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Fort Nelson remembers Bill Streeper

Former mayor called a strong and often relentless advocate by peers
Bill Streeper

The Northern Rockies municipality is remembering a former mayor.

“Mayor and Council of the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality offer their condolences to the family and friends of lifelong resident, community champion and former-elected official Bill Streeper,” said the NRRM in a statement released Tuesday.

“A strong and often relentless advocate on behalf of the community with both the provincial and federal governments, never hesitating to call cabinet ministers directly, Bill inevitably ended up on a first-name basis with most," the statement continued.

“His history in the region spanned a half-century, from barging on the waterways of the Northern Rockies and into the Territories, to his involvement in major industries including oil and gas, transportation, and commercial development.”

Streeper passed away at the age of 70 on Saturday.

“We are saddened by Bill’s death, though will always remember his legacy,” said Mayor Rob Fraser.

“He was a committed mayor and community member who worked tirelessly to make sure the NRRM remained viable throughout the ups and downs of its economic history.”

The release also recognized Streeper's generous support of local service organizations.

[He would donate] his mayoral stipends annually, amounting to more than $300,000 over the duration of his time as an elected official,” added the statement.

There's been no announcement from the family on a service.

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