Candidate: Irene Perepolkin, Area D

Irene Perepolkin is running for the Area D seat in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary.

Area D Candidate Irene Perepolkin

I was born and raised in Grand Forks and am following the footsteps of my ancestors of 3 generations to maintain the importance of agriculture in our area. I have been a member of the Area “D” planning committee for 6 yrs. under Tony ladder and previous to that under Jmaiff. I am an active member in many non-profit groups doing fundraising and advocating for a number of projects.

The beauty and rural lifestyle of area Dis making many people want to live here. We are most fortunate to have the fortitude of the ALR to protect the agricultural lands tho this is being challenged daily by developers. Sub-dividing puts an additional strain on the water supply and the aquifer. Past practices of

sourcing out our food production will be challenging in years to come with present local economy-the rising cost offuel and education as to what is going into our food supply. We need to look at being able to produce enough of our own foods to feed our community. With the diverse microclimate we have here that can be done ensuring enough to feed both people and our animals

We have a wealth of attractions including Fructova Museum, the flour mill as well as farm tours with more coming. WE need to capitalize on this wealth of facilities ar;~d welcome guests with open arms and great pride to see the heritage, artifacts and lifestyle of our area. The artisans of the community play a large role in this attraction as well and need support.

1 will be happy to answer your question or concerns 250 442-3817

Thank you for voting!



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