I have served the Baynes Sound – Denman/Hornby Islands Electoral Area (Area ‘A’) for six years and hope you will give me the opportunity to serve another term. I bring commitment, experience, and an understanding of the diverse needs of the many communities making up Area ‘A’.
I have a record of making informed balanced decisions. My priorities include putting in place a “Baynes Sound Coastal Plan” that will properly address the concerns raised about the long term integrity of Baynes Sound. Late this summer I received agreement from the CVRD Board to put such a plan in place. The area enjoys many recreational opportunities in the north while supporting a substantial aquaculture industry in the south. A plan is needed that clearly shows which parts of Baynes Sound should be kept for recreational and conservation use and which areas will continue to support our shellfish industry.
I will continue to support the parks and greenways plans put in place during my tenure. This includes moving the new Royston to Cumberland trail and the Denman Island Cross Island trail forward.
I will take the sewers for Royston and Union Bay to the next stage building on the funding the province has provided so far to assist with the challenge of improper septic treatment in many of those areas.
I will continue my advocacy on behalf of the area including lobbying the province to treat ferries as an affordable essential service and letting the province know the potentially damaging impact coal mines could have on Baynes Sound, the economic livelihood of its residents, and the health of its residents.
We live in special area with a wide range of natural amenities, cultural activities and economic opportunities. I will continue to build on my experience to deliver results.
Bruce can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org throughout the campaign.