Al Huddlestan

Port Hardy: Al Huddlestan

I do not support the installation of residential water meters at this time.

  • Nov. 10, 2011 12:00 p.m.

1. Do you support the installation of water meters and if yes, who should pay for them?

2. Because Port Hardy has experienced a marked decline in population in recent years should we cut the number of councillors from six to four and why or why not?

3. More than 50 per cent of Port Hardy pool users are from outside the district yet we fund the entire operation. How can we recoup some of the costs?

4. Why should people vote for you?


1. I do not support the installation of residential water meters at this time.  Our priority should be replacement of supply pipes that are prone to leaks after 35 years in service.

2.  I believe Port Hardy is about to see a steady increase in population due to developing opportunities in the resource and tourism sectors.  With six councillors, we have the benefit of a broader cross section of interests and expertise.

3.  Although all pool users contribute to the operation and maintenance costs, the fact is that revenues don’t even come close to expenses.  It’s time to negotiate maintenance and capital funding contribution agreements with neighbouring communities who make frequent use of the facilities.

4.  I am committed to ensuring we get the maximum benefit from every tax dollar.  We need councillors who are dedicated and passionate about the North Island.  Having served on council for 13 years, I have a deep appreciation for my town and the people who make it a great place to live.  Your current mayor and council have made great progress on many fronts.  Much needed upgrades to our marine facilities, roads, sidewalks, sewer, and water systems to name a few have contributed to enhancing our community.



Just Posted

North Island students release salmon fry

180 students from kindergarten to grade seven partipcated in the program

B.C. Scientists witness first-ever documented killer whale infanticide

“It’s horrifying and fascinating at the same time.”

Port McNeill gets yarn bombed

Colourful crochet creations pop up all over town

Port Hardy Council approves construction of the Multiplex project

Goahead given to “phase one” of the process

Pacific Coastal Airlines in the hot seat at council meeting

Boothroyd noted Pacific Coastal Airlines “Give is larger than the size of our footprint.”

Paralympic dream for rider with cerebral palsy

Kim Scott’s goal is to represent Canada and won’t let anything, including cerebral palsy, get in her way

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Harsher fines, new off-road vehicle rules in effect to combat B.C. wildfires

Anyone who starts a wildfire could be ordered to pay up to $1,000,000

Muddy water found in taps at B.C. hospital prompts investigation

Northern Health to hire consultant to examine three facilities for potential contamination

RCMP officer charged after pedestrian struck at crosswalk

A man suffered a broken leg and head lacerations after being struck by the police vehicle in 2017

It’s complicated: Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps breaks up with Facebook

“I’m quitting Facebook so I stop contributing in any way to this cycle of psychological violence where fear and anger get more air time than joy”

B.C. gives tax breaks to jumpstart LNG in northwest

LNG income tax scrapped, break on sales tax for producers

Rupert the therapy bunny sidelined due to deadly virus outbreak

Chilliwack’s famous therapy rabbit quarantined for his own safety, people not at risk

A Brush with Henschel: Spring is early

This painting is now a bit of history, the lake was renamed Ellison Lake in honour of Carl Ellison.

Most Read