ALBERT HOGLUND | MEET A LOCAL… CANDIDATE

POSTMARK: OCTOBER 2018

On October 20th, 2018 Kimberley will be hitting the polls (voting polls, not ski poles) to select their Mayor, City Councillors, and School Trustees. So before it’s time to cast your ballot—and before the upcoming All Candidates Forums for Mayoral & School Trustees on Oct 16—how about we “MEET A LOCAL” these local candidates?

And on that note: mayoral candidate Albert Hoglund metaphorically stops by the blog today to say "hey" and leave behind some tips for getting the most out of a life lived (or a visit visited) around Highway 95 eh.

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WHO ARE YOU & WHAT DO YOU DO?… AND WHY DO YOU LIVE AROUND HIGHWAY 95 EH?

Albert Hoglund. I am a retired steamfitter/pipefitter, having worked for Teck/Cominco for 32 years.

WHO ARE YOU & WHAT DO YOU DO?… AND WHY DO YOU LIVE AROUND HIGHWAY 95 EH?

I was born and raised in Kimberley and being a small town boy had no desire to move anywhere else.

IF SOMEONE IS ONLY IN THE AREA FOR A FEW DAYS, WHAT WOULD BE ON YOUR LIST OF MUST-DO’S?

If in summer, spring, or fall — golf at any of the three golf courses, hike / bike the Rails to Trails, or take a walk in the nature park. If in winter, go downhill or x-country skiing.

I’M HUNGRY… WHERE SHOULD I GO TO FIX THIS REOCCURRING PROBLEM?

Marysville Pub, Sully Pub, The Shed, Pedal & Tap, Our Place, Bears Eatery, Stonefire Pizza, Timber Hitch, Kimberley City Bakery, The Bean Tree etc. We have great restaurants here!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ACTIVITY AND YOUR TOP PLACE AROUND HERE FOR DOING THAT ACTIVITY?

I enjoy fishing, camping and golf — so you will find me at Stoney lake, Lazy lake, or any local golf course. I also enjoy picking huckleberries, but I can not tell you where.

FINALLY… PLEASE GIVE ONE COMPLETELY UNAIDED RECOMMENDATION THAT YOU THINK EVERYONE SHOULD START DOING / USING / WATCHING / LISTENING / EATING / THINKING / QUITTING / READING / ETC-ING TO MAKE THEIR LIVES A LITTLE BIT BETTER AND/OR BEARABLE.

To me there is nothing like sitting around a camp fire with family and friends, roasting wieners and marshmallows.

OK, ACTUAL FINALLY… ON OCTOBER 20TH, 2018 KIMBERLEY WILL BE HITTING THE POLLS TO VOTE FOR CITY COUNCIL AND YOU ARE ONE OF THE CANDIDATES, SO — IF YOU HAD TO CONDENSE YOUR RUNNING PLATFORM DOWN TO A PARAGRAPH OR TWO, WHAT WOULD THAT BE?

I feel that after 30 years on council I have gained the experience, knowledge and skills to be Mayor. My years on council have taught me to not only listen to people but to hear what they are saying. Hopefully I have gained your trust to be Mayor for the next four years.


ALRIGHT, THAT'S ALL THE Q'S AND A'S FOR THIS Q&A. Before you head off to some other corner of the internet, make sure to mark your calendar to attend the ‘All Candidates Forums’ for Mayoral & School Trustees on Oct 16. and *most importantly* put a big circle around October 20th as that’s the last day you get to cast your vote.

95EH will be attempting to run a Q&A with all the candidates before the upcoming election, so make sure to check back on the regular or follow on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram for updates.

AND, as always, IF YOU WOULD BE INTERESTED IN DOING A Q&A LIKE THIS YOURSELF (AS A PERSON OR AS YOUR BUSINESS/ORGANIZATION) OR IF YOU'D BE INTERESTED IN CONTRIBUTING / COLLABORATING ON SOMETHING ELSE 95EH, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SEND A "HEY!" TO:

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