Normally, I write about local and regional issues in the Capital Regional District. But I am departing from my norm and choosing instead to write about our recent motorcycle trip into the Chilcotin, Cariboo and Interior reaches of British Columbia. Visiting small communities and talking to local residents provided me with new insights … Read more
It’s that time of year again and for those who are keen to cycle but like the option of “coasting” once in awhile, please come to Oak Bay Avenue and give the new electric Pedego bicycle a try. To enlarge this photo, just click on it.
When was the last time that you sat down, picked up your favourite pen and took the time to hand write a letter to someone? In this new age of instant communication, mass media and the electronic device, is letter writing becoming a lost art? I was pleasantly surprised on a recent visit to … Read more
In case you missed it, a Provincial all-party Special Committee on Local Elections Expense Limits released its long-awaited report on December 15, 2014. As stated in the press release, “the report contains results of the Committee’s public consultation on principles to guide the relationship between elector organizations and their endorsed candidates related to expense limits, … Read more
As Island dwellers, we know that we live in coastal communities located on a spectacularly beautiful West Coast. But with the hurly burly of ordinary life, we sometimes take for granted the fragile balance between human activity and protection and sustainability of our marine environments. Only when we take the time to reflect on how … Read more
It was an amazing race for the Mayor’s job and with a wonderful group of volunteers who pitched in willingly and did everything right, I was proud of our campaign. We worked so hard to reach voters and present a different choice for leadership and a different voice of experience. In the end, the voters … Read more