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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.
A fire hall would :
Improve response time for Fire Departments to arrive on scene
Improve the building code for houses constructed in East Courtenay
Reduce the cost of home insurance
Originally published by the Comox Valley Record on Jul. 4, 2018 10:00 a.m. The K’ómoks First Nation (KFN) and Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) are working towards an agreement that will see greater co-operation in the management of regional water resources, the...
Many thanks to James Wood from 98.9 The Goat FM for attending the official Bob Wells for Mayor campaign launch, this past Saturday at Locals Restaurant and posting about it to their website. You can view the article below, and remember to have a look at the gallery...
The video below serves as a public invitation to join me for my official mayoral campaign launch. Please share it widely. Date: 23 June 2018 - This Saturday! Venue: Locals Restaurant - Many thanks to Ronald and Trish for hosting. Time: 2 - 4pm We will be...
Originally published by the Comox Valley Record on Jun. 19, 2018 4:30 p.m In a 5-2 vote Monday, Courtenay council approved second reading of zoning amendments to define and restrict storefront cannabis retailers. There will be a public hearing and open house...
COURTENAY, B.C. – Bob Wells wants to explain his expenses. Wells, who serves on Courtenay city council, was included in the latest disclosures of salaries and expenses for city employees and elected officials. The document covered all employees paid above...
Thanks to George LeMasurier from Decaf Nation for publishing the post below, and for delivering well-researched independent citizen journalism to Courtenay and the rest of the Comox Valley. Bob Wells says he has the experience and consensus-building skills...
Originally published by the Comox Valley Record on May. 16, 2018 12:50 p.m. The CVRD says the $110-million project is on track following a successful Value Planning Process The Comox Valley Regional District’s $110-million water treatment project has reached its next...