‘Dave’ gets this writer’s vote

We have quite a choice for mayor, says Alberni resident.

To the Editor,

The Alberni Valley News’ “capsule comments” by candidates for mayor (Oct. 23 election coverage) were read. A cruise around town to look at signs was insightful. It’s quite a choice we have.

Here are some disjointed impressions based on more than just these “self promoting” snippets.

“Slugger” Wright is up to bat but seems to have missed the signs.

“Black bear” Savard is consistent once again.

Magnate Chopra,  our self proclaimed penny pinching councillor, has failed, under his watch, to stop residential taxes from skyrocketing.

Platitude Mike Ruttan? Likeable and bright, but hasn’t the community “hug in” (Mayor Douglas’ coffee talks) already been tried?

“Pay raise” Douglas didn’t get the increase sought as a councillor, but got it as mayor. “Maurice Chopin”, now he makes music to my ears, but who is this man?

Cindy “all inclusive” Solda. Worth a shot, maybe, but isn’t tourism also an industry?

Which leaves us with Dave. I see his signs in front of houses all over town. He’s been campaigning for years. And he gets things done. I think I will vote for Dave.

T. Lyman Jardin,

Port Alberni

Just Posted

Alberni residents petition for walkway

Process is needed for council requests: Sharie Minions

Crash on Highway 4 causes backup between Qualicum Beach and Port Alberni

Traffic between Qualicum Beach and Port Alberni has slowed to a crawl… Continue reading

Incoming storm prompts extreme wave advisory at Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Flooded beaches, floating logs and hazardous surf conditions expected.

Someone from Port Alberni is a lottery winner

Someone who purchased a BC/49 ticket in Port Alberni is $75,000 richer… Continue reading

Port Alberni Black Sheep see signs of strength in rebuilding year

Head coach Jas Purewal encouraged by new players, deeper bench

VIDEO: ‘Lyle the singing pig’ searching for home

SPCA say the pig is ‘not opera-ready’

Man in custody linked police search near Salmon Arm

Police have not connected arrest to search at Salmon River Road property

Rogue masseur arrested for sexual assault in Victoria

John Heintzelman, 65, is accused of assaulting a person at his former business, James Bay Massage

Hey Amazon, the bid’s in the mail: Langford mayor

The City of Langford has officially submitted its bid to become the home of Amazon HQ2.

B.C. search groups mobilize for missing mushroom picker

Searchers from across the province look for Frances Brown who has been missing since Oct. 14.

Search for missing B.C. man a race against winter weather

David Jeff of Williams Lake was last seen in Kamloops during the chaotic wildfire evacuations

Man steals police car, goes for a ‘slow’ ride

Mission RCMP say the motive of the theft is unknown

Dodgers punch ticket to World Series

This will be the first time the Los Angles Dodgers have made it to the World Series since 1988.

Surf group winning the war on plastic bags

The Tofino Co-op will no longer provide plastic bags, following in the footsteps of the Ucluelet location that already made the change earlier this year.

Most Read