WARREN TOLES

After being raised on a farm in a small community in Saskatchewan, I went on to earn a degree in agriculture from the U. of S. As a professional agrologist, my career has included jobs in both government and business dealing with various aspects of the agriculture industry.
I have started, and continue to run, two successful businesses and also have been involved with various charitable organizations and boards. I believe I can draw on this experience to be an effective councillor for the Township of Emo.
My wife, Bonnie, and I love this community and want to see it continue to thrive and prosper into the future. We are especially impressed by the community spirit and focus on the importance of family.
Emo provides the right environment for a great lifestyle and positive place for raising children. The question is how do we maintain this and help it flourish over the generations to come?
Important areas to be dealt with in the next four years would be:
1. Develop creative strategies to attract new businesses and jobs to the area.
2. Continue the upgrade of infrastructure in the town and surrounding rural area.
3. Create more efficiency in the town office by introducing automation that will allow the choice of utilities and taxes being paid online.
4. Attract more doctors to the area and investigate additional seniors’ accommodations.
5. The Emo-La Vallee Community Centre is in serious need of renovations and upgrades.
We need an overall plan in place as soon as possible to be ready for any available grants from either the federal or provincial government.