Representation from Prince George?

Letter to the Editor

Editor:

How can one represent Houston if you are living over 300 km away in Prince George?

Council is more than two meetings a month. Does Councillor Joanne Dickinson feel her contribution

is so valuable the District of Houston will go into receivership if she is not present.  You have given up

all your other committees and responsibilities, (they have been taken over by other councillors) yet you

cling to the monthly stipend paid to you.

There is no need to fill the vacant position as it is close to the November election and the remaining

councillors are quite capable of handling the task of running the day to day chores for the people they

represent.  Heck , even now they are sharing the extra work load that was distributed after you resigned

from all your committees.

The way I see it this will cost the District of Houston over $3,000 plus from July to November to have

a councillor who is no longer accountable and available to the taxpayers.  Taxpayers money that could be used

for more valuable work within the District of Houston.

The citizens of Houston must really be shaking their heads at her decision and wondering why?

You moved on — so move on — they will survive.

 

Nipper Kettle

Former Resident and 10 year plus

councillor

for the District of Houston.

Greenwood, B.C.

Just Posted

Bulkley Valley SD 54 superintendent leaving

Chris van der Mark has been superintendent with SD54 for eight years, and has hands full in Cariboo.

B.C. chiefs show solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs

Chiefs from around B.C. outside the Coastal GasLink pipeline route in Smithers show support.

Woman killed in head-on crash near Vanderhoof

RCMP say driver crossed the centre line and hit a loaded fuel tanker truck

RCMP to review actions at Wet’suwet’en pipeline protest camps

Senior Mountie says he hopes protests will be peaceful following deal with hereditary chiefs

Houston property assessments nudge up

District now working on 2019 spending plans

Keep focus on helping Canadians at home, Trudeau tells MPs at start of meeting

Trudeau said the Liberals will offer Canadians hope amid issue like climate change and global tensions

Pettersson returns to lead Canucks to 3-2 win over Red Wings

Vancouver’s super rookie has 2 points in first game back after knee injury

Skaters stranded in Saint John, NB, amid storm on last day of championships

More than half of the flights out of the city’s airport were cancelled due to the weather

Call for tighter bail rules after Saudi sex-crime suspect vanishes

Mohammed Zuraibi Alzoabi was facing charges related to alleged sexual assault, criminal harassment, assault and forcible confinement of a woman

12 poisoned eagles found on Vancouver Island

Improper disposal of euthanized animal suspected

Olympic softball qualifier to be held in B.C.

Tournament is to be held Aug. 25 to Sept. 1

B.C. resident creates global sport training program

The 20 hour course teaches the science and application of interval training at the university level

B.C. VIEWS: Fact-checking the NDP’s speculation tax on empty homes

Negative-option billing is still legal for governments

May plans next move in Brexit fight as chances rise of delay

Some say a lack of action could trigger a ‘public tsunami’

Most Read