Submitted by Bill Veenhof Bill Veenhof is running for re-election for Area H Director for the Regional District of Nanaimo.

Bill Veenhof runs again for RDN Area H director position

As a candidate for re-election, Bill Veenhof said he is pleased to take the opportunity to address the public in advance of the election for Area H director for the Regional District of Nanaimo.

“I have very strong relationships with the community, other directors, the province, the federals and First Nations; this means I get things done. I will succeed, where others will not,” Veenhof said in a press release, which listed the following:

Solid Environmental Record

• I had two very large derelict vessels removed from Deep Bay.

• Initiated new OCP environmental protections

• I helped the cause Feds to act on ocean plastics

Responsible Taxation

• I caused the removal of Provincial Speculation Tax from the RDN, preserving property values and avoiding significant tax increases.

• I brought broadband to the Spider Lake Community, no tax increase

• I found the grant funding for improvements to the Lighthouse Community Centre

• I kept tax increases among the lowest in the RDN

• I increased bus service to five times per week with a minor tax increase

• Started construction on a revitalized community park in Dunsmuir using grant funding

I helped fund the Bowser Elementary PAC who are building a cultural learning space at Bowser Elementary.

I received praise for my leadership during the floods and forest fires of 2018. I will bring these skills to any future events.

What you can expect

You can expect continued solid leadership

Will to work with MoTI for safe roadsides along our major routes

I will support Bowser Senior Housing

I will advocate for parks in Area H, including development of a +/- 10,000-year-old trail from Qualicum Bay to Port Alberni and revitalization of the park near the Lighthouse Community Centre.

I will continue to support the community vision of Bowser as a rural village to ensure that it evolves into a ‘compact’, ‘mixed-use’ village where people can live, work, play and learn in a safe, healthy and attractive environment. This requires that Bowser Wastewater goes forward.

I will insist that any new significant development include a component of affordable housing.

“Please tell me what is important to you by calling 250-797-6313 or email at bill.veenhof@shaw.ca.”

—Submitted by Bill Veenhof

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