Reeve of the RM of Dauphin, Ron Ryz, hopes when election time comes in a few weeks there’s a bigger turnout than in the past.

A major priority Ryz hopes to be addressed is rural water funding because it costs 20 thousand dollars to bring treated water to the RM and in the past, they’ve received provincial and federal funding for it, so Ryz hopes that continues.

Other issues Ryz hopes are addressed are, government support for the rural area, helping with road maintenance, cell service, health care and wait times.

Ryz expects the elected government to listen to rural areas.

With the lack of rain this summer, the trade war with the US and China, and lower yields and prices, Ryz says the government can play a role in helping the affected farmers in the area.