Good job, Port McNeill Chamber of Commerce

Dear editor,

Given the recent article in the newspaper, as the chamber liaison for the Town of Port McNeill, I wanted to take a brief moment to clarify a couple of things. I wish to also state that I am speaking as the council representative for the chamber and not for town council as a whole.

It was reported that the hesitancy on the part of council to fund the chamber to run the VIC is a result of two things: incomplete bookkeeping and the lack of resource based industry support on the part of the chamber.

On the matter of the bookkeeping I feel the chamber did answer those questions that were asked by the town.  Suggestions by the town regarding financial reporting, the website, and advertising that seemed to lean specifically towards the Chamber (not tourism based) were taken into consideration and changes have already been implemented.  I feel the chamber has been more than cooperative.

The $20,000 funding that was granted is for operating the Visitor Info Centre.  The money used to promote businesses in the area comes from a portion of the business licenses sold and chamber memberships.  As a council we need to remind ourselves of that when requesting them to give more focus to resource based businesses. I believe that the chamber has done and continues to do an outstanding job promoting the business community as a whole.

Gaby Wickstrom

Port McNeill

 

 

Just Posted

Derina Harvey Band – Heartfelt, Energetic, Celtic rock comes to Port Hardy

Front-woman Derina Harvey leads this Celtic-rock act, who offer an authentic east-coast experience.

OPINION: Urgent care room will cost lives

“Seniors, of any demographic, are the most vulnerable to the loss of emergency care.”

James Hayward coroner’s inquest rescheduled hours away from where RCMP shooting occured

The family is “a bit disappointed that it’s going to be held in Campbell River”

Deadline looming for North Island College scholarship applications

Students have until April 24 to apply for a record number of… Continue reading

BC Ferries to pilot selling beer and wine on select routes

Drinks from select B.C. breweries and VQA wineries to be sold on Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen route

Dashcam captures close call between minivan, taxi at busy Vancouver intersection

To make the footage more nerve-wracking, a pedestrian can be seen standing at the corner

Waste not: Kootenay brewery leftovers feed the local food chain

Spent grains from the Trail Beer Refinery are donated to local farmers and growers, none go to waste

Deck collapses in Langley during celebration, 35 people injured

Emergency responders rushed to the Langley home

B.C. mom wages battle to get back four kids taken from her in Egypt

Sara Lessing of Mission has help from Abbotsford law firm

VIDEO: Fire guts Peachland home

Crews are still on scene pumping water onto the blaze in the Okanagan neighbourhood

$6K raised in one day’s time for family of woman gunned down in Penticton

GoFundMe launched for family of Darlene Knippelberg, to pay for funeral costs and other expenses

B.C. mountain biker sent home from hospital twice, despite broken vertebrae

Released in Maple Ridge to go home with three fractured vertebrae

Seven tips to travel safely this Easter long weekend

An average of three people are killed, and hundreds more injured, each Easter long weekend in B.C.

Seattle’s 4-20 ‘protestival’ enjoys tolerance, some support – and B.C. could do the same

Seattle’s Hempfest a large-scale occasions with vendors, prominent musical acts and thousands of attendees

Most Read