City Councillor Shari Minions says the city needs to create more opportunity for industry.
She says the modern sawmill and other heavy industries don’t need large tracts of land like they did in the past, and small parcels in an industrial park would attract more businesses to town.
“I would like to see the creation of an industrial park in the outer area of the community. I hear from people all the time that small specialty sawmills want to come to town but there’s no one or two acre chunks of land. We need serviced, small parcels of industrial land, so we need to be actively creating that.”
Minions, who is also a real estate agent – says the city needs to take stock of industrial lands and develop a plan.
She says the city has been quite successful in attracting new investors to town, but more can be done.