Accessibility for All
Increasing accessibility for all benefits our entire community. Soon after the last election I met with John Higginbotham and toured Courtenay in a scooter from Air Park to North Island College. It was clear that many of the streets, intersections and public buildings were not designed for accessibility.
I helped link the city, as well as developers, to work with the Rick Hansen Foundation for certification of accessible projects which in turn can help fund them.
Below you can read a letter from Jim Gillis, whom I had the pleasure to spend some time with during my campaign launch event this past summer.
Two sweeping community master plans were passed by Courtenay council Sept. 30, outlining a vision for the city’s multi-modal transportation, parks and recreation for years to come.
A new playground area at Hawk Glen Park has been recently completed and the City of Courtenay officially opened the playground at a ribbon cutting event on Friday, July 26.
B.C. has launched a new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot that is focused on attracting entrepreneurs from around the world to establish businesses in regional communities. This will help meet the communities’ economic development needs and encourage investments outside urban areas, says the Province.
The long-awaited Comox Valley Autism Centre has officially opened and Courtenay Mayor Bob Wells cut the ribbon to mark the occasion.