September 26, 2022 - It was a pleasure last Thursday evening to take part in the Candidate Meet and Greet session hosted by the Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce. There as a good turn-out at the Beban Park auditorium, with residents able to move around the room and talk to candidates for Mayor, Councillor, and School Board positions. Our democratic process is so important, and it hinges on a public which is interested and informed about issues and candidates. So I thank all tho
Last week, I joined with the Mayor and several other Councillors to attend the annual Union of B.C. Municipalities Conference. It is an opportunity to meet with Councillors from other areas of the province and discuss issues of importance. There are study sessions and clinics, and resolutions to be put forward to the provincial government are debated. In addition, I attended along with others specific meetings with provincial cabinet ministers. One was the Honourable Murr
Friday, September 9, 2022 I can certainly relate to students and their families with the stresses of returning to school this past week. It always take some time to get settled into routines. As a former educator I appreciate the value of a well-rounded education. But I also know that things begin with teaching the basic skills. Similarly in City government, I believe that we need to start by focusing on the basics of our mandate - to use taxpayer money to supply the basi
September 6, 2022 - September is here, ushered in as always with the Labour Day long weekend. It was my pleasure yesterday to attend the annual Nanaimo Duncan District Labour Council picnic held at Transfer Beach. A good crowd was on hand, including many candidates running for Nanaimo Council or School Board. I appreciated the opportunity to address the crowd briefly and introduce myself as an incumbent Councillor seeking a third term. My thanks to NDDLC for a very enjoy
On Thursday, September 1, 2022, I made it official by filing my nomination papers at City Hall. After giving it much thought, I have decided to seek a third term as Councillor on Nanaimo City Council. Many people have encouraged me to run again, and I feel I still have much to offer in terms of knowledge, experience, and good judgement. In the weeks ahead I look forward to meeting and talking with residents, and sharing my opinions on this Blog page. Stay tuned...