KENORA – Randy Nickle is a ‘Real Tree Hugger’. The Kenora-Rainy River Progressive Conservative is endorsing the new Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association (NOMA) campaign “REAL Tree Hugger”.
Randy Nickle is a ‘Real Tree Hugger‘
NOMA has launched the “REAL Tree Hugger” campaign to bring attention to the United Nations three pillars of sustainability which places equal importance on economic, environmental and social demands – recognizing the need to find balance between all three to ensure that we are meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
“NOMA is right on the mark here” said Randy Nickle. “As NOMA President Ron Nelson said, ‘In recent years we have seen increasing opposition to forestry activities and a related reduction of available fibre under the guise of environmental protection, with little consideration of the economic and social needs of our communities’ “.
Nickle adds, “Recent activities by some environmental groups appear to assign a higher value to the environment than they do to economic and social development needs. Their attacks on the forest industry represent an assault on the people across Northwestern Ontario whom depend on sustainable forestry to provide for their families.”
“Our economy has suffered as a result of a number of impacts, including the misguided plans of a few small environmental groups. Randy is committed to working with NOMA to return balance to the region. “We are the REAL Tree Huggers. We live, work and play in these forests and they are an important part of our culture, heritage and economic well-being. I call on our Northern Ontario PC members at Queens Park, Norm Miller and Vic Fedeli, to join me supporting this great initiative.”
Randy Nickle grew up in Dryden where he learned the value of being involved in his community. He left Dryden when he purchased his first business at age 20. In addition to his current businesses, Randy has owned and started a variety of ventures. He and his wife Lori currently operate the A&W and Movies on Main Store in Kenora. They are parents to five wonderful children.