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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    Tyler Noble, Kitimat
    2014-09-23

    If the ridings west of Prince George will be consolidated and reduced in number by 1, I feel it would be most logical for the boundaries to be re-drawn such that: - The Nass Valley (currently in the Skeena riding) and Stewart (currently in the Stikine riding) become part of what is now the North Coast riding - Kitwanga and points north (currently in the Stikine riding) become part of what is now the Skeena riding, except for Stewart - The Hazeltons, Smithers and Telkwa becomes part of what is now the Nechako Lakes riding This is just a rough analysis of how the ridings could be consolidated. Perhaps the Hazeltons may need to be part of what is now the Skeena riding if too much population would be added to what is now the Nechako Lakes riding. If there will still be the four ridings for this geographical area but tweaks to the boundaries, I still believe it makes sense to put the Nass Valley back in the North Coast riding. Skeena encompasses the communities of Terrace and Kitimat, both of which are experiencing population growth and Skeena is already considerably more populated than North Coast. In addition, the Houston/Topley/Granisle area could be moved from Nechako Lakes to Stikine if need be to achieve better balance between those ridings.



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