Mayoral candidate Deb Higgins had supporters out braving the cool autumn winds on Thursday at the city’s water reservoirs to hear her campaign address on maintaining and upgrading Moose Jaw’s infrastructure.
“You cannot build a house without a strong foundation and you cannot build a city without strong infrastructure,” Higgins said in front of the reservoirs to stress her point and vision. “Moose Jaw’s core infrastructure — water lines, sewers, streets and sidewalks — has been neglected for too long."
“Many of the city's water lines are past their life expectancy and are in need of replacement. We cannot ignore that need because a growing city must have safe water delivery.”
Higgins noted that the city can also not afford to ignore broken street pavement and unsafe sidewalks.
“To grow Moose Jaw, we need to strengthen our core infrastructure. I will work hard to ensure the city does what it can to enhance water and sewer lines, streets and sidewalks,” she said. “But it is not something we can do entirely on our own. I will also work with Ottawa and the provincial government to secure the necessary funding to deliver infrastructure improvements this city so badly needs to move forward.”
Higgins also noted she is focusing on putting her experience forward in her campaign and is not going to bring up past issues from five to 15 years ago.
“Experience is an asset I will bring," she said. "We have to have a good foundation with Grayson Industrial Park. We have a number of projects in proximity to Moose Jaw including the expansion at Mosaic, hospital and K + S all in proximity of Moose Jaw to attract employees.”
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