Procter promises 100 per cent accountability if elected to Comox council

Lifetime Comox resident and local business leader Dave Procter has announced his candidacy for Comox council.

Lifetime Comox resident and local business leader Dave Procter has announced his candidacy for Comox council with a simple question for the people of Comox: “How can I serve you?”

“My promise is to always be 100 per cent accountable,” he says. “Fiscal responsibility is my top priority. To that end, and with your support, I’d like to start introducing some creative ideas for supporting business and the arts in our community.

“I’ve watched Comox grow and, until recently, I’ve been happy with the progress we’ve made. But now I feel it’s time for some fresh thinking on council. We’re in the midst of a global economic downturn; if we want to retain our quality of life while keeping our services intact, we need to start thinking outside the box.”

Though Procter has never before run for office, he has a wealth of business experience and a tenacious commitment to his home town.

“I may be a rookie in politics, but I’m used to hard work and I’m not afraid to go to bat for something I believe in. My work over the last 33 years has given me plenty of experience with council meetings, public hearings, bylaws and zoning issues.”

Procter largely credits his father, a dedicated military man who proudly served as a navigator on the Argus, for instilling in him a strong sense of ethics, responsibility and community pride.

In 2007, Procter cycled Coast to Coast for Cancer, raising $40,000 for breast cancer research assisted by his wife, Leah, and their kids.

He participates every year in the Boomer’s Legacy Ride, he fundraises for the Children’s Miracle Network and he created an ongoing bursary with his partner Jim Gordon that helps one student every year pursue higher education at North Island College.

— Dave Procter

Just Posted

Comox Valley Schools to see trustee shakeup next fall

Four of seven trustees have stated they will not run for re-election in October

Remains of two people found in Ucluelet

Officials have not said whether or not the remains belong to Ryan Daley or Dan Archbald

Merville water bottling proposal heading to public hearing

A contentious business proposal in Merville will be going to a public… Continue reading

B.C. turns up the heat

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for most the province due to high temperatures

Fish farm protest held in Comox

The rally took place on Comox Avenue, concluding at the entry to the BC Seafood Festival

Canada won’t ‘play politics’ on U.S. migrant children policy

The U.S. government is under fire over its ”zero tolerance” policy

Late goal gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia

At the last World Cup in 2014, England couldn’t even win a game

Canadian military police officer pleads not guilty to sex assault

Sgt. Kevin MacIntyre, 48, entered his plea today at a court martial proceeding in Halifax

North Island College gets $328,000 for forestry education funding

Announcement in Campbell River part of $1 million around B.C.

Cheers erupt as Federal Court judge approves historic gay purge settlement

Gay military veterans said they were interrogated, harassed and spied on because of their sexuality

Helping B.C.’s helpers cope

The MRT has helped almost 7,000 first responders and street workers in 57 communities in B.C.

Border officials argue B.C. man’s Facebook posts threat to Canada’s security

A B.C. Supreme Court judge acquitted Othman Hamdan of terrorism charges last September

Reena Virk’s mother has died

Both of Virk’s parents became activists against bullying in wake of daughter’s death

Search for capsized fishers near Tofino enters fourth day

“There’s a lot of shock in the community in terms of how we could end up at this place.”

Most Read