Jin Lin announces her candidacy for Courtenay council

After much careful thought, I have put my name forward as a candidate for City of Courtenay council.

My family and I moved to Courtenay in 1993. Since coming from Taiwan, we have worked hard at fitting in and contributing to our new home. My husband Dali set up T.F. Specialty Sawmill where I worked in office management and international export of specialty lumber.

In 1996, we also purchased the Maple Pool Campground, which we have managed solely since 2003. We have proudly worked with the Dawn To Dawn Society to house people who would otherwise have been homeless, and I have gained considerable insight in dealing with issues of mental health and addictions through this experience. Both of our businesses provided life lessons in dealing with people from all walks of life.

I am probably best known in Courtenay for my volunteer activities (CVMISS or the Comox Valley Multicultural and Immigrant Support Society, July 1st Committee and Advisory, Lantern Fest Committee, Evergreen Club Special Event Committee, Naswell Christmas Dinner, Elks Club, Comox Valley BC Senior Games, China Winter Olympic team attaché and more). I have humbly accepted awards including 2017 Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year as well as one of Courtenay Centennial Anniversary celebration’s Citizen of the Century.

As an immigrant to Canada, I take great pleasure in promoting and sharing cultural friendships to help to enrich our community, and give people from other cultures the opportunity to share their customs, foods and festivals with our friends and neighbours in the Comox Valley. I am especially proud to say that we have done this at no cost to the local government.

I am much more than a passionate volunteer. My diverse business and volunteer experience has prepared me for budgeting and fiscal responsibility. Those who know me well say that my heart is on the left but my pocketbook is firmly on the right. This is the balanced approach I would take if elected. As a councillor, I would listen carefully, study extensively, discuss respectfully and serve selflessly.

Some local issues that I feel strongly about:

• Fiscally responsible oversight

• Spending within our means

• Open and transparent government

• Addressing housing affordability

• Promoting senior-oriented amenities

• Recycling education

I look forward to more community input during my campaign.

Jin can be reached by phone, at 250-792-0738 or by email: jinlinforcouncil@gmail.com

Courtenay

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Valley RCMP respond to three crashes in one night

If the conditions are less than optimal, drivers are expected to adjust their speed and slow down.

Tour de Rock rolls into the Comox Valley

The tour this year featured alumni riders cycling in their specific geographic area

Online series for Valley residents affected by dementia

An estimated 70,000 British Columbians currently living with some form of dementia

Double rainbow delights following first fall storm

It was a light - or double rainbow to be exact -… Continue reading

Valley’s Father Charles Brandt to receive national lifetime achievement award

Father Charles was instrumental in creating the Oyster River Enhancement Society

B.C.’s top doctor thanks supporters after revealing threats over COVID-19 measures

Dr. Bonnie Henry says COVID-19 has caused some people to lash out in anger and frustration out of fear

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

NDP, Greens divided on pace of child care improvements in B.C. election campaign

NDP Leader John Horgan recommitted to $10-a-day child care and blamed the Greens for not supporting his efforts

BC Liberal Leader talks drug addiction in the Lower Mainland

Drug addiction and public safety a top priority says Andrew Wilkinson

Two people extricated from single vehicle crash near Forbidden Plateau Road

BC Air Ambulance has been dispatched to the scene

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Island Corridor Foundation launches survey on importance of Vancouver Island rail

“ICF remains 100 per cent committed to the restoration of full rail service on Vancouver Island”

Island RCMP remind drivers not to text after 19 tickets handed out in 90 minutes

The $368 fines were handed out Tuesday on Norwell Drive and Old Island Highway in Nanaimo

Vanderhoof’s Brian Frenkel takes on top job in tough times

We can get through this, new local government leader says

Most Read