City council candidate Ian Thomas.

Profile: Port Alberni city council candidate Ian Thomas

City of Port Alberni: Ian Thomas - Council candidate

  • Nov. 5, 2014 6:00 a.m.

Ian Thomas was born and raised in Port Alberni and graduated from Alberni District Secondary School.

Thomas worked in the forest industry and also worked for the City of Victoria. While a member of CUPE, he became a negotiator at contract time, and a representative to the Victoria Labour Council.

Thomas attended, the B.C. Institute of Technology (BCIT), studying aircraft maintenance. He returned to Port Alberni to raise a family and has spent the last 30 years with Coulson Flying Tankers as a flight engineer and mechanic.

Thomas raised two boys here and was a softball coach, soccer coach and Scout leader. He is presently a member of the Arrowsmith Amateur Radio Club and Port Alberni Salmon Festival Society.

“My platform is ‘growth through fiscal management with curb appeal’. I envision a working team at city hall, stopping the waste of tax dollars on duplication and frivolous items, and holding the line on any tax increases,” he said.

“City hall needs to be accessible, and expedient for business growth with total transparency. I believe industry, business and tourism can co-exist here.”

It’s the cleanliness of this town that needs to be “kicked up a notch”, so tourists will take notice and want to stop here. First impression, lasting impression, he said.

Port Alberni has the potential to be the Best place in Canada.

Just Posted

North Island College entices international students to Alberni’s ECCE program

Port Alberni had seven international students in January 2019

Port Alberni’s bylaw department shifts from reactive to proactive

8.5 times more files being completed by bylaw officers

Port Alberni’s West Coast Rangers hold rendezvous

Three-day event featured historical re-enactment

Port Alberni Port Authority talks logistics for cruise ship visit

Some restrictions for pedestrians, boaters will be in place

Port Alberni’s ‘Army of Problem Solvers’ to the rescue

Facebook group gathers people who just want to help their neighbours

VIDEO: Canadian breaks women’s world record for longest plank

Dana Glowacka, of Montreal, held a plank for four hours and 20 minutes

Kamloops girl, 9, recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning now out of ICU

Her mother who was sleeping in the same tent with her did not survive

‘I think he’s still alive’: B.C. mom pleads for help finding son last seen a month ago

Family offering $5,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of Tim Delahaye

New poll suggests one-third don’t want politicians to wear religious symbols

Local politicians shouldn’t be allowed to wear hijabs, crucifixes or turbans on the job, survey suggests

Raptors fans far from home adjust plans to watch pivotal playoff game

Raptors currently lead the playoff series 3-2, and a win Saturday would vault them into NBA finals

PHOTOS: First responders in Fernie rescue baby owl who fell from nest

The baby owl’s inability to fly back to its nest prompted a rescue by first responders

Five takeaways from the Court of Appeal ruling on B.C.’s pipeline law

It’s unclear how many tools are left in B.C.’s toolbox to fight the project

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve investigating after sea lion found shot in the head

Animal is believed to have been killed somewhere between Ucluelet and Tofino

Most Read