Last week was a very busy week. After the New Prosperity no decision was made, I met with our local MLAs, Donna Barnett and Coralee Oakes, to discuss the decision.
We have appreciated the continued support of the province, and look forward to working together in the future. Projects like the four-laning of Highway 97 at Fox Mountain, and the proposed upgrades to the Sam Ketcham Pool, and other partnerships with government, are even more important now to help develop Williams Lake and attract business, industry, and growth.
It is also very important that we not let this decision drive a wedge between us.
As I’ve said, there is no time to lay blame or point fingers.
We all have a choice in how we react to the decision, and I encourage everyone to be respectful as we move forward.
On Saturday, I was honoured to help welcome home Cpl. Trevor Robbins after serving two tours in Afghanistan.
Trevor’s was the first picture displayed in the city hall lobby in recent years honouring Williams Lake’s brave men and women serving in Canada’s Armed Forces.
I am happy he is back home safe and sound. Thank you for your service, Trevor. You are a true Williams Lake hero!
The district manager of the Ministry of Forests gave council an overview of the Williams Lake Timber Supply Area Public Discussion Paper on Tuesday.
The chief forester is working to establish a new Annual Allowable Cut for the Williams Lake Timber Supply Area.
The city will be taking the opportunity to work with industry, the community, stakeholders, and government to ensure that decisions are made in the best social and economic interests of the community.
As always, I had a great time at the Stampeders games on Saturday and Sunday.
The Stamps won Saturday and lost a hard-fought battle Sunday to Smithers.
They were both exciting games, and I’m looking forward to more great hockey when the Stampeders host the Coy Cup next week.
The first game (5 p.m.) and the opening ceremonies (7:30 p.m.) are on March 11.
There are games each night from Wednesday to Friday, with the final at 8 p.m. Saturday.
This is a great opportunity for our community to cheer on our defending Coy Cup champions!
Kerry Cook is the Mayor of Williams Lake.