By Nancy Kelly
After casting her vote in her home riding of Kings North on election day, Barb Lake, who is carrying the banner for the Nova Scotia Green Party in Kings West, will be heading home to await the results of the provincial election.
As she does everyday of her life, Lake has to be mindful of being in environments where there is a lot of cellular or wireless activity. She struggles with health issues, which she contends are the direct result of exposure to wi-fi and cell phone microwave radiation.
“It’s a reality for me,” said Lake.
Going into her second election, Lake is realistic about her chances in Kings West, but can’t help wondering “what if?”
“Wouldn’t it be something if I won?”
From her first experience as a Green Party candidate in 2009, she believes the party has gained some momentum during this election cycle. At the same time she was dismayed by the apathy that she encountered among some voters during the campaign.
“It’s like they have given up, they feel it’s too late to do anything to turn things around for the environment.”
Undaunted, Lake said she will “keep trying” to get the Green message out, even after the election is over.