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As we have just passed the halfway mark in this four-year term, I have taken time to reflect on the last year.
On behalf of the mayor, council and city staff, I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year.
It doesn’t seem to matter where I have gone recently, Prince George to the Chamber of Commerce AGM or Kamloops to an Interior Science Innovation Council meeting, or right here at home.
Six members of the Williams Lake & District Chamber of Commerce attended and participated in the three-day, 59th Annual General Meeting of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce.
With all of the disasters happening around the world with fires, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes and mud slides, my heart goes out to all of those affected.
In another month or so the new minimum wage will kick in and we will see if the impact as stated by the Fraser Institute comes to play.
Budget discussions at city hall have brought out some different points of view.
The election is now over, and I am happy that we have four years before the next federal election.
By this time next week the federal election will be over and once again the east will determine who forms government on our behalf.
Budget time at City Hall and it would appear the knives have been drawn on one lone dissenter to this year’s budget.
We just arrived back from a week in the U.S. receiving some medical treatment for Lynnette’s multiple sclerosis.
As suspected the federal election has been called.
Well it appears that 2011 has started off on the right foot.
With what has happened in Japan, the earthquake and the tsunami, it has been making me think of how Mother Nature really is in control and some of what is happening is to correct the balance of nature with little respect for what happens to mankind.
When are we going to stop playing with Mother Nature, experimenting and expecting the taxpayer to foot the bill?
It appears the recall process for Cariboo Chilcotin and our MLA Donna Barnett is over, at least for now.
The FSA report card is out again and of course there is much to-do about its validity.
Like many this last week I have been doing a lot of snow shovelling.