The challenge locally is how do we keep our community from being negatively impacted by these global conditions.
Summerland is one of five municipalities in B.C. to own and operate its own electrical utility.
They ain’t making any more land, as Mark Twain once said.
Cultural development is a new area of focus for many municipalities due to a shift in the assumptions of what drives local economies.
The mayor and I recently participated with Chamber of Commerce staff in a webinar on filling empty downtown buildings.
On rare occasions, disagreements between residents escalate and council must step in to adjudicate.