Cape Breton voters explore what they want new authorities to deal with initially

SYDNEY – Health and fitness care is top of brain for Cape Bretoners who want the new provincial govt to deal with it first.

But it is just not the only challenge some people today interviewed on election working day want to see the new leading and MLAs handle the initial number of times in office environment.

Schooling, reasonably priced housing and Cape Breton’s financial system are other parts people in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality want to see strategies for, sooner than later.

Health Care

Barb MacLean wants more doctors available. - Nicole Sullivan
Barb MacLean wants a lot more medical doctors obtainable. – Nicole Sullivan

Barb MacLean lives in Glace Bay where she was elevated. The retired trainer explained she thinks the new govt should really develop a reliable system for expanding the number of physicians in Cape Breton and other areas of the province dealing with shortages.

“I want them to seach for doctors. Maybe improve the selection of admissions they enable at Dalhousie healthcare faculty,” she stated immediately after casting her vote at the Glace Bay Hearth Station voting locale.

“We ended up a single of the (pretty much) 70,000 people today on a hold out record for a medical professional. We acquired one, fortunately, but there are several men and women, younger family members with small children, who never have one particular.”

Steve Woodill wants staff shortages addressed. - Nicole Sullivan
Steve Woodill needs workers shortages resolved. – Nicole Sullivan

Sydney resident Steven Woodill, who operates in long-expression treatment, also feels the lack of health treatment industry experts needs rapid consideration – specially in his business.

“I have worked in long-expression care for a quantity of a long time and the very last even though there are a ton of shortages. As a lot of as two or three persons brief each individual change,” discussed Woodill.

“It is just leading to additional injury to workers.”

Virginia Sutherland is concerned about COVID-19. - Nicole Sullivan
Virginia Sutherland is involved about COVID-19. – Nicole Sullivan

Virginia Sutherland, a senior who has lived in Sydney her full daily life, desires to see rapid motion created in regards to COVID wellness security steps.

“I have had my two vaccines but you can find men and women who aren’t acquiring vaccinated and they could unfold it. Which is what considerations me. And the Delta variant is more easily unfold,” she stated outside the house the Centre 200 voting station.

“I want them to make it mandatory for all people to get the vaccine.”

Overall economy

Allan Mahoney wants the economy addressed. - Nicole Sullivan
Allan Mahoney desires the overall economy resolved. – Nicole Sullivan

Howie Centre resident Allan Mahoney wishes to see a lot more emphasis placed on Cape Breton’s financial system.

“How to get it bounce began, how to get factors moving below,” Mahoney claimed following casting his vote at the Royal Canadian Legion department 151 polling station.

“The financial system listed here just isn’t what it really should be.”

Mahoney has hopes for the probable of the container terminal in Sydney and thinks an additional way to raise the area overall economy could be shifting far more govt employment to the spot.

Affordable HOUSING

Alynese Nightingale wants affordable housing. - Nicole Sullivan
Alynese Nightingale would like affordable housing. – Nicole Sullivan

Alynese Nightingale is a Glace Bay resident who wishes to see the new government’s to start with week include strong tactics for developing more cost-effective housing.

“I want to see them create strategies for remedies, doing work with community teams to generate far more very affordable housing,” she claimed.

“Minimal wage is a different large factor for me but it all ties into the identical matter – making life better for men and women.”


Alison Lewis, a Sydney Forks mom explained along with mental wellness, schooling is an spot she thinks requirements rapid notice.

“I get the job done for the education and learning system so it can be often on my head,” she stated.

MacLean also thinks education should really be tackled the first week the new MLAs and leading are in workplace.

“I want to see them maximize the number of teachers and minimize classroom measurements,” she claimed.

Hold IT THE Very same

Ed David hopes present strategies continue. - Nicole Sullivan
Ed Davis hopes current approaches proceed. – Nicole Sullivan

Ed Davis from Glace Bay was like the other voters interviewed by the Cape Breton Article in regards to realizing who was acquiring their vote right before walking via the polling station doors.

But he does not have everything he thinks the freshly elected officers ought to make a priority their initial week in business office.

“I’m very happy (with how points have been going),” Davis reported.

As a substitute Davis would like to see the new authorities proceed present approaches.

Alison Lewis, centre, with her children three-year-old Colten and seven-year-old Nora, stand outside of the voting station in Howie Centre at the Royal Canadian Legion branch 151. “I work in education so that’s always on my mind,” Lewis said about important issues for her this election. “Mental health is also important to me.”  - Nicole Sullivan
Alison Lewis, centre, with her kids a few-year-old Colten and 7-yr-aged Nora, stand exterior of the voting station in Howie Centre at the Royal Canadian Legion branch 151. “I work in education and learning so that is normally on my thoughts,” Lewis stated about essential concerns for her this election. “Mental health is also critical to me.” – Nicole Sullivan

Nicole Sullivan is a variety and education reporter with the Cape Breton Write-up.