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Mayor’s Report

The Mayor’s weekly reports.

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…

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…

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,…

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.…

Mayor’s Column – September 27, 2017

September 27, 2017   I had the recent pleasure of participating in the Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Business Walk and more recently in handing our Certificates of Congratulation to three recently opened businesses. Both experiences were heart-warming and eye-opening. Thank you to those who took the time from a busy commercial enterprise to answer questions and…

Mayor’s Column – September 20, 2017

September 20, 2017   In case you’ve been wondering… On September 7 and 8 I had the pleasure of representing Chetwynd at the annual Coal and Energy Conference (Energy Through Synergy) held in Tumbler Ridge. (Next year Chetwynd is committed to hosting.) I also had fun while representing you, which seems to indicate that we…

Mayor’s Column – September 13, 2017

September 13, 2017   These last months have impressed on us the vulnerability of our position in an unpredictable world. (I guess some things are predictable in general terms but precision as to month, day, hour, and person is still very much a guess.) Last year Chetwynd and surrounding rural residential areas were hammered by…

Mayor’s Column – September 6, 2017

September 6, 2017   These last months have impressed on us the vulnerability of our position in an unpredictable world. (I guess some things are predictable in general terms but precision as to month, day, hour, and person is still very much a guess.) Last year Chetwynd and surrounding rural residential areas were hammered by…

Mayor’s Column – August 30, 2017

August 30, 2017   I am discovering a fine line between keeping Chetwynd citizens suitably informed about the progress of the various projects happening in our home town and my ability to craft a column that contains enough new detail to hold your interest. But I’ll do my best. Actually, there are some details that…

Mayor’s Column – August 9, 2017

August 9, 2017   I just returned from a drive about our town and I congratulate you all on the spirit that I see at work here. Chetwynd is busy, not with an aimless coming and going, but with a purposeful, businesslike drive that is the sign of a community that supports and appreciates its…