Alberni-Pacific Rim encompasses the communities of Arrowsmith (Errington, Coombs, Hilliers, Whiskey Creek), Dashwood through Lighthouse Country (Horne Lake, Spider Lake, Qualicum Bay, Bowser, Deep Bay), and the Alberni Valley through to the west coast.
Our province’s students, parents, and teachers deserve better than what they’ve been getting from the BC Liberal government for the past 12 years. Having walked and talked with our teachers in School Districts 69 and 70 during their recent job action, I have heard firsthand the genuine concern for their students, as well as how working conditions have deteriorated under this government.
The 2014 Spring session of the Legislature is now over. Please click on this link for a complete update.
A bill introduced by the BC Liberal government will break apart the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR), removing protections from 90% of BC farmland and putting it at risk of industrial development.
New Democrats have proposed legislation to protect low-income families from the BC Liberals’ reckless hydro rate increases.
Amenity-Based Rural Development
In early June, I co-sponsored a morning session with Bill Veenhof, RDN Director at the VIU Deep Bay Marine Field Station. Group discussions followed a presentation by Dr. Nicole Vaugeois on the topic of Amenity-Based Rural Development.
French Creek Community School & Teachers
Many Coombs residents enjoyed the annual Coombs Community Picnic held at the French Creek Community School on June 6th. The 102-year-old facility is slated to close at the end of this school year, and I am assisting a group of concerned citizens in asking the Education Minister, Peter Fassbender, to appoint a Special Advisor to evaluate the school district’s facility review consultation process.