This coming year will bring many changes to the Juan de Fuca, the CRD and myself. After close to 50 years in the sport fishing business I have decided to hang-up my fishing rod. I will now be solely working with my wife Kathy at our B&B and for my constituents in the JDF as Regional Director.
The CRD Board has many new faces and I will miss working with retired Wendal Milne. I am looking forward, however to working with Mayor Maja Tait whom I am confident will work well with me on our JDF/Sooke mutual issues, concerns and solutions. Wally Vowles has agreed to be my alternate for a few more years bringing his years of building, planning and life experience to our team.
I would hope that this coming year will see Port Renfrew’s Fire chief Chelsey Kuzman driving her brand new, state-of-the-art, First Responder truck. I would also hope that Kemp Lake Water Works will have a new source of water from the CRD, the Shirley Lighthouse Society will receive ownership of Sheringham Lighthouse, East Sooke will have a new fire hall, and SEAPARC will pay off their swimming pool loan.
In the meantime, we will continue to sort out the kitchen scraps as best we can and support our good friends and neighbours in Jordon River whose resolve is being tested by BC Hydro.
All the best and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.