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Mayor’s Report

The Mayor’s weekly reports.

Mayor’s Column – January 25, 2017

January 25, 2017   As we are moving relentlessly into the unknown of 2017, and we’ve already taken stock of the things accomplished (or not) in 2016 and before, we need to examine our priorities again. Adding to the uncertainty of the future, is the certainty that we are now living next door to an…

Mayor’s Column – January 18, 2017

January 18, 2017   It can be easy to assume that municipalities, provinces, countries, or even large companies have unlimited resources of income.  This is not the case with any of them. The budget of a municipality is not that much different than that of a household.  There are income sources and expenses.  Money comes…

Mayor’s Column – January 11, 2017

January 11, 2017   I had the satisfying and calming pleasure of staying home between Christmas and New Year’s days. For seven days of twenty-four hours each I saw not the lights of town and I remember not anyone’s calling me on a matter of business. And I called no one. Oops, ‘scuse me, that…

Mayor’s Column – January 4, 2017

January 4, 2017   Unlike time’s transition from 2016 to 2017, this transition happened so smoothly and so quietly that you had no idea that it had happened, that the old had given way to the new, that the threat of ruinous fines was past. It did and it has and your Mayor and Council,…

Mayor’s Column – December 7, 2016

December 7, 2016   Forty years ago on the first day of September Mirja and I started building our house. It was supposed to last us for a lifetime. Apparently that lifetime is not over yet. That first day of September was beautiful, warm, sunshiny, and our hopes were high. Yes, we did finish the…

Mayor’s Column – November 23, 2016

November 23, 2016   Contrary to recent misunderstandings, Chetwynd is not thirty million dollars in debt, but has 10 years or so to find thirty million dollars, which in itself won’t be easy. Within the next ten to twelve years, the District of Chetwynd can expect to repair or replace thirty million dollars worth of…

Mayor’s Column – November 16, 2016

November 16, 2016   Did you ever wake up in the night to the acrid, nose-twisting, gut-cramping odor of something burning? Something that shouldn’t be burning – not now, not here, not ever? Did you ever with smarting eyes have to evacuate the comfort of your bed, wrap in a sheet, and drag your kids…

Mayor’s Column – November 9, 2016

November 9, 2016   Relationships between municipalities and the Peace River Regional District are more often than not amicable and productive in spite of the ambiguities created by the nature of the Provincial legislation that created the Regional Districts. In Chetwynd the most obvious points of contact involve the Chetwynd Recreation Complex and the Fire…

Mayor’s Column – October 26, 2016

October 26, 2016   Summer work usually gets done between time off with a cool glass of lemonade and the beginning of autumn – sometime before the first snow whitens the sod. Then comes the fall work: harvesting the gardens, cleaning the flower beds, raking leaves, all of which should be completed before real winter…

Mayor’s Column – October 19, 2016

October 19, 2016 Buy local or bye, bye local. That was the message to which I tuned in at the Business2Business Expo sponsored by the South Peace EDC in Dawson Creek last Wednesday. Altogether a fascinating event in every respect that held my attention for the day. Too bad more of you couldn’t have attended.…