Mayor candidate: Debbie Cannon responds – What project do you consider to be your number-one priority? Why?

City of Salmon Arm: Cannon, Debbie - mayor candidate

  • Oct. 29, 2014 5:00 p.m.
Debbie Cannon - Mayoral Candidate

Debbie Cannon - Mayoral Candidate

One of my top priorities is to move forward with a downtown college campus. I want to work with Okanagan College and the University of Fraser Valley to offer in-demand training programs, possibly in agriculture and trades.

The economic benefits of a downtown campus would be enormous. A recent study by the EDS estimated the project would generate approximately 160 jobs and inject $10.3 million into the local economy (see It is a clean industry that would help attract and retain skilled workers and youth.