Robert Filmer. - Submitted photo

Three questions for Qualicum Beach councillor candidate Robert Filmer

Candidate for councillor

What do you feel is the most pressing election issue in your community?

I feel the most pressing issue in Qualicum Beach right now is housing.

Housing in two parts, density and affordability.

In order to ensure our community remains vibrant we need a range of housing options so we can retain our youth as well as attract young families in support of maintaining a viable workforce.

How will you balance the needs of seniors and those of younger residents?

Balancing the needs of all of our citizens is very important to me.

When I was in the Air Cadet program, we actively worked to bridge the gap between youth and seniors. We did this by volunteering together in support of each others interests. I want to contribute toward creating a place for everyone, no matter your age. To me, that is the definition of community.

What sets you apart from the other candidates?

I am the fifth generation of my family to live in Qualicum Beach.

At 20 I’m also the youngest candidate and will bring a youthful perspective to the council table. I also feel I’m very well prepared. I have attended, in person, every regular council meeting for the past two years.

I’m also the youth representative on the Select Committee of Parks, Recreation and Culture and I’ve attended all of the round table OCP discussions.

Just Posted

Parksville artist aims to produce zero waste with creations, business

Margie Preninger even dabbled with dryer lint years ago

RDN dealing with high interest in backyard cannabis production

New policy proposed to address challenges with Health Canada licences

Generals peaking in time for playoffs

Oceanside earns one-sided win against Glacier Kings

Jeep bursts into flames on highway near Nanoose Bay

Emergency crews responded to blaze at approximately 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday

Students give two thumbs up to no more B.C. student loan interest

Eliminating the loan interest charges could save the average graduate $2,300 over 10 years

Ontario man accused of killing 11-year-old daughter dies in hospital, police say

Roopesh Rajkumar had been hospitalized with what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound

Manitoba ‘pauses’ link with ex-B.C. premier Gordon Campbell after allegations

Campbell had been hired to review two major hydro projects

City of Port Alberni cancels tourist train operations for 2019

Steam train to McLean Mill is out of commission for repairs; city wants to re-examine rail costs

Heritage minute features Japanese-Canadian baseball team, internment

The Vancouver Asahi baseball team won various championships across the Pacific Northwest

UPDATE: Woman, off-duty cop in critical condition after stabbing outside B.C. elementary school

The officer was interceding in an alleged assault when he and the woman were stabbed

$10-a-day child care not in 2019 budget, but advocate not irked

Sharon Gregson with the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C. says NDP on track to deliver promise

B.C. Seniors Advocate questions labour shortage in care homes

Are there really no workers, or are care aide wages too low?

B.C. business groups worry about looming economic decline in wake of NDP budget

The party’s second government budget focused on plenty of spending, business advocates say

Most Read