Last week, I spoke at a BC Chamber of Commerce event supporting the new prosperity project.
I delivered the same consistent message the city has had for a long time:
We view the New Prosperity project as an opportunity to provide new jobs, training opportunities and enhanced economic activity for the city and the region, including First Nations communities.
Balancing economic development and environmental responsibility is possible and expected.
It is great to see the new banners showcasing local artists up around town.
The Community Arts Council of Williams Lake’s Branding the City with Art project encouraged local artists to submit their work.
The art chosen was printed on recycled material to create six new banner designs to beautify the city.
Thank you to Liliana Dragowska, the artists, and all those involved!
Congratulations to Pacific Coastal Airlines, who is celebrating 10 years of service to Williams Lake. They are an important service provider to the city and the region, with three flights a day to Vancouver.
In the last 10 years, between 1,600 and 1,800 people have flown on the airline each month, totalling almost 200,000 over the decade.
They are a great example of a successful B.C. company.
And congratulations to Pioneer Log Homes, who will star in their own reality TV program, Timber Kings, which premieres on Jan. 5.
The show will follow the log-home builders as they build their homes here in Williams Lake, take them apart, ship them to locations around the world, and then reconstruct them.
I’m excited that Timber Kings will showcase the beauty of our area and highlight our community!
Kerry Cook is the mayor of Williams Lake.