Courtenay is growing into a bigger city and Melanie McCollum's budgetary and finance experience can help guide the city through decisions on transportation and housing that will have long-lasting impacts ourtenay City Council candidate Melanie...
Bob Wells says he has the experience and consensus-building skills that the City of Courtenay needs in its next mayor. He asks voters to look at his accomplishments, not the rhetoric of his opponents.
Comox Valley governments agreed to follow the Sustainability Strategy in the Regional Growth Strategy, but some are doing better than others. Learn the pertinent questions to identify candidates that value sustainability at a public forum this Thursday, May 24 in...
For Will Cole-Hamilton, local government is something people do together, not something that is done to them. He hopes to join the Courtenay City Council on Oct. 20 to address “available” housing and other issues.
The hours are long and the paycheck is short, but Cumberland Mayor told a crowd of about 65 in Comox that serving your community through local government can be a rewarding experience. The public forum was organized by Comox Tomorrow.
The 2018 municipal elections are underway. New candidates and incumbents have declared their intentions to seek office and at least two community groups have organized early public forums to create voter awareness and encourage potential candidates.
Courtenay Mayor Larry Jangula has accused the three incumbent council members seeking to replace him of “electioneering” during City Council meetings. He says the candidates and their supporters are distracted and not focused on city business, which is causing disharmony at the council table.
Courtenay City Council member David Frisch announced this week that he is running for mayor. Frisch is the second sitting councillor to enter the mayoral race, just 225 days away. Erik Eriksson launched his campaign for mayor several months ago.
With just 257 days before Comox Valley voters choose the 29 elected officials who will run local governments and school district through 2022, only a few people have declared their candidacy. Among them, David Frisch, who sees “a lot of work to do.”
Katie Betanzo was raised in the Comox Valley and New Zealand and moved to New Zealand in 2001. She teaches media studies and English in Auckland. This is the first in a series of articles about how proportional representative government works in her adopted country.
The 2018 municipal election campaign got a jump start this week when Courtenay Councillor Erik Eriksson told Decafnation that he’s running for mayor. Eriksson is the first Comox Valley candidate to formally announce his campaign. While most incumbents and potential...
Election Day 2018