DRYDEN – Joined by Norm Miller, MPP for Parry Sound Muskoka and a room filled with supporters Randy Nickle opened his office Monday May 12th in Dryden.
“We deserve an MPP who will work with our communities, with business and government to help create jobs here in Northwestern Ontario. With my many years refereeing hockey, I know that you have to look to where the puck is going, not where it’s been. It is time to get the right people at the table to ensure that our needs in this riding are met. We need to create new opportunities so our children and their children can return home. We need an affordable energy policy that works for the North,” stated Randy Nickle.
Randy Nickle and his wife Lori have between them five children. In 2011 they became proud grandparents for the first time. All but one of their children have had to leave Kenora to find employment. As parents and grandparents, they hope that will change.
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 including Kenora’s first internet service provider that he and his partner later sold to KMT.
Randy has sat on the executive of the Lake of The Woods Development Commission, been the Chair of the Kenora Tourism Committee, Chair of the Brand Leadership Team, and currently is the Chair of Harbourfest.
In the past he has been a Director at Copperfin Credit Union, Board Member of LOWBIC, and Executive Member of Sunset Trail Riders Snowmobile club. He started volunteering at the very young age of 12. Nickle has coached, refereed, been a Cub Leader and fund-raised for many events and purposes over the last 38 years.