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Mayor’s Report

The Mayor’s weekly reports.

Mayor’s Column – June 6, 2018

June 6, 2018   I’m writing to you from Halifax (you know, Pier 21, the gateway to Canada from Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean), where the annual convention of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is currently in session. I have encountered elected officials from across Canada, including several from Tumbler Ridge, Taylor, Fort…

Mayor’s Column – May 30, 2018

May 30, 2018 We are still talking caribou. Why, you might wonder? The answer is simple but the solution is bafflingly complex with multiple interest groups pumping their polarized perspectives – real or imagined. From the office of the Mayor I can look directly into the northern extremity of the land base of the Quintette…

Mayor’s Column – May 9, 2018

May 9, 2018   Gas prices! Can’t seem to live without them. Hard to live with them. Eyes averted, I pulled up to the pump today dreading to learn that which I didn’t want to know after recent experiences with 131.9+ per litre in central Alberta, where prices have traditionally been much lower than in…

Mayor’s Column – May 2, 2018

May 2, 2018   Remarkable as is our planet, infused with enormous powers of regeneration as is our earth, still it is finite. Our trees can be counted; our birds enumerated; fish – well they’re more elusive (example: the coelacanth, discovered in the fossil record and thought to have died out in prehistoric times, but…

Mayor’s Column – April 25, 2018

April 25, 2018   Chetwynd, our sanctuary in a big, blue, sometimes hostile world? Are we actually in the same world with Mr. Trump and Mr. Putin and Mr. Assad and the other pugilists in the ring of life? About a week and a few days ago on a late Friday afternoon my attention was…

Mayor’s Column – April 18, 2018

April 18, 2018   The Council of Forest Industries (COFI) has always been a highlight of the year for me. This year in Prince George Mayors and Councillors from across British Columbia were provided the 2018 version of the usual agenda. We got to hear from industry CEOs and Government Ministers, including the First Minister,…

Mayor’s Column – April 11, 2018

April 11, 2018   Remembering Councillor Brenda Maisey. When we lose people to the end of life we are suddenly and irrevocably faced with the knowledge of an enormous hole in our lives. This is not only so for the families of those who have left us behind; it is also so for the community…

Mayor’s Column – April 4, 2018

I’m sitting at my desk in the beautiful Chetwynd Centre that the good people of Chetwynd built in their wisdom to represent some of the community values we cherish. I’m doing a mind exercise, attempting to capture some ideas in print. It’s not ever easy to roll out my weekly column. Some weeks I just…

Mayor’s Column – March 28, 2018

March 28, 2018   Education. Training. Skills development. Preparation for satisfying employment. What is it that we need, want, can’t live without here in the North East? What do we need in Chetwynd? What have we had here in Chetwynd in decades past? What has disappeared in the last twenty years? In trying to remember,…

Mayor’s Column – March 21, 2018

March 21, 2018   Recent days have spoken to us of coming spring. Snow is (or was) melting; claims of sightings of robins have stirred our urges to pour over the seed catalogues and do a quick survey of our summer gear. Although the cold months seemed to drag, winter has almost passed us by,…