Douglas thanks community

It was an honour to serve as mayor and on council, says outgoing mayor.

To the Editor,

After serving as the mayor in Port Alberni for the last three years, I would like to offer up the following few words to our community. Congratulations and thanks are due to all who ran and helped out in our election here in Port Alberni.

Congratulations are also due to our citizens for increasing our public engagement, and increasing our voter turnout during this past election.

I would like to pass on a special thanks to my wife Donna, and to all of those family, friends, and staff who helped me out over the past years.

For all of those candidates who did not acquire a “seat” on council, I would like to offer up a recognition of their efforts, encourage them to get involved in the various committees which the city invites participation on ,and encourage them, as well as all of the public, to seek out more interaction with our city government.

We now have a new, progressive mayor and a new team on council to move our city forward. Please give them all of your support and engagement.

Immediately after election day I had a phone conversation with our new mayor Mike Ruttan, to congratulate him and offer him whatever he wishes, to aid in a smooth transition. The next day I met with him for further orientation.

There will of course be an official Inaugural meeting with the swearing in of council in early December, which I would encourage the public to attend.

We now have the opportunity to move onwards and upwards to a new, positive Port Alberni.

It was an honour serving as mayor and on council for six years.

John Douglas,

retiring mayor,

City of Port Alberni

Just Posted

Hurricane Katrina inspires Alberni author’s new novel

Jacqueline Swann brings message of climate change to life with story of fictional journalist

Port Alberni RCMP searching for missing teenage girl

16-year-old Lasheena Seward was reported missing from a group home on May 9

ARTS AROUND: Learn basket weaving at Port Alberni workshop

Campbell River artist Amy Dugas will teach Japanese random weaving techniques

Industrial Heritage Society takes vintage trucks to show in Reno, Nevada

Alberni Valley truckers to promote area’s resource-based heritage

Two Port Alberni dancers headed to provincials

Jordan Simpson and Nyah Fox dance at Elite Dance Academy

Killer of Calgary mother, daughter gets no parole for 50 years

A jury found Edward Downey guilty last year in the deaths of Sara Baillie, 34, and five-year-old Taliyah Marsman

Roadside device to weed out THC can’t detect impairment, B.C. lawyer says

‘This fact alone is likely to have serious implications for Canadians’ Charter Rights,’ lawyer Sarah Leamon warns

B.C. firefighters rescue frozen dog from ice

The fire crew found a dog stuck in the at Lake Paul on May 20

Most British Columbians agree the ‘big one’ is coming, but only 50% are prepared

Only 46 per cent of British Columbians have prepared an emergency kit with supplies they might need

B.C. man to pay Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party $20k over lawsuit

Federal judge shut down Satinder Dhillon’s ‘nonsensical’ motion to bar use of PPC name in byelection

Sitting and sleeping on downtown sidewalks could net $100 fine in Penticton

The measure, which still requires final approval, would be enforced between May and Sept. 30

Survey finds 15% of Canadian cannabis users with a valid licence drive within two hours of using

Survey also finds middle-aged men are upping their usage following legalization

Most Read