A previous councillor on Duncan City Council once commented, “We don’t need a planner because we are too small.” I heartily disagree. We need a planner BECAUSE we are small. It will only take a couple of badly designed buildings before we can kiss our lovely town goodbye. The human to building scale right now
Continue reading An Advisory Design Panel is a Must for the New Council
Yes, you read that correctly. Swiffer pads and wipes being flushed down the toilets of the nation have cost Canadian Taxpayers $250 million dollars.
In Duncan/North Cowichan, we have experienced two major breakdowns as a result of these non-biodegradable tissues, getting entangled in the pump machinery for a cost of over $50,000. The Joint Utilities
Continue reading Flushable Wipes Costing Canadians $250,000,000
Smart Meter Installation
“Meter exchanges in your community will commence in January 2012 and are scheduled to be completed by the end of May 2012,” Olynyk’s letter read. “BC Hydro customers in your community will receive a letter a few weeks prior to their meter upgrade. The letter will notify customers when their meters will
Continue reading Smart Meters. Big Brother Coming to Duncan?
I look forward to working with returning councillors Tom Duncan and Joe Thorne as well as the three new councillors, Michelle Bell, Michelle Staples and Martin Barker. I think the next three years will see a lot of changes.
Good bye to Jesse Winfrey, Ray Cadorette and Paul Fletcher, all of whom worked very hard
Continue reading And now that the election is behind us
Today is the last day all candidates can be out on the streets campaigning. I expect to spend a couple of hours downtown.
I support Phil Kent for Mayor. I believe he is the one with the real vision for Duncan. He understands the process. He is thoughtful and respectful. He is inclusive.
Continue reading One more sleep until the election