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I’ll be speaking fairly quickly, and there may be people at the meeting who can’t hear well from where they are sitting. So here it is in print. Hello everyone, thank you for being here. I am running for city council in this election because for me, it is the next step. Over the 35 … Continue reading Campaign speech to the Chamber of Commerce
What I know about the Somass Mill isn’t enough. But I have misgivings. I am talking about the five properties totalling 43 acres the City of Port Alberni bought for $5.3 million. The intention was to sell off most of the properties keeping part of it as public waterfront access and Park. The rest would … Continue reading What I know about the Somass Mill site
I’ve been boning up on housing. It’s complicated. From high end to bottom end, there are shortages. But the need in the low end is most serious. But we don’t really know how bad it is. We don’t keep up-to-date statistics. Scot Smith says the last Canada Mortgage and Housing survey was about a year … Continue reading Some thoughts on Housing
Here’s an issue that never seems to go away. For those who are new to town, the north end of 10th Avenue dead ends at the top of the ravine, or canyon of Roger Creek. One of the reasons there is a traffic bottleneck on Gertrude is because a bridge across the Roger Creek Canyon … Continue reading The 10th Avenue Crossing
Good question. Every time I think about it, I come up with a different answer. When I was a young man out of high school in Ottawa, and working at the Experimental Farm (hoeing weeds, believe it or not) I remember meeting a young guy who said he wanted to be a Politician. That was … Continue reading Why am I running?
After a fair bit of dithering, I have decided to run for City Council. I believe there should be a voice on council for the environment. Important decisions about the future of the city will be made during the next term. And I am all about sustainability, restoration, and community resilience. A vital part of … Continue reading Councillor McRuer?
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