Anglin steps aside from Chamber of Commerce to run for Courtenay council

Bill Anglin, the vice-chair of the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce, has taken a leave of absence to run for Courtenay council.

Bill Anglin, the vice-chair of the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce, has taken a leave of absence to run for one of the six Courtenay City council seats on Nov. 19.

“Stepping back from my role at the Chamber was a difficult decision, but one that allows me to dedicate the time and energy necessary to earn the right to represent the people of Courtenay.”

Although this is his first time running in an election, Anglin said, “I’m a newcomer to public office, but I have spent considerable time attending council meetings and hearings over the past three years.

“I also have a solid understanding of land use issues and budgetary matters from a both a business and taxpayer’s perspective. I feel fortunate that I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with many of the current elected officials on numerous issues and understand the challenges of representing the citizens of our city.”

After serving in the Air Force for 25 years, Anglin retired to the Comox Valley and began the next phase of his life, focusing on a career in business. As a longtime, active volunteer, Anglin has sat on numerous boards and currently serves as the foundation chair for Comox Rotary.

“My goal is to provide a balanced prospective to the issues important for our city’s prosperity, not just for the next three years but for the future. As a council we have to be responsible and accountable to the taxpayers of our city.

“It’s critical to remember that the money that we are spending belongs to the residents of Courtenay. They work hard to earn the money and we have to work even harder to ensure that they get full value for every dollar.”

Bill can be reached at 250-334-8484, www.facebook.comvotebillanglin or at

— Bill Anglin

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

Just Posted

Two new food programs coming online for Cumberland residents

The goal is to provide support for individuals and families in the village facing food insecurity.

Courtenay Hero Wall gives thanks to frontline workers

People wanting to thank frontline workers in the Comox Valley can add… Continue reading

Comox Valley Transition Society available for women who need help throughout pandemic

“We anticipate more women than usual will access our resources, but we do have plans in place.”

Clothing store in Courtenay closes doors after 23 years

Trousers owner Shelley Greenup says the time was right to say goodbye

From inside the ER: B.C. doctor tells it like it is from the frontlines of COVID-19

‘Stay home. It’s working,’ says ER doctor in a Q&A discussion, ‘And please don’t worry.’

Comox Valley grocers going extra mile during coronavirus

We have had numerous requests to post a fluid article directing consumers… Continue reading

Dogs are property, not kids, B.C. judge tells former couple

Court decision made on competing lawsuits over Zeus and Aurora — a pit bull and pit bull cross

B.C. senior gives blood for 200th time, has ‘saved’ 600 lives

There was no cutting of cake for Harvey Rempel but he’s challenging youth to start donating blood

Trudeau commits $100M to help food banks amid COVID-19 crisis

Funds will help ‘urgent food needs’ for Canadians awaiting federal emergency benefits to kick in

Couple won’t self-isolate after returning from overseas: Cowichan by-law

New law requires 14 days of self-isolation when returning to Canada

How well can cell phones carry COVID-19? Disinfecting may be wise

‘You want to keep it as clean as you would normally your hands’

3M pushes back on Trump administration call to stop sending N95 masks to Canada

3M says it has already been turning out as many of the N95 masks as possible

COVID-19: Vancouver Islander celebrates 90th birthday with Model T ride as neighbours line streets

WATCH: Pandemic ruined plans for a party, so Francesca Dawe’s friends got creative

Most Read