I have been a strong supporter of the environment and have actively worked on projects to improve not only the preservation of our natural resources but also their restoration. Through My Tech Guys, I have been able to contribute significantly to the current Kus-kus-sum project by Project Watershed.
Our drinking water is directly tied to our environment. As chair of the Water Committee for 4 years, I was immediately challenged with a 47-day Boil Water Notice forcing us to move forward with a Water Filtration Project. Safe drinking water is very serious and I’ve worked closely with all stakeholders including Island Health and K’ómoks First Nation to come up with a plan to move forward. I have travelled to Victoria and Ottawa to make sure we are considered first for grant funding.
As your Mayor, I will continue to keep the big picture in mind and remember that our natural environment is arguably the Comox Valley’s biggest asset.
With funding secure, land acquisitions complete and a contractor in place, detailed planning and design is now underway for the Water Treatment Project. Construction officially broke ground with a kick-off event on October 30 next to the new pump station site on Comox Lake.
The City of Courtenay’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in corporate operations and the broader community have been recognized by the joint Provincial-Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) Green Communities Committee (GCC).
The City of Courtenay is forging ahead with its ban on single-use plastics. This despite Victoria losing its battle in the BC Court of Appeal for a similar ban.
A historic milestone in reconciliation and intergovernmental relations has taken place in the Comox Valley. A First Nation, a municipality and an environmental non-profit have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaboratively purchase, restore and manage a key property in the heart of their community.