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
• 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 email@example.com.”
—Submitted by Bill Veenhof