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Mayor’s Report

The Mayor’s weekly reports.

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…

Mayor’s Column – May 30, 2018

May 30, 2018 We are still talking caribou. Why, you might wonder? The answer is simple but the solution is bafflingly complex with multiple interest groups pumping their polarized perspectives – real or imagined. From the office of the Mayor I can look directly into the northern extremity of the land base of the Quintette…

Mayor’s Column – May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018   I’ve written about Caribou Recovery several times in the last few weeks and you might be excused for thinking that caribou are my favorite fuzzy. Caribou are magnificent creatures and few of us have ever seen them in the wild or in captivity. I’ve been that blessed – having seen a…

Mayor’s Column – May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018 The North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA), an association of all local governments from 100 Mile north and from the Pacific to the Alberta border, just completed its annual convention in the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, Fort Nelson (FN), the farthest north local government in the NCLGA. It’s a lovely drive to…

Mayor’s Column – May 9, 2018

May 9, 2018   Gas prices! Can’t seem to live without them. Hard to live with them. Eyes averted, I pulled up to the pump today dreading to learn that which I didn’t want to know after recent experiences with 131.9+ per litre in central Alberta, where prices have traditionally been much lower than in…