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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.
My good friend, and personal trainer, Sarah Seads, has some excellent advice to offer. Have a look at the short video in this post.
My Tech Guys are committed to working with Project Watershed, and other local groups, to make our community a better place for everyone and preserve it’s natural beauty for future generations.
My Tech Guys continue to live stream most of the local political events in the Comox Valley. This is a live recording of the 2018 Comox All Candidates Debate held at the Comox Recreation Center on Friday, 12 October 2018
As a parent who needed extended assistance when our twins were born with complications, I was shocked at the cost of parking and resolved to ensure that others in the same situation would have at least one less thing to worry about.
When the new hospital was built I successfully campaigned for free parking.
In the video in this post, Will Cole-Hamilton and I share endorsements for each other during this election.
This article, published in the Comox Valley Record on 23 June 2018, sheds so light on local taxes, and how Courtenay has managed to keep increases under control.
I'm very grateful for the love and support of my family. They are there with me every step of the way as we do our best to make sure the voters of Courtenay have a great choice for Mayor. ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITIES Advance voting opportunities will be provided at...
With the majority of our produce food being transported from the mainland, we remain reliant. For years it has been up to organisations like LUSH Valley, and the dedicated people who run them, to work towards improved education, self-reliance, and effectively sharing our harvests. With this in mind, I am proud to be the first to answer their important questions in the questionnaire they sent to all current candidates.
CVA Presents Arts & Culture Questions for Candidates – Bob Wells’ answers
I personally want to thank the K’omoks First Nation for taking the time to build relationships and trust between our communities. This is reconciliation in action.
I recently had the pleasure of talking to community activist and social networking provider Hans Peter Meyer about my work with My Tech Guys, Startup Canada, and other community related projects. Have a listen to the podcast.
During my trip to Whistler I had the pleasure of meeting up with Tofino Mayor Josie Osborne. We had a great discussion about Strategic Procurement and the community benefits they bring.
After a recent meeting with Andrew Weaver, I had a chat with my fellow CVRD Director, Rod Nichol, about waste management and how the Comox Valley will be looking to deal with this issue in the future.
I had a discussion with Lisa Helps about the study that has shown the crime has actually gone down around every medical cannabis dispensary in Victoria. She credits this to an industry that knows there is a perception problem and is working hard to make sure increased crime does not become a reality.
Ribfest is this weekend. This annual event is brought to the community by the Strathcona-Sunrise Rotary Club, who uses the funds raised for local and international projects. September 14-15-16 at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds – 3 days of food, music & entertainment for the whole family.
We have always been proud to be a leading provider of Tech services on Vancouver Island and we are always happy to donate our time and expertise. This weekend, we donated $1000 to the Kus-kus-sum Project from us and our customers.
I see the housing crisis as one of the biggest issues right now affecting our community. I see it taking a balanced approach from local government to create the environment to support private and non-profit solutions. The Comox Valley Coalition to End...
Thanks so much to the great people who came out to help us paint some signs. It was a fun afternoon and we appreciate all the enthusiasm and help.
Originally published by the Comox Valley Record on Sep. 6, 2018 11:30 a.m. David Frisch presented an early twist to the Courtenay election landscape Thursday, when he announced he was stepping down from the mayoralty race, and will instead seek a second term on...
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 and intersections were not designed for accessibility.
I know my biases and work hard to understand those with opposing views to create collaborative outcomes. Over the past 4 years I’ve seen the consequences of not listening which erodes trust and respect. I am passionate, but not polarizing. I advocate for my principles, but am not antagonistic.
I am truly passionate about business and have seen how it can support and positively change our communities. I have worked hard as a business owner and working to assist other businesses and organizations.
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.
I will create a Task Force inviting the Chamber of Commerce and CVEDS as well as groups like LIFT Comox Valley and Startup Comox Valley. I will also invite entrepreneurs that have been successful as well as ones just starting up to make sure we include the perspectives across our community.
As your Mayor I will continue to pursue technologies to reduce costs, increase transparency and collaboration, and ensure we are using best in class systems to ensure the services we provide are running smoothly and efficiently.