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Mayor’s Report

The Mayor’s weekly reports.

Mayor’s Column – September 21, 2018

September 21, 2018   From the resort city of Whistler, site of the 2018 Union of British Columbia Municipalities annual convention: I wish I was home. Indeed! Whistler is a beautiful and confusing community designed to grab the visitor’s attention and keep her or him lost as in a maze as he or she moves…

Mayor’s Column – September 14, 2018

September 14, 2018   Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge have just completed hosting the 2018 Coal and Energy Forum and I want thank those who brought it together and ensured a successful conference. It is no small task to assemble such a diverse group of representatives from industry, First Nations, Local Government, and Provincial Government and,…

Mayor’s Column – August 29, 2018

August 29, 2018   It promotes in me the wonder and even gives me an urge to wander – happily, of course, always with the intent and hope to return. We plant flowers; we sweep our sidewalks; we pick up garbage; we paint lines on streets. In fact, we as a community of northern dwellers,…

Mayor’s Column – August 22, 2018

August 22, 2018   All day they’ve faced the barren waste without a taste of water, cool, clear water. In this wide and wonderful world 2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water. More than twice that number do not have access to safe sanitation. The leading killer world-wide is unsafe drinking water – not guns…

Mayor’s Column – July 11, 2018

July 11, 2018   So much can happen in seventeen years! Your cooing, drooling, burping baby can grow up, graduate, find a job and relieve you of financial responsibilities, and even make you a doting grand. It has happened before and, statistically speaking, will happen again. Just start your little replica down that road and…

Mayor’s Column – July 4, 2018

July 4, 2018   Oh Canada! Seven reasons why we should be grateful, happy, content, even delighted to live in Canada and be proud Canadians. One. Canada is not El Salvador. Don’t get me wrong. There are several things I like very much about El Salvador not the least of which is the sun that…

Mayor’s Column – June 27, 2018

June 27, 2018   Contrary to the ideology promoted by special interest groups I could name, it’s not about money. Certainly not now (maybe it never was). Certainly not on this side of the divide! Of course I know that money keeps the wheels turning but only if the money keeps circulating. Even members of…

Mayor’s Column – June 20, 2018

A quick update from some of the happenings around town. Quite some time ago, the District of Chetwynd and the Recycling Depot met and decided on implementing the Blue Bag Recycling program.  The pilot went well and has expanded to the rest of town.  There have been little to no complaints from anyone involved and…

Mayor’s Column – June 13, 2018

June 13, 2018   Last week I mentioned the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) but gave you little information about the nature of the thing. Canada is a big country and we have a big government in Ottawa that can become preoccupied with its own agendas and forget that we, out here in the hinterland,…

Mayor’s Column – June 6, 2018

June 6, 2018   I’m writing to you from Halifax (you know, Pier 21, the gateway to Canada from Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean), where the annual convention of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is currently in session. I have encountered elected officials from across Canada, including several from Tumbler Ridge, Taylor, Fort…