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Vernon councillor Brian Quiring to seek third term on council

Vernon Coun. Brian Quiring.
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September 06, 2018 - 1:30 PM

VERNON - City of Vernon councillor Brian Quiring is throwing will vie for another term on council.

The two-term councillor said the position requires a lot of time and it was a tough decision deciding whether to run again.

"I feel I have been very effective and contributed quite a bit to the economic growth of Vernon and there are a few [planning] issues... that are not quite complete and I want to see those come to fruition," Quiring said.

The businessman and architect said the city needs to continue to work on planning issues, such as zoning and density bylaws as well as parking, to make the city a more development-friendly community.

Quiring said he'd championed a lot of development projects and was a big fan of civic amenities as they gave people civic pride and attracted more people to the community.

"In order to be able to afford those kinds of facilities for the community, we need to have strong economic development," he said.

If elected, Quiring said he'd like to see the new cultural centre built, to work towards a new swimming pool and recreation centre, to finally resolve the Kin Race Track issue and see more development in the downtown.

Of the current council, Quiring is the second councillor to announce they're running again along with Dalvir Nahal. Both Juliette Cunningham and Catherine Lord have said they won't be running. Vernon Mayor Akbal Mund and Coun. Scott Anderson have not announced whether or not they will run again.

Candidates have until Sept. 14 to register.

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