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Mayor’s Report

The Mayor’s weekly reports.

Mayor’s Column – August 2, 2017

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Mayor’s Column – July 26, 2017

July 26, 2017 On July 17 Council authorized the awarding of a contract to pave the Airport Runway to Peters Brothers. This is one of the major upgrading contracts to be awarded this year. (Peters Brothers will also be doing the street paving this summer.) Selecting the successful bidder for a contract such as this…

Mayor’s Column – July 12, 2017

July 12, 2017   We are into July and the floods have not come. However, this is no cause for relaxing our vigilance and going on vacation. Just kidding about your vacation. You’d better take it because you need it. Paul is on high alert. I am reminded of an ancient teaching about preparation: Don’t…

Mayor’s Column – July 5, 2017

July 5, 2017   In the human experience there are beginnings and there are endings. Most of us have at least a vague idea of the date of our beginnings. Happily, few of us have any accurate sense of the time of our endings. That said, when time has etched deep the lines in our…

Mayor’s Column – June 21, 2017

June 21, 2017   Once more Chetwynd has done it. The 2017 International Chainsaw Sculpturing Championship is successfully over and the champs have returned to their homes in Australia, Japan, Britain, the USA, and Canada. In this event our own home-grown Randy Gauthier demonstrated his artistic talent, hand-eye coordination, and physical endurance with the world’s…

Mayor’s Column – June 14, 2017

June 14, 2017   Imagine this scenario: you have two lightbulbs to change in your kitchen and only one stool. The bulbs are four feet apart and you, being of a practical bent, do not want to waste time moving the stool. The solution is a no-brainer. Place the stool securely at the midpoint and…

Mayor’s Column – June 7, 2017

June 7, 2017   I walked out of the District Centre the other day and was astonished at the brightness of the day. It was as if the sky had opened its windows and let in heaven’s light for the first time. And then I saw. Trees had been cut; the foliage was gone and,…

Mayor’s Column – May 31, 2017

May 31, 2017   Of all the issues that can come between District Council and good service to the community, land use has to be one of the most contentious. The potential to divide neighbours and create factions is almost on a par with that of an acrimonious divorce. Chetwynd Council has been walking the…

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…