We need to reverse the decline of population in our rural area. The population in Area E has decreased 12.6 per cent from 2005 to 2011.
In order to stop this trend the CSRD needs to create conditions for new and current businesses to succeed. This opportunity can come from forestry, technology and tourism.
Steady employment and the lower cost of living in comparison to the rest of B.C. will encourage our youth to stay here and attract young families to move here. To achieve this we need a concerted and co-operative effort by all levels of government.