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René Talbot to run for re-election
Columbia Shuswap Regional District director René Talbot is hoping to resume his seat at the board table following the November election.
Talbot, director of Area D that includes Silver Creek/Salmon Valley, Falkland, Ranchero and Deep Creek, said he hadn’t planned on running again but says he has had several requests to remain on the board.
“My wife laid down the law and said ‘you have to run again,’” he says, noting he will seek re-election. “A number of people she knows have told her ‘he has to stay on the board,’ and she is in favour of it.”
Talbot says he will run for office just one more time and would use the new four-year term to work on several projects he has been involved in.
“I want to see completion of the agricultural strategy and plan for the regional district’s large number of dairy farms, cattle ranches and veggies,” he says.
“Area D has the biggest farming area in CSRD.”
Other matters on Talbot’s mind are water quality, transit and policing.
Talbot, who has been a director since 2002, sits on the Electoral Area Directors Committee, Fraser Basin Council, Milfoil Control Planning Committee, North Okanagan/Columbia Shuswap Regional Hospital District, Parcel Tax Review Committee, Shuswap Economic Development Commission, Shuswap Regional Airport Commission, Shuswap Tourism Committee, Shuswap Watershed Water Quality Program Council and is an alternate on the Sterile Insect Release (SIR) Board.