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Energy Sector, Rural Crime main focuses of Colleen Young next year

As the calendar flips to another year, MLA Colleen Young says her “open door policy” and willingness to communicate the concerns of Lloydminster residents in the Saskatchewan Legislature have made an impact in 2017.

Young says there have been successes throughout the year, including in the energy sector.

“Even though resource revenue has gone down because of the oil industry I think seeing Husky committed to still continuing with investment in our area has been very good for the economy here.”

There have also been challenges in the past year, one of the biggest Young says is rural crime in our area. She says her government is looking at policing recommendations.

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“In the last month there have been additional recruits added up at Onion Lake to try to address some of concerns with regards to rural crime and where they’re coming from and the issues that Onion Lake has had. The RCMP have been working with local groups in the area up there to know where those targets are coming from and how to address it.

Young also says there may be other aspects coming to address rural crime.

“There is probably going to be some technology coming forward in the new year that will help citizens to alert one another, to alert the RCMP better to things they are seeing in their communities.”

She says in 2018 she wants to foster better discussion in the Saskatchewan health care system and promote energy projects such as the Energy East and Kinder Morgan pipelines. Young urges anyone with concerns in the Lloydminster constituency to get in contact with her in the new year either by calling her office or visiting in person.

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