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Mayor’s Report

The Mayor’s weekly reports.

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…

Mayor’s Column – February 21, 2017

February 21, 2017   In recent weeks you have been seeing more trucks than usual parked in various places or rolling through town with the commerce of the North East in their holds. You’ve also noted that many of these trucks are moving coal from Wolverine Mine to the Willow Creek Loadout – or maybe…

Mayor’s Column – February 14, 2017

February 14, 2017 Economic development and social license, the two concepts are not mutually exclusive. If we look at Economic Development as a process to increase quality of life, by definition, we are looking at more than can be measured in employment statistics and house sales, both of which form part of the picture. But…

Mayor’s Column – February 8, 2017

February 8, 2017   Hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, homecare: all of it intended to heal us, or make our passing a little more comfortable. Here in Canada, British Columbia, Chetwynd we are blessed beyond measure by the healthcare available, almost on demand, at minimal personal cost. Most of us can cite instances of care that would…

Mayor’s Column – February 1, 2017

January 31, 2017   Somebody out there must know. Chetwynd is a little town with a big heart and when armed robberies occur we people on the street are truly surprised, more than mildly annoyed, and justifiably, if not exactly righteously, angry. (Righteous anger requires a righteous person to be angry and who can claim…

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…