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Mayor’s Report

The Mayor’s weekly reports.

Mayor’s Column – May 24, 2017

May 24, 2017   This is the day of the promised report on the recount of the votes in the ridings in which the contestants are neck-and-neck, to use racing language. But I’m not going to write further on the election. You’ll have to get your political jollies somewhere else. Today is also just two…

Mayor’s Column – May 17, 2017

May 17, 2017   Minerals North is an annual conference focusing exclusively on the mining industry. The venue moves among northern communities with Houston hosting it next year. Chetwynd’s application to host in 2019 has been accepted and Economic Development Officer (EDO), Ellen McAvany, is moving rapidly to engage the links to government and industry…

Mayor’s Column – April 19, 2017

April 19, 2017   Living, working, playing, and maybe even growing old in our hometown, a hometown whose roots go deep into the forestry industry and whose 600 plus or minus direct forestry workers give indirect support to countless others, it would not be surprising if many of us were more than a little aware…

Mayor’s Column – April 12, 2017

April 12, 2017   For those with long memories it won’t be difficult to recall the concern many of you expressed (especially on the local Facebook outlet for your emotions) about the indiscriminate and improper parking of coal trucks on the beautiful streets of Chetwynd. And it was a real concern. Many of you had…

Mayor’s Column – April 5, 2017

April 5, 2017   Garbage is a big item here in the North East as it is almost everywhere on earth. Happily, our systems work quite well for properly disposing of the unwanted stuff if we use the systems as we should. Many of us have travelled to parts of the world where garbage disposal…

Mayor’s Column – March 29, 2017

March 29, 2017   Managing public resources and getting the best value for the buck is always a challenge for trustees of public funds. Sometimes in the effort to appear to be getting the best value it is actually possible to come out on the short end. Consider acquisition of new or replacement equipment as…

Mayor’s Column – March 22, 2017

March 22, 2017   Competition for government grants for major capital projects is intense. There is never enough money for all the hopefuls to be satisfied. For every dollar of grant money being made available there must be five hopeful projects waiting for the announcement to begin work. It’s no different in Chetwynd. We win…

Mayor’s Column – March 15, 2017

Have you ever been lost? I know I have. Maybe you’ve been lost driving in a strange city, hiking in the wilderness, or like my wife and I, who inadvertently bicycled into the wrong neighborhood in the downtown east side of Vancouver on our tenth anniversary. Moving to a new community can bring the same…

Mayor’s Column – March 8, 2017

March 8, 2017   The years slip by so quickly we would scarcely notice their passage if it were not for certain events and accomplishments marking the way. Chetwynd has had several exceptional accomplishments and events over the past year that we can note with satisfaction in no order of magnitude or importance. The inauguration…

Mayor’s Column – March 1, 2017

February 28, 2017   I am writing this column as much to clarify my own thinking as to inform you, so  please bear with me as I negotiate the maze of relationships and agreements among the seven north-east municipalities and the four electoral areas that together constitute the Peace River Regional District (RD). I hasten…