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CORNER BROOK — Paul Wylezol says he will be running a five-point plan to establish Corner Brook as an international centre of eco-sustainability and create 1,000 jobs, if elected.
The chairperson of the International Appalacian Trail will be seeking a spot on Corner Brook City Council next month.
He says his plan will be announced over the coming weeks and include promotion of specific initiatives on tourism, environment, arts, transportation and energy.
He says he will challenge other candidates and politicians to either support or oppose his plan.
Wylezol is a graduate of McGill University who is employed with Corner Brook Pulp and Paper.
He also owns and operates a bed and breakfast (Entente Cordiale Inn) on the Great Northern Peninsula.
He decided to run for council because of what he sees as a “stagnant local economy that relies too heavily on aging retirees and commuting workers,” and a lack of candidates with specific ideas on how to grow the local economy in the near and long term. “Everyone is for improved health care and education and increased economic development,” he said.
“What we haven’t heard is concrete proposals on how to improve these services and grow the economy.”