Passionate advocate for increased health services in the North as well as increased addiction treatment support, Nicole Halbauer is putting her name forward to join John Horgan’s BC NDP
On Thursday, community leader, Nicole Halbauer (X’staam Hana’ax) announced she will be seeking the BC NDP nomination in the riding of Skeena, currently held by the BC Liberals.
“People here need someone who stands up for them and helps them with the challenges they’re facing—especially since the pandemic began,” Nicole said, “John Horgan’s leadership during this time has been inspirational and I want to be part of his team to make life better for people in communities across Skeena.”
As the current Chair of the Board of Directors at Coast Mountain College, Nicole has helped secure $18.7 million in funding for a new residence at the Terrace Campus. She is also passionate about the Contact North program which connects students in remote and Indigenous communities to online learning.
Nicole lives in Terrace with her husband where they keep several chickens and horses. Nicole loves to unplug and go horseback riding.
“My motivation is my two-year granddaughter. I want her to grow up in a community where everyone can get a good job, access to the healthcare and treatment they need, afford a good place to live, all within a sustainable economy,” Nicole said.
Nicole has a Masters of Business Administration from UNBC, and is accredited by the Institute for Corporate Directors from the Rotman School of Business.