Thordarson, whose candidacy for village councillor was made public by the returning officer on September 24, wants to see Delia return to the vibrant, growing community it once was.
“I feel nothing is being done,” Thordarson said. “[Delia] was a lot bigger at one time. I’d like to see young people moving to town with families.” A significant part of increasing growth, according to Thordarson, is promotion of the village on the internet as a place to move and work.
“I think we’ve got to get the word out,” Thordarson said. “Through the internet, and through real estate agents. We have to do promotion,” he added.
Of Delia, Thordarson said that it is “One of the prettiest towns I’ve seen and I’d like to see it stay that way.” Originally from Viscount, Saskatchewan, Thordarson moved to Delia four years ago. He belongs to the local Elks Club, a member of the Historical Society, is involved with Communities in Bloom and president of the Cenotaph Renovation Society. This is his first experience in municipal politics.