Open for Business Award - 2018 Winner
The District of Chetwynd is proud to have received the 2018 Open for Business Award!

Author Archives: Deanne Way

Mayor’s Column – March 14, 2018

March 14, 2018   It will have been about three years by the time you read this column – for those who can remember. Way back then (it almost seems like prehistory) Chetwynd was going through a sort of crisis. The District of Chetwynd had just completed the building of the Clinic and staffing the…

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Mayor’s Column – March 7, 2018

March 7, 2018   Congratulations, Chetwynd, we’ve just received the Open for Business Award for communities in our category. This means that this Most Charming Community (another award we have recently received) is also friendly and welcoming to business. It’s a commendable accomplishment to balance liveability and business and I want all you business owners…

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Mayor’s Column – February 28, 2018

February 28, 2018   The old dog soon will run no more. It will be a sad day when we look in eager expectation of the regular appearance of the big grey dog, sure that he is coming, but he doesn’t come. We will call and wait and call again, but he does not appear.…

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Mayor’s Column – February 21, 2018

February 21, 2018   I was driving about town today, didn’t seem to have a care in the world, and noticed the enormous piles of snow in just about every blank space. Can’t remember the last time the snow came so energetically, so utterly beautifully, for so long, to pile up so deep and wide.…

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Mayor’s Column – February 14, 2018

February 14, 2018   How many young Chetwynd men in grade seven aspire to a career in nursing? I mean the nursing in which, as time goes on you mature and grow confident in your profession and become skilled and knowledgeable to the extent that other health professionals actually will turn to you for advice…

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Mayor’s Column – February 7, 2018

February 7, 2018   Are we a literate tribe or not? Literate or not literate, that is the question. Let’s say, for the sake of friendly debate, that we are not a fully literate tribe. Let’s say that the folks over in the Dawson Creek tribe are more literate than we are. Are we okay…

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Mayor’s Column – January 31, 2018

January 31, 2017   The fifteenth annual Premier’s Natural Resources Conference did not fail to entertain as well as inform. Be assured that I am not referring to entertainment that might have come with the gala dinner on Tuesday evening – or was it on Wednesday evening? I didn’t attend. My patience for that type…

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Mayor’s Column – January 24, 2018

January 24, 2018   A Natural Resources Forum attended by 950 delegates would seem to be the ideal environment to stimulate the creative instincts of the naturally lazy mind. Well, sort of. But it still takes an effort to sit down in my hotel room and recapture some of the ideas that were floated during…

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Mayor’s Column – January 17, 2018

January 17, 2018   Last week I appealed the young generation the importance of staying in school to obtain that far-off-in-the-mists-of-time degree or Red Seal trade designation. Please humor me once more while I again belabor (belabour) the point. We are well into January now and the winter doldrums may be lulling you scholars bent…

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Mayor’s Column – January 10, 2018

January 10, 2018   It’s January, noticeably January (though it has warmed by 40 degrees since those last bitter chill days of December), and the commerce of the community is rolling past on steel and rubber with intelligent (I trust), self-aware beings at the controls who, I have to trust, are themselves aware of other…

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