Iain Currie is the Green Party candidate for Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo.

Iain believes his community was already worn down by the pandemic before an early and awful fire season began, and the community is still reeling from the horror of the discovery of 215 children’s graves at a former residential school.

Even for those who avoided illness and direct impacts from the fires, it is hard to not feel anxious and pessimistic.

Iain did not want an election now, and was struggling to feel like he could make a difference.

But, on the Friday before the election was called, he looked out the window and saw the blue skies of his hometown turn to smoke grey and he realized that giving up on his children’s future was not an option.

He chose optimism and action. He believes that we can do better.

For more about Iain, please visit his website: iaincurrie.ca