Author Archives: Deanne Ennis

Notice to Homeowners for Your 2017 Taxes, Utilities and Home Owner Grants

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Mayor’s Column – November 22, 2017

November 22, 2017   Drugs and alcohol are not a problem in our society.  Can you believe that I just said that?  Bear with me. It’s been two months since I had the opportunity to listen to Dr. Gabor Mate speak on mental health and addictions at UBCM.  The experience still resonates with me today. …

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Mayor’s Column – November 15, 2017

November 15, 2017   The prospect of legalized cannabis less than a year away leaves some people euphoric, if not high, and others uncertain. I am in the uncertain camp. With so many unanswered questions about legal cannabis, I just can’t be mellow. Up front I admit to having never used cannabis, voluntarily, that is,…

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Mayor’s Column – November 8, 2017

November 8, 2017   Today is Budget day when Council will deliberate on the values we hold as representatives of the District of Chetwynd. After all, the collective values held determine virtually every outcome. As elected representatives it is assumed that Council values reflect generally the values of the majority of residents, though the values…

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Mayor’s Column – November 1, 2017

November 1, 2017   I’ve several times referred in this column to the second law of thermodynamics. In physics it has to do with the degree of randomness or disorder in the system. In other words, it has to do with the degree to which the system is wearing out, falling apart, becoming dysfunctional, reaching…

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Community Health Plan

Working Together In September 2017, the District of Chetwynd, Northern Health and local health care providers committed to working collaboratively to develop a Community Health Strategy, with important consultation from residents, stakeholders and others.

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Mayor’s Column – October 25, 2017

October 25, 2017   When opposite viewpoints express community feelings on a topic, a Council ruling on the topic is bound to make some people happy and others sad, angry, disappointed, or otherwise looking for plan b or c. And so it is when Chetwynd Council rules. How could it be otherwise? We read the…

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Mayor’s Column – October 18, 2017

October 18, 2017   Vegas. Chance. Time out. Get away. Lights, glitter, music; old car events, over-sized concerts; friends. Come home with a little more cash than you took. Simple pleasures. Stay alive. How far to Vegas? Not far. A few hours will speed you from the cold cares of life, the snow, the jobs,…

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Mayor’s Column – October 11, 2017

October 11, 2017   From time to time the firm plans we make to rationalize our days go blowing in the winds of change and we are compelled to modify, nullify, or otherwise …. our intent. So it happened to me as I was attending the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) convention in Vancouver.…

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Proposed Tax Changes Information

From Chetwynd Chamber of Commerce As you all know, we have been working closely with our provincial Chambers and federal counterparts on the Proposed Tax changes. Small business is the backbone of our community and we need to show our support. The Chetwynd Chamber of Commerce and our network across BC and Canada is asking…

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