Laurio wants to build Penticton’s reputation

City of Penticton: Laurio, Jukka — Mayoral Candidate answers how he will identify problems and opportunities to help the economy.

  • Nov. 11, 2014 9:00 a.m.

I have already identified problems and opportunities to help Penticton, that is why I am running for mayor.

First we have to rebuild our reputation as a straightforward place to do business (undue legal action against our own tourism board and citizens, the hockey dorms fiasco, a bureaucracy that drives potential business else where).

The opportunities include: using our lakes to become the water sport capital of Canada, with the specialized, lucrative cottage industries that would come with it; Eco-tourism to enhance our reputation, we have clean air, water, a healthy environment with wildlife co-existing with us in our city. Raise our profile, the people will come.