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911 Calls from the North Westside Area

Yesterday I found myself in the position of calling 911 for a fire response with in the North Westside for a structure fire. In the past as fire chief I made several calls to the 911 center over the years and found our addresses and phone numbers add a layer of confusion to...

4th All Candidates Forum in West Kelowna Tonight

This is a late opportunity for the regional district residents from the south end and IR 9 & 10 in West Kelowna to meet the candidates running for Central Okanagan West. This forum will be held at the Best Western Plus Hotel at 3460 Carrington Road at 7:00 P.M. I only got confirmation this...

Vote Today – Nov 12

Today is another Advanced Voting Day. There are no restrictions on your voting today if it is more convenient to you, adiposity just vote! Today the polls are open at Killiney Beach in the Library Annex and at Westbank First Nation Government Offices by the Traffic Circle at the south...

Trepanier Bench Community

A BIG THANK-YOU TO ALL VETERANS FOR YOUR SERVICE

Spent the day in Trepanier speaking with the residents on issues of concern to their community. Fire protection, pill gun range and truck traffic on the local roads were the main theme...

Westshore Estates

Once again I walked the streets and driveways of Westshores. Now I am running into people that have already voted for me at the 1st Advanced Poll. Thanks for your support. Those of you that have not voted yet your next opportunity would be this Wednesday Nov 12 and again on Nov 15. Polling...

Traders Cove / Estamont

Another beautiful day in Central Okanagan West. I decided to finish both these areas today as both were rain delayed from earlier in my door to door campaigning. Traders Cove residents brought up two issues one new and one familiar. The more familiar one was in respect to the increased gravel truck traffic and...

Westshore Estates

Was in the Crown Cresent, drugs Northern View, click Pinecrest and Columbia Way areas talking with residents. Thank you to those that have already cast their vote. Next opertunity to vote will be this Wednesday the 12th....

1st Advance Polling Date … Today

This is your first opportunity to cast your ballot in this election for the Central Okanagan West Regional Directors position. The polls at both Killiney Beach in the North Westside and Westbank First Nation Building by the traffic circle at the end of Westside Road where it meets Highway 97S are open...

Killiney Beach

Beautiful day in Killiney Beach. Covered the Houghton Road, Kiethley Road, Moody Crescent then down and around Homer Crescent. This route is just a small part of my wife's' daily walking route through the community!...

NWCA Kids Halloween Costume Party

Another year another Halloween Costume Party at the Killiney Beach Community Hall. As my wife Michelle has been the Events Chair coordinator for the last four years I have duties that apparently take priority over my campaigning. (I still managed to knock on a few doors and speak to many of you today)...

Damage to Signs

I noticed there has been some damage to elections signs through last night. My sign by Traders Cove was apparently run over by a vehicle even though it was in the back of the road allowance. My opponents sign in Killiney Beach was also vandalized, definitely not an accident. Although not unexpected through Halloween it is disappointing to...

Poll Dates and Locations

POLLING STATIONS AND DATES FOR VOTING

ADVANCE POLLS: Wed. November 05 & Wed. November 12 8:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M. WHERE TO VOTE: - Westbank First Nation, dosage 1st Floor Boardroom, 301 515 Highway 97 South - Killiney Beach Community Hall, 518 Udell Road, Killiney Beach GENERAL VOTING DAY: Saturday November 15 2014 WHERE...

Wilson’s Landing Forum

Great forum tonight at the Wilson's Landing fire hall. Almost filled two bays at Station 42 with residents from Shelters Cove through to the Traders Cove end of Westside Road. Many good questions from both the moderator and the floor. I believe the answers to those questions by the three candidates clearly showed that...

Mail In Ballots Are Here

Mail in ballots are now available at the Regional District. If your leaving and unable to vote on the advance polling days November 05th & 12th then contact the regional district and arrange to pick one up. 250-763-4918...

Westbank First Nations

Had a very informative conversation with Councillor Christopher Derickson of the Westbank First Nation this morning. We discussed issues relevant to both I.R. 9 & 10 as well as to the Westbank First Nation who are the body responsible for governance on these lands. Chris is the W.F.N. non voting representative to the Regional Board...

Killiney Forum – 2.0

Response to questions on Issues in Central Okanagan West beyond the North Westside Communities.

[embed]http://youtu.be/0gOSAYiGK_w[/embed] Excellent forum in Killiney Beach with some good questions for the candidates. All three candidate were present with a good crowd in attendance. The candidate from Kelowna, drugs in my opinion did not have a good...

Westshore Estates …

Got home from Traders Cove just as it started raining and I thought I was through for the day but ... rain stopped. I promised some small signs for supporters in Westshore Estates and while there I managed to knock on a few doors and discuss my "It's About Community" Platform with the local residents....

Traders Cove

I visited with many residents from the Traders Cove community today to discuss issues. Thank you for taking the time to make me aware of the concerns important to your community. If I missed you at home I have left information for you to contact me, please do. As I have promised I will...

Great Day For a Walk

Walked Wilson's Landing and Pine Point today talking Issues with many of the residents. While out and about I ran into some people I haven't seen in years. One of those was Ian Lamont with the Honey Business in Wilson's Landing. For some of the newer residents Ian was the Regional Director...

Wilson’s Landing and Pine Point

I have Wilson's Landing from Browse Road and then south on Westside Road to Pine Point on the agenda for door knocking today. I hope to meet the residents in person and discuss the issues pertinent to these communities. Remember their is an All Candidates Forum for your community on October 30 2014...

Fintry Delta

I was in Fintry Delta on Saturday walking the neighborhood and speaking issues with the local residents. Once again Water seemed to be the main concern of the people I talked to. Most residents told me they did not have any meaningful involvement with the decisions regarding their private water supply and the new Regional...

Knocking on doors and erecting signs …

Spent the morning putting up some signs with the sign crew, thanks guys. Spent the afternoon wandering through the rest of Upper Fintry then moved on to Valley of the Sun. I got to speak with many of you but those I missed are more than welcome to contact me through email, phone...

Knocking on Doors Today in Upper Fintry

I was in the Upper Fintry Area today dodging raindrops and speaking with the residents about issues concerning their community. Once again I find residents desperate for some voice in the services they pay so dearly for.  Many of the local issues are a result of little or no attention to resident...