MAYOR

BOB WELLS

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Giving Courtenay Our Best

Giving Courtenay Our Best

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...

Voting for a Food Secure Comox Valley – LUSH Valley’s Report

Voting for a Food Secure Comox Valley – LUSH Valley’s Report

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.

Bob Wells with Lisa Helps Talking Dispensaries

Bob Wells with Lisa Helps Talking Dispensaries

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.

Don’t miss Ribfest this weekend

Don’t miss Ribfest this weekend

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.

Affordable Housing Strategy

Affordable Housing Strategy

  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...

Increased Accessibility for All

Increased 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 and intersections were not designed for accessibility.

Open and Collaborative Governance

Open and Collaborative Governance

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.   

Entrepreneurial Task Force

Entrepreneurial Task Force

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.

WELLS READY FOR MAYOR’S RACE

WELLS READY FOR MAYOR’S RACE

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...

Campaign Launch video

Campaign Launch video

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...

Public to have say about pot

Public to have say about pot

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...

Wells Clarifies 2017 expenses

Wells Clarifies 2017 expenses

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...