Vivienne Webster: Staunch advocate for children and families

Town of Comox: Webster, Vivienne - Council candidate

  • Oct. 20, 2014 1:00 p.m.
Vivien Webster

Vivien Webster

My name is Vivienne Webster and I am running in the upcoming civic election in November, for a seat as councillor on Comox town council.

I am presently a marriage commissioner.

Throughout my lifetime, perhaps more especially since I moved to the Comox Valley in 1980, I have been a staunch advocate for children and families. From fostering troubled adolescents for Ministry for Children and Families, to sitting on a variety of boards for non-profit associations, I have always worked with an open mind and a non-judgmental attitude. I believe in family, social justice, fighting for our environment and our need as human beings for green space. These are among other important issues.

I trained as a helper in this community at our local community college, graduating in 2000, and I am grateful for the many skills I learned in that program, which have a direct application to working as part of a team. I am a team player, and I am not afraid to voice my opinion when it is of value. I learned a lot about communication skills and a little about humility; I can’t change things on my own.

With your support, my election on Nov. 15 will allow me to:

Help build on the previous council’s efforts in regard to green space. The K’omoks First Nation, together with Comox council, did a great job securing the Northeast Woods for the people in Comox as a well used, very beautiful, green space.

I am also interested in urban renewal and would very much like to involve myself in future planning. I have some interest in high density dwellings and the interface with green space and how this affects families. I support, in general, the town council’s theory regarding a high density downtown core, but, I understand the Comox Town Council Residents’ Association concerns with regard to density and proceeding with caution.

I applaud the current mayor and council in their efforts to reduce carbon footprint and I am keenly interested in seeing this move forward.

If elected, I would be prepared to listen to all presentations to Council with courtesy and civility.


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

Just Posted

G.P. Vanier in Courtenay has six members of the community who have tested positive; Island Health identified seven staff and 78 students who will be required to self-isolate. Black Press file photo
SD71 identifies eight positive cases of COVID-19 and instructs 108 people to self-isolate

The letter noted that all who have tested positive did not contract COVID-19 within the school sites

Geoff Garbutt takes over as City of Courtenay CAO on April 14. Photo supplied
Courtenay council selects new city CAO

A new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) will be joining the City of… Continue reading

Two vehicles collided Wednesday morning north of Courtenay on the Old Island Highway. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Two-car MVA north of Courtenay

Accident took place after 7 a.m. on the Old Island Highway

COVID cases in the Bella Coola Valley have dropped to just four active cases (file photo)
Comox Valley COVID spike the result of ‘a series of multiple social gatherings’

North Island Medical Health Officer Dr. Charmaine Enns says the recent spike… Continue reading

FILE – A COVID-19 vaccine being prepared. (Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing)
B.C. seniors 80 years and older to get COVID vaccine details over next 2 weeks: Henry

Province is expanding vaccine workforce as officials ramp up age-based rollout

Dr. Bonnie Henry talk about the next steps in B.C.'s COVID-19 Immunization Plan during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Friday, January 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
456 new COVID-19 cases in B.C., 2 deaths

Since January 2020, 78,278 have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in B.C.

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
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

A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
Vaccinating essential workers before seniors in B.C. could save lives: experts

A new study says the switch could also save up to $230 million in provincial health-care costs

The Town of Comox will formally examine speeding within the town. Black Press file photo
Comox to examine speeding within town

Following discussions at various council meetings, Comox council will formally examine speeding… Continue reading

A male customer without a face mask is seen inside a Burnaby Canadian Tire amidst an altercation with store security and staff members. (Video/Screen grab)
VIDEO: Man arrested after allegedly punching Burnaby Canadian Tire staff over mask rule

Mounties received reports Monday of a customer having punched more than one employee

According to a new poll, a majority of Canadians want to see illicit drugs decriminalized. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Majority of Canadians think it’s high time to decriminalize illicit drugs: poll

More than two-times the B.C. residents know someone who died from an overdose compared to rest of Canada

VIDEO: Lynx grabs lunch in Kamloops

A lynx surprises a group of ducks and picks one off for lunch

A conceptual drawing of the preferred conveyance route for the Comox Valley Sewer Service.
Preferred conveyance route chosen for Comox Valley Sewer Service

The Comox Valley Sewage Commission approved a plan Tuesday to upgrade the… Continue reading

Most Read