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Mayoral Agenda from Oct 22 – Nov 4. I am honoured and privileged to live, work and play on the traditional unceded territory of the K’ómoks First Nation.
Courtenay council members, Legion members, and a cadet joined Mayor Bob Wells (holding flag) outside city hall Friday afternoon for the annual raising of the Poppy Fund flag, signifying the beginning of this year’s Poppy Fund campaign. Volunteers will be at various retail outlets throughout the city selling commemorative poppies in advance of Remembrance Day.
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.
As the costs of construction, water, sewer, roads, solid waste and other areas we are responsible for increase at an unsustainable rate, I’m proud of council for creating our new Finance Committee to dig in and look for new revenue streams and look at what we are already paying for to ensure we are providing the level of service our community expects and is willing to pay
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.
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).
I’m super happy to Proclaim today as Variety Radiothon Day for the Comox Valley!!!
Mayoral Agenda from July 15 – Aug 19. I am honoured and privileged to live, work and play on the traditional unceded territory of the K’ómoks First Nation.
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.
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.
Courtenay City Council meets at 4:00 pm on the first and third Mondays of each month, or Tuesdays following a statutory holiday. The Committee of the Whole meets the last Monday of each month.
It was my pleasure to Proclaim this weekend Vancouver Island Musicfest Weekend!!!
Appointments attended by Bob Wells, Mayor of Courtenay between June 17th and July 2nd, 2019
City Council joined Nanaimo Member of Legislative Assembly, Sheila Malcolmson on a walking tour of the 5th Street Complete Street project, between Menzies and Fitzgerald Avenues. The project was made possible by a $3.253 million grant to the City of Courtenay from the Strategic Priorities fund under the Federal Gas Tax Fund and $,41,900 from the ICBC Road Safety program.
Our community made significant strides in 2018 on a number of areas, and on behalf of Council I’m pleased to highlight some of our accomplishments, along with future goals that are still to be achieved.
The rising cost of housing in southern coastal British Columbia has become an increasing challenge for many municipalities, including Courtenay. Our Council is committed to working towards solutions. In 2018 we engaged with a number of regional housing and social service providers to collectively work on our mutual goals of addressing housing insecurity and homelessness.
Appointments attended by Bob Wells, Mayor of Courtenay between June 11th and June 17th, 2019
Appointments attended by Bob Wells, Mayor of Courtenay between May 22nd and June 10th, 2019
It was my pleasure to present to the Comox Rotary Club as Mayor of Courtenay and Chair of the Comox Valley Regional District to update them on some of the successes, challenges and projects that are in progress.
Such an honour and privilege to be part of the 46 Supportive Units at The Junction Grand Opening. One small step for supportive housing, and a giant leap for residents.
People with low to moderate incomes and those at risk of homelessness in the Comox Valley, including Indigenous peoples, now have more affordable housing options and better opportunities that come with stable housing.
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 2019 Mayor’s Cup featuring the Canucks Alumni raised $16,773 for KidSport Comox Valley! Thank you to everyone who made this incredible night possible!
Friday January 18 is the 9th annual Mayor’s Cup – this year, the Mayors’ team will be playing the Canucks Alumni! The event will be from 7-9pm, with an autograph signing beforehand at 5pm.
Photo left- right: AFC Project Manager- Cheryl, Courtenay Comox MLA- Ronna Rae Leonard, Roger Kishi - Wachiay Friendship Centre, Courtenay Mayor- Bob Wells, M'akola- Kevin Albers, AFC Site Super.- Dave. People at risk of homelessness, including those who are...
2019 property assessments have been mailed to all property owners in the province. According to BC Assessment, the average Courtenay single-family home increased in value by 17%. Many communities across BC have experienced higher than average property assessment increases this year.
The long-awaited Comox Valley Autism Centre has officially opened and Courtenay Mayor Bob Wells cut the ribbon to mark the occasion.
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.
Komoks Fist Nation Pole Raising Ceremony at CVAG
Many thanks to the Comox Valley Record for this article following election day on 20 October.
When asked for a final message before 20 October, election day, I recorded this video.
Thanks for your support Courtenay. Please vote Bob Wells for Mayor.