At their meeting Tuesday Flin Flon City Council approved the cost sharing agreement among the communities of Flin Flon, Creighton and Denare Beach to hire a Regional Economic Development Officer. Perry Trusty from Prince Albert has been hired and he says he’s looking forward to working in the region. He says he’s worked regionally in central and northern Saskatchewan for 15 years in economic development for a couple of communities, Prince Albert and Tisdale-Melfort areas. He adds some of the economy is certainly similar and there are some differences but there is some familiarity with the area of northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan straddling the border so he looks forward to the opportunity to learn some more about the area, doing some promotion and trying to attract some investments.
Trusty will work out of the Creighton office and will report to the three Mayors and Councils.