Twolan Seeks Another Term In Huron-Kinloss

Mitch Twolan, Huron-Kinloss Mayor (BlackburnNews.com file photo)

The mayor of Huron-Kinloss still has several items on his bucket list as he seeks another term.

Mitch Twolan says he has several high priority projects he would like to see through and will be asking voters to re-elect him for another four years.

He says the biggest one is the construction of the proposed natural gas pipeline, which is set to begin next year, which will service a number of Huron-Kinloss communities, including Lucknow, Ripley, Point Clark and Lurgan Beach.

“First and foremost is the natural gas project that Mayor Anne [Eadie of Kincardine] and Mayor Paul [Eagleson of Arran-Elderslie] have been working on for almost seven years now,” says Twolan. “I want to see that through.”

Twolan adds he’d also like to oversee the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s site selection process for a deep geologic repository to permanently store used nuclear fuel underground.

“We’re one of five communities left [in site selection process] in all of Canada, I want to see that process through, as well,” says Twolan. “Whether it’s a successful hosting agreement signed with the municipality or whether the municipality decides to bow out.”

Twolan has been in the mayor’s chair since 2004 when he assumed the role following the passing of then-mayor Gerald Doelman and was acclaimed in 2006 and 2010, before being re-elected with nearly 90% of the vote in 2014.

With the July 27th deadline to file nomination papers approaching, Twolan has one challenger so far, as Bruce Beach Cottagers Association president Brian MacEachern has declared his candidacy for mayor.