Another leader in the Lakeland is excited to see what the 2019 provincial election will bring for the area. St. Paul Mayor Maureen Miller will be casting her vote with the rest of the Lakeland on April 16th. She says she’ll be watching closely to see who Bonnyville- Cold Lake – St. Paul chooses to represent in the legislature.
“As a municipality, we work directly with our local MLAs. We’re in a partnership, so this is a very important election.”
This is the first year the community of St. Paul will be in a provincial riding with Bonnyville and Cold Lake. Since 2012, the area has been paired with Lac La Biche and Two Hills. St. Pauls current MLA is United Conservative Party member Dave Hanson, who is in the running for the Bonnyville- Cold Lake- St. Paul seat. Miller says no matter who gets elected, her council will be working with the province to highlight and put a stop to crime in the area.
“Not just necessarily rural crime but community safety. It’s definitely raised its head in our community over the last few years. It’s a major concern.”
Miller says she’d also like to continue discussions on St. Paul Hospital and its status as a mental health hub for the area.
St. Paul will host an all-candidates forum at the Rec Centre on April 9th starting at 7 PM.