This is where you’ll find my thoughts around some of the subjects that are important to me. Come join in the conversation – I’d love to hear your thoughts too!

Committing to address the dangerous Albion and Bruce intersection is the first step towards helping prevent further loss of lives and livelihoods

The Albion and Bruce crossing is in the core of Harewood where thousands of cars and pedestrians travel daily. It's a well used access point to the majority of amenities that Harewood citizens access daily - a grocery store, convenience store, pharmacy, restaurants - all sorts of amenities. People of all ages utilize this intersection; families, individuals, children on their way to and from school, seniors walking to the grocery store and back - you name it.

Moving forward with the GPC - addressing the root problem instead of creating workarounds

At the Special Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting this past Monday, Staff introduced a draft Terms of Reference for the establishment of the Governance and Priorities Committee. Upon reading the draft TOR and hearing the issues and impacts brought forward by Staff along towards the lengthy discussion that occurred at the Special Committee of the Whole meeting last Monday between Council and Staff, it quickly became clear that there are significant negative impacts if the COW is to be replaced by the GPC.

The power of words and how they're used makes a big difference

Isn't it time that we start recognizing the importance of that? There sure is a lot of discourse in discussions about homelessness, addiction, and crime happening as a result of the significant crisis we face here in Nanaimo. This post is about trying to get past that and starting to shift things into a more constructive path forward in conversations that are had, and I provide some tools to help do that.