Speakers for Keepers of the Water VI: Our Waters are One
September 26-29, 2012 · Fort Nelson, BC
Acting Mayor, Northern Rockies Regional Municipality

Danny Soles began working in Fort Nelson in 1979 having been attracted to the area by the numerous logging opportunities. In 1983 he moved to Fort Nelson permanently with his wife Vera, and together they have raised twelve children, most of whom are still residing in the NRRM.

Mr. Soles has been an active participant in the development of local farm land, and still operates a productive farm at McConachie Creek. He has served for many years on the Fort Nelson Farmers Institute promoting locally grown food and livestock, and continues to advocate for more serious farming in the region.

The forest industry has been Mr. Soles's winter pursuit for many years and he continues to work for the revitalization of this industry. He believes that though residents of Fort Nelson live in an area with vast resources, the most important resource is people, so to that end he seeks to nurture and maintain good relationships between people and their environment.