A Fernie council candidate wants to focus on affordable housing.
Greg Barnes is a local carpenter and guide for Island lake Lodge.
Barnes says if he’s elected he wants to work on affordable housing for residents both permanent and local.
“It’s also challenging for seasonal workers to find accommodations that’s affordable and suitable for their needs,” Barnes says. “We have a shortage of beds for seasonal workers and I think we need to work long and hard to find solutions to affordable housing.”
Barnes says he’s running to give like minded people a voice for their concerns.
“I know there’s a lot of people who align with my values and perspectives in Fernie and I want to make sure there’s a voice to have those perspectives heard on council,” Barnes says.
Voting takes place October 20th.
– Greg Barnes, Fernie Council Candidate