Im running for re-election as a Director at Large on the Union of BC Municipalities #UBCM2020

This past year, it has been an honour to represent BC local governments on the Union of British Columbia Municipalities.    I am running for a second term as a Director-at-Large to continue  ensuring that the province works closely with local government to build resilient communities.  Building resilient communities is especially important in the face …

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CBC Gem Documentary on Nanaimo’s Waste Reduction Efforts and Circular Economy!

We have been working hard at the Regional District of Nanaimo to reduce our community’s waste.  Our efforts towards diverting 90% of our waste from landfill is being recognized nationally. Mark Sakamoto from the Good People series came last winter to film half of an episode on the good things happening in our region around …

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April 10, 2020, Nanaimo City Council Update

Some reports, updates and thoughts from my week on Council.  Photo is of our champion public works crew and contractors working around the clock to repair a ruptured water main on Bowen Rd. last Saturday April 3rd.  They did amazing work. Covid-19 The curve is flattening and there is a tone of tentative optimism in …

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Ben’s Nanaimo Council Update, April 2, 2020 – Covid-19 report and reflection

Some reports, updates and thoughts from my week on Council. The focus has been of course responding to the Covid-19 outbreak. Useful links for Covid-19 related information are listed throughout. City and RDN Covid-19 response at a glance City and RDN’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak had begun before provincial public health announcements and has …

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