Salmon Arm council results – click image for a larger view
School District #83 school trustee results
Salmon Arm council results – click image for a larger view
School District #83 school trustee results
Thanks to Salmon Arm residents who have been so engaged in our local election.
Thanks also to the quality candidates who offered up their good names, ideas and countless hours for Salmon Arm’s future.
Finally, thanks for your vote of trust.
Thanks See my Campaign Website www.timlavery.ca for more information on my complete platform, ideas and more.
Here’s the podcast of my Q&A interview with CKVS, the wonderful community radio Voice of the Shuswap 93.7 FM.
The Observer has candidates’ responses to weekly questions at http://www.saobserver.net/municipalelection/qanda/?electionregion
- plus my campaign website www.timlavery.ca has my full platform, list of over 100 endorsements, ideas and more.
Check it out and please pass on these links to those in research mode!
I view our city like I view my own neighbourhood.
We listen to, learn from and look out for each other.
* Please check out my campaign connections below for all sorts of election information including my complete platform and endorsements from over 100 citizens.
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Campaign Website including Ideas, Endorsements and My Action Plan: www.timlavery.ca
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ElectTimLavery @ElectTimLavery
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*Yes I’m referring to myself in the title but I wanted to work my name in for Google-iness!
November 10, 2014
The Shuswap, British Columbia – People are calling for healthier community design that makes walking and cycling easier, safer, and more common. Official Community Plans, greenway strategies, and more recently, active transportation plans consistently place infrastructure supporting easier to walk and more connected communities at the top of the to-do list. And candidates throughout the electoral areas within the Shuswap have spoken out.
The Shuswap Trail Alliance recently invited candidates in each of the Shuswap electoral areas the opportunity to share their thoughts on the importance of active transportation (walking and cycling strategies), greenways, and trails. Their comments are posted unedited at www.shuswaptrailalliance.com.
Two questions were posed for this election period, both based on current community priorities to get people active, healthy, and using two feet to move throughout the Shuswap. They were:
1. Given the growing priority placed on healthy options for active transportation, what strategic actions need to be taken over the next 4 years to significantly improve walking and cycling connectivity in our communities and the region?
2. We are currently faced with an unprecedented economic opportunity to secure and manage the abandoned CP Rail line between Sicamous and Armstrong as a destination greenway corridor for walking and cycling – in what ways should our communities work together to support the regional effort to secure the corridor?
“We were struck by how consistent the support for improved walking and cycling connectivity is,” says Phil McIntyre-Paul, Executive Director for the Shuswap Trail Alliance. “We’ve clearly moved from a place of asking if this is a good idea, to one of asking how can we make it happen. People want to be able to walk.”
Phil notes that many candidates are doing their homework on the now proven benefits of improving how we design our communities. “There is a demonstrated direct link to the ability of people to walk and cycle within their communities and the overall economic health of those community,” notes Phil, pointing to recent studies showing people are choosing to live and start businesses in communities with active greenway trails, paths, and bicycle routes.
The range of candidate commentary includes detailed suggestions for establishing community active transportation master plans (linking walking, cycling, and public transit), to championing regional partnerships to acquire and manage the now abandoned CP rail line as a continuous greenway corridor.
To see candidate’s full responses and for more info on trails throughout the Shuswap visit www.shuswaptrails.com.
… this past while as I’ve been mainly focused on running for Salmon Arm council in the November 15th local elections.
Bear with me as the pace of posts should return to its regular local and vocal ways in a short while.
Thanks for your patience and all of the kind words these past few weeks.
My campaign website with social media links galore www.timlavery.ca
Check out my Platform-a-Day posts, huge list of endorsements and much more.
Me: “Who should I vote for?”
3yo: “Candy because I like candy.”
…. and just like that, democracy is explained.
* From the Huffington Post’s Best Parenting Tweets of the Week
Check out Jim’s latest two posts at Shuswap Passion – both great reads – as usual.
The First Nation traditional salmon fishery was sustainable (Oct 23 2014) looks at First Nation practices and the impact of commercial and governmental interference
As thousands of people flock to the Adams River to witness another major sockeye run, it is important to reflect on how salmon were fundamental to the lives of the Secwepemc people, as well as the early fur traders who depended on dried salmon to survive the winters. The traditional fishing methods used by the First Nations were both efficient and sustainable, unlike the fisheries that supported the large industrial canneries over 100 years ago.
Shuswap Lake pollution report leaves questions (Nov 7, 2014) reviews nutrient load and source in the Shuswap. Water quality is of primary importance to all.
It is a massive report, through a modeling exercise, that provides detailed data about the sources of nutrients that enter Shuswap Lake and yet it leaves many questions unanswered. Produced by the environmental consulting firm, Tri-Star, the 2014 SLIPP Water Quality Report examines tributaries, authorized point-source discharges, natural sources and all seepage sites to determine where there are major concerns that can be minimized through improved nutrient source management.
* Image from Jim’s blog and used with standing permission.
Please be advised that September thru December trails on crown lands are within hunting areas
Join us THIS Saturday November 8th for our Annual Fall Trail Stewardship Review and our Volunteer Thank You
See below for more details
Stay tuned for an additional E-Bulletin to come out in the next few days with our Mayor, Councillor & Electoral Area Director Candidates in our area – answers to the 2 questions the Shuswap Trail Alliance sent out.
Chainsaw Safety Course held on Oct 18 / 19th completed another 12 successful participants getting their tickets. Huge THANK YOU goes out to all the sponsors – BC Rec Site & Trails, Larch Hills Nordic Society, Shuswap Trail Alliance and other partners and stewards. Special thank you to Jim Ellis for all his time getting the course organized. A 3rd course will be held on November 22.
Here are the highlights:
Here are the details:
A one-stop link if you want to contact any or all of the candidates for Salmon Arm’s Local Government Election on Nov. 15th 2014 is just below.
Check out my election campaign links for the updated list of my endorsements, my Action Plan and more:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Forum to be held for Salmon Arm School Trustee Candidates
The four candidates running for position of School Trustee in the Salmon Arm area will be heard at a forum on Monday, November 3, 2014. The event will be held at the District Education Centre (DEC) at 7:00 pm, and is sponsored by the Shuswap Middle School Parent Advisory Council.
Originally the Trustee candidates were to be a part of the all-candidate forum on Sunday held at the Prestige. The Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce has since confirmed that the Trustee candidates will not be part of that specific forum.
All members of the public are invited to come. The format will include both questions from a moderator and questions from the floor, as time permits. Light refreshments will be provided.
For more information or to submit a question for the forum, contact: Jennifer Henrie ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 250-‐832-‐6999
Questions may be submitted by email only until midnight on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014.
October 27, 2014
The Shuswap, British Columbia – Shuswap Trail Alliance volunteer stewards, trail team, and regional partners are hard at it to complete a number of trail projects as the snow line creeps down the hillsides.
Friends of trails throughout the Shuswap are invited to gather for the annual Shuswap Trail Stewards fall workshop and celebration, Saturday, November 8th, at the Little Mountain Field House in Salmon Arm. Annual review and planning workshop 1:30 – 5:30 pm, potluck thank you celebration 5:30 – 7:30 pm. All welcome!
Here’s a quick taste of some of the good trail stewardship to celebrate:
And that’s just a taste. . .as volunteers at Saturday’s work party on the Enderby Cliff’s Tplaqin Trail will affirm. Tplaqin is the Secwepemc name given the trail by Splatsin leadership.
The Shuswap Trail Alliance is working with BC Parks to fix up a little section just below the first lookout bench, which is locally known as “Mom’s Bench” (not quite three kilometers up the trail). It’s a section with lots of clay in the soil which gets very slippery in the rain.
The Shuswap Trail Alliance trail team will be headed in again later this week to complete the spot repairs in time for winter. (Yes – the snow is coming. Get those snowshoes ready!)
Volunteer trail stewards are always needed. Add your name to the call out list by emailing email@example.com or calling 250-832-0102. More info on trails throughout the Shuswap at www.shuswaptrails.com.
Photos: (taken by STA Project Manager, Kevin Clarkson) Volunteers Brad Case and Chris Stone, maneuver a special one wheeled carrier loaded with materials up the Enderby Cliff’s Tplaqin Trail to to fix up a little section just below the first lookout bench, which is locally known as “Mom’s Bench”. It’s a section with lots of clay in the soil which gets very slippery in the rain. Friends of trails from around the Shuswap are invited to the annual Trail Stewards workshop and celebration, Saturday November 8th, at the Little Mountain Field House in Salmon Arm. Annual review and planning workshop 1:30 – 5:30 pm, volunteer potluck thank you celebration 5:30 – 7:30 pm. All welcome! Check www.shuswaptrails.com for details.
Come to “The Odd Couple” at Shuswap Theatre in your costume on Hallowe’en, Friday, October 31st.
The best costume receives two tickets to a MainStage production.
Tickets can be purchased on line at http://shuswaptheatre.com/ at Intwined Fibre Arts, 141C Hudson Ave. or at the theatre box office one hour before show begins.
Council members’ expenses are now public on an online, quarterly, itemized basis rather than the printed, 5 month after-the-year-was-over, annual aggregated basis that had been in place on the city’s website. It’s an idea that I put forward to council quite a while ago.
The 3rd quarter reporting of individual local politicos expenses was recently posted.
Here are those year-to-date summaries. The details of the itemized expenses are here. Figures are YTD cumulative to October 1 2014.
2014 Year-to-Date itemized expenses (cumulative)
You can review the 2013 full year as well as 2014 the itemized quarterly expenses information to-date via links here.
Perhaps this information is not in great demand by many but it’s important, imo, to have timely, transparent and easy access to the expense claims of our politicos – at all levels of government.
Here’s one previous Aim High post link on this -–http://salmonarm.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/public-scrutiny-of-itemized-expenses-and-conference-activities-good-for-local-government-as-well/