Darrell Power, a businessman, talk show radio host and musician who is running for an at large seat on council, says people are often overwhelmed by the immensity or complexity of big issues, and that focusing on the “small things” would help create a “sea change” in St. John’s.
Power highlighted the issue of food security, saying he would like to work with restaurants and grocery stores to reduce food waste, while exploring the possibility of expanding community gardens so that people and families can grow their own food.
“St. John’s has the chance to be a beacon for the province, and even for the rest of the country, in terms of how we can turn [things] around and improve things,” he says.
“In 2017, it’s high time we start thinking more progressive thoughts about where we want to be in 20 years as opposed to being weighed down by the problems of today; we need a longer term strategy. And I think there’s some young people and some new fresh [ideas] that are coming to council who can potentially do that.”