Mayor Kerry Cook

Hats off to small business

It is Small Business Week this week, a reminder of how vital small business is to Williams Lake, the province, and the country.

Come check out park performers

Another successful Stampede weekend in Williams Lake, with nearly 16,000 people attending the rodeo alone over the four days!

New CAO brings wealth of experience

I am pleased that Darrell Garceau will begin work at City Hall as chief administrative officer on July 2.

Updates on the way for S. Lakeside

Congratulations to all the successful candidates in the provincial election.

B.C. mayors meeting productive

Now that the budget has been given its first three readings, it’s a good time to point out our business class taxes are lower than most.

Continuing to plan strategically

I had a great time cheering on our local competitors at the Indoor Rodeo Saturday.

South Lakeside project to go ahead

Early budget approval was given to the South Lakeside Widening Project, and it is now going to tender.

City workers busy patching potholes

I had the pleasure of visiting Mike’s Spot restaurant and Bosley’s Pet Foods last week as part of my monthly new business visits.

Invest in our people, invest in our future

It was awesome to have Minister Pat Bell in Williams Lake Wednesday, as he announced over $1 million to TRU Williams Lake.

Fire protection always first concern

It’s great news that we have reached a one-year agreement with the CRD on fire protection.

TRU gala tremendous

As Councillor Hughes said at Tuesday’s Council meeting, we are very proud of this city’s and region’s cowboy heritage.

Glad a tentative agreement reached

It is great news that the city has reached a tentative agreement with our local union.

Incredible turnout for first Family Day event

I was privileged to watch the opening of the fifth session of Parliament and listened first hand to the Throne Speech in Victoria.

Help welcome new CAO

It’s been an amazing transformation at the Salvation Army over the past few years to better serve their clients.

Some tough decisions made

I had a great time last week selling copies of the Reach A Reader edition of the Tribune.

Positive economic indicators everywhere

One of the things I love to do as mayor is to visit new businesses.

Williams Lake on the map

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. I know I did, spending time with family and friends.

Make sure to spend time with family and friends this season

Christmas comes early to city hall. The Cariboo Men's Choir generously donated a piano last night.

Council encourages dialogue

It’s always good to have face-to-face meetings with the senior levels of government, and I was part of such a meeting this week.

Looking forward to challenges

Council and staff have been busy with the budget process over the last few weeks.