Quesnel’s Jess Ketchum, co-founder of Save Our Streets (SOS) Coalition

By Frank Peebles
Quesnel Cariboo Observer
January 26, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

Jess Ketchum

Jess Ketchum once helped save the streets of Quesnel. Now he’s helping to save the streets of the entire province. …Ketchum has been a central figure in many key organizations around the area. …Local MLA and cabinet minister Alex Fraser convinced Ketchum to become his Legislative advisor. He was hired by Jimmy Pattison to be a communications leader for Expo 86. One of his clients is the vaunted Council of Forest Industries. He helped found the Rocky Mountaineer rail tourism company. But his first and friendliest client was a little forestry firm called West Fraser Timber, operated by Hank Ketcham of Quesnel. …A provincial response is needed, said Ketchum, which is why the Save Our Streets Coalition is catching on with members all over B.C. who aren’t strong enough of voice, by themselves, but as a group they have clout. 

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