The Answer Is No

As I am meeting and talking with residents, two questions have been asked of me: Are you running for the Green Party (my last name)? Do you still live in North Saanich? To clarify, I am not running for the Green Party. My last name happens to be G…

Signs Flying Out the Door

Thanks to everyone who has taken a sign and to those who continue to ask for a sign. Signage really is a huge help to my getting more exposure and name recognition. I am grateful to everyone and keep those requests coming! My sign team is happy to…

Friends Make Good Parks

I am pleased to hear that volunteers of the Friends of Uplands Park are busy pulling out invasive species such as Scotch Broom and Daphne. The Friends movement to protect our local parks is wide-reaching and my hat is off to them for helping munic…

Worth Reading

UVic’s Lansdowne Professor of Social Policy Michael Prince, published an opinion piece in last week’s Times-Colonist that I wanted to share with you. In my view, it gets to the heart of why municipal elections are important and truly are an exerci…

Full Steam Ahead

I was out meeting more residents today and also attended the Monterey Bazaar which I’m told celebrated its 30th year this year. There were tables and tables of interesting items and many treasures that appealed. I also met other residents on Oak B…

IT’S A SIGN

My deep appreciation to everyone who has been willing to take a lawn sign. Building a profile when I am newer to the community is crucial to people knowing who I am. Name recognition is often a critical factor on election day. Beyond simple name r…

At Your Door

Walking in North Oak Bay and enjoyed meeting you at your front door. While this fall weather is perfect for walking and knocking, colder and wetter days are ahead which makes it more challenging to door-knock. But my goal is to get to a number of …

Urban Wildlife Management

Another interesting morning meeting with residents at Windsor Park. I was greeting owners and their dogs and, of course, Makenna my Cairn came along too. A variety of issues came up while I talked with dog owners, not the least of which is the urb…