Category Archives: Environment

Less Fires in the City, More Water in Dry Creeks (where and when it’s supposed to be), and in Dunk Tanks!

A few interesting things happening in City Business. Big changes to Fires in the City Over the past couple weeks the City has gone through a bit of a sea change on the fire prevention front and it all comes down to … Continue reading

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The Double Edged Sword of the Politics of Fear

In the past two weeks we have had two very separate but similar instances where fear has played a large role in decision making.  I’m going to start with the most recent one. Fear wins over contracts and trust At … Continue reading

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Long Time No Blog! Airport Processes – And Honouring Contracts – And a New Phone!

The ACRD’s Alternate Approval Process Starts for Alberni Airport Expansion That’s a lot of A’s! As you no doubt know, the ACRD is looking to upgrade the Airport by lengthening and widening the runway, adding a GPS route and adding lights. … Continue reading

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Gardens, Greenery…. and Gall. The Power of Community to Overcome Greed.

Grow a Garden, It’s Important. This past Sunday I had the honour and privilege to cut the ribbon (it was even red!) at the Official opening for the Community Garden built by the Young Professionals of the Alberni Valley at 4th … Continue reading

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Transport, Climate Committee, Strange LNG Answers and AVICC Conference

Here we go! VIEA Intermodal Transportation Forum On Tuesday March 31st I went down to Victoria with Councillor McLeman for the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance forum on Transportation.  This was a very exciting event. You might be wondering what the VIEA … Continue reading

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