Safety, security important to Courtenay council candidate Ambler

First elected to Courtenay council in 2008, Jon Ambler is seeking a second term.

First elected to Courtenay council in 2008, Jon Ambler is seeking a second term.

Over the past three years, he has learned how council operates and has worked hard for the citizens of Courtenay to make our city vibrant, safe and efficient, one we are proud to call home, one with a bright future.

Knowing our safety and security is a top priority, he chaired the new Public Safety Building Committee, working toward building a new and effective RCMP Detachment. He also voted to use gambling revenues to hire more RCMP, again keeping our city safe.

Ambler understands that citizens need good jobs and Courtenay needs a sound commercial tax base. Committed to smart development, when Costco came to town, bringing many good jobs and opportunities, he pushed for more traffic lights, such as at Lerwick and Mission, to ensure safe roads.

Land use planning is a core local government responsibility, and Ambler voted for the Regional Growth Strategy, as it assured Courtenay’s future, while protecting sensitive habitats and agricultural land, creating green space and avoiding sprawl.

Ambler led the United Way team that raised more than $400,000 in the past three years and is a member of the board of United Way Central and North Vancouver Island.

He is the Honourary President Pacific Group, Air Force Association of Canada, and a member of the 888 Wing Air Force Association of Canada and Branch 17 Royal Canadian Legion.

Husband, father, grandfather and a 30-year Air Force veteran, Ambler has the education (BA in History/Political Science) and the real world experience to bring his integrity, leadership and judgment to council.

For more details on Ambler’s record, as well as his position on current issues, e-mail him at or call 250-334-3458.

— Jon Ambler

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