Previous Public Input Received
The following input and submissions were gathered by the commission through public hearings held in 29 communities throughout B.C. from September to November 2014. The public also provided input through the online submission form, by email and by mail to be reviewed and considered as the commission develops a Preliminary Report for further public input.
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    Mary Masiel, Princeton

    Dear Commissioners:

    I am a retired teacher and have been a resident of Princeton for thirty-four years. I wish to state my support for Princeton remaining in the Fraser-Nicola Electoral District. To place it in the Boundary-Similkameen Electoral District makes no sense. Our industries, forestry, mining, and ranching, gives us economic ties with Merritt and other communities north of us; whereas ties with the Okanagan means that our industries are farming, orchards, and tourism which is not true. Shopping in the Okanagan does not constitute a trading link with the Okanagan. It makes good economic sense to remain within the Fraser-Nicola Electoral District where we share resource economies with other communities rather than agricultural.

    Princeton is also a part of the Nicola-Similkameen School District and the Cascades Forest District to the north of us. If Boundary-Similkameen needs more people then that additional population should be taken from over populated Okanagan ridings. Since Fraser-Nicola district is under the quota then Hope and possibly Hedley should be added to our electoral district.

    In closing, I recommend that Princeton and area remain within Fraser-Nicola and that the Hope area and possibly Hedley be added to the electoral district.

    Thank you.

    Mary Masiel
    (address removed)
    Princeton, BC (address removed)

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