities.

“Among my core values has always been the protection and promotion of agriculture which I believe is possible through forward thinking and good planning of our community,” Macnabb says.

He also says he is proud of the role he played in the North Okanagan wastewater recovery project which is partnership between the regional district, Spallumcheen and the Okanagan Indian Band.

“This is an important project which, if built, will help protect the environment of the Swan Lake area by taking failing septic systems out of an environmentally sensitive area,” he says.

Municipal election day in B.C. is Saturday, Oct. 20.

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