Al Wickens

Port Hardy: Alan Wickens

I don’t suppport the installation of water meters at this time due to economic conditions.

  • Nov. 12, 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?

XXXXXXXXXXX

1. I don’t suppport the installation of water meters at this time due to economic conditions. When elected to council, I plan to revisit this initiative.

2. Even with the marked decline in population, I don’t think we should reduce the number of councillors. These positions are largely volunteer with little cost to the district. Fewer councillors would mean more work for each and would discourage people from running.

3. I’m a strong believer in user pay, but I’m not sure that pool users could afford a much higher fee. Regional contributions may have to come into play.

4. I’m asking Port Hardy residents to vote for me because I bring a fresh approach to guiding the business side  of the district. I also bring a wealth of experience from my time volunteering on boards of local and national not-for-profit organizations. And finally because of my accounting background and audit experience I bring a strong business approach to the day-to-day running of the district. Over the past several years I’ve seen Port Hardy struggle to find an identity. At times we’ve tried to be a tourist destination, not with great success. Logging has become highly mechanized with lower demand for manpower. I think we are a transportation hub. We have a ferry terminal, an airport, wharves, taxi service, float planes, trucking, water taxis, coast guard, pilot boats, a bus service and support facilities for each.Perhaos there is something we’re missing in Port Hardy.

 

 

Just Posted

Distracted Driver crashes into ditch along Byng Road

Port Hardy public works department confirms the incident was caused by distracted driving.

Salvation Army’s Kettle Campaign needs volunteers in Port Hardy

The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign is starting up on Nov. 29… Continue reading

Changes coming to BC Ferries reservations for Vancouver Island routes

Many customers are booking multiple reservations, inflating wait times

UPDATE: North Island highway crash resulting in serious injuries still under investigation

The two drivers were seriously injured and sent to a hospital in Victoria.

Port Hardy Mayor Dennis Dugas votes in favour of eliminating overtime pay for confidential secretary

“I think when staff makes a recommendation I have to support staff’s recommendation.”

VIDEO: B.C. legislature clerk, sergeant at arms suspended for criminal investigation

Clerk of the House Craig James, Sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz on administrative leave

Trial: Witness describes encounter with accused murderer while tending to fatally injured Descoteau

Wright said he was working in his yard when he heard a woman screaming.

Former NHL player and coach Dan Maloney dies at 68

Maloney coached the Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets

Ex-MSU president charged with lying to police about Nassar

Lou Anna Simon was charged Tuesday with lying to police during an investigation

Police aim to prevent retaliation after Hells Angel found dead under B.C. bridge

IHIT confirms Chad Wilson, 43, was the victim of a ‘targeted’ homicide

Otter makes a snack out of koi fish in Vancouver Chinese garden

Staff say the otter has eaten at least five fish

Police looking into two more incidents at private Toronto all-boys’ school

Police and the school have said two of the prior incidents involved an alleged sexual assault

B.C. lumber mills struggle with shortage of logs, price slump

Signs of recovery after U.S. market swings, industry executive says

25% of Canadians still won’t say they use pot, survey says

Statistics Canada poll says Canadians on average were 18.9 years old when they first tried pot.

Most Read