A Vision For The Future
Municipalities have several tools to increase and fast-track additional housing stock to meet the needs of all residents. Campbell River could be a leader in innovative approaches to land use and zoning.
Create and fund an Indigenous-led Reconciliation department at City Hall to improve our partnerships with local First Nations. Decisions about land use, transportation, food and energy must include the Indigenous Nations whose lands and waters our communities are built upon.
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A healthy Campbell River includes many aspects of our built and natural environments and systems. It includes putting social justice issues of equity, diversity and inclusion into all our policies. Our goal must be to improve physical, mental and emotional health for everyone.
Enact de-construction not demolition bylaws to create jobs, re-use materials and decrease cleanup costs and landfill impact. Encourage social enterprises that re-purpose, re-use and re-construct. Increase local energy independence through targeted projects that take advantage of local natural assets that improve efficiency and create jobs.
Arts, Culture & Recreation
Increase access to arts and cultural opportunities across the city and communities. Celebrate local achievements through public art and continuing support for arts and cultural institutions and programs. Improve access to recreational facilities – inside and outside. This can be done by expanding the Recreation department, listening to and working with sports and recreation organizations and the people who are already involved, to make sure we thrive in whatever activities we want to participate in.
Take actions that improve accessibility to the built and natural environments for all people. Work with local health care providers to develop local responses to existing service and personnel shortages and needs. Work more closely with health and human services providers to improve care to equity-seeking residents. We can keep people at home longer and keep people housed longer when they receive the care and support, they need. This then leads to decreased RCMP, Ambulance & Fire call-outs and hospital emergency visits.
Recent News & Events
Water: Coming and going
Water is Life.
I have tried to be a voice for the people experiencing homelessness to ensure their needs, differences and individual circumstances and challenges are represented in the discussions about solutions.
Access to health care
We all have a responsibility to look after each other. And the systemic problems with access to primary and urgent care, along with emergency services won’t be solved easily or quickly.