Former resident weighs in on Shawnigan election

Joseph Gollner – Democracy is active in Shawnigan Lake (Area B). Six candidates are competing for the area director’s position in the coming election. Being director of Shawnigan Lake is not a sinecure. Shawnigan Lake is the largest and most populated unincorporated region in B.C. The candidate that is elected must start work immediately. No time is available for preparation before work begins. Dr. Bruce Fraser, the current area director, has served us well. His ongoing work requires continued attention. Shawnigan Lake faces a full spectrum of challenging issues. Issues such as the environment,

transit, public utilities, land use, the 2015 budget, and taxation. The candidate chosen as area director requires a solid understanding of Shawnigan Lake and these issues. Shawnigan Lake voters simply cannot afford to elect a single-issue candidate on Nov. 15.

Only one candidate campaigning in the Shawnigan Lake election is capable of effectively representing Shawnigan Lake at the CVRD board meeting in December and thereafter. That candidate is Lois Morrow. Lois is my friend. I have worked with Lois for years starting with our successful effort to stop the eco depot or dump on Cameron Taggart Road. I admire her intelligence, her capacity for hard

work, her knowledge of Shawnigan Lake issues, and her knowledge of how the CVRD operates. This knowledge comes from her attending scores of CVRD and Shawnigan Lake meetings over several years and being in touch with her neighbours.

Lois has prepared herself well for the position of Shawnigan Lake’s area director. Shawnigan Lake deserves to have a competent, well prepared, full time, and hard-working representative looking after their collective interests at the CVRD board starting in December. Vote Lois Morrow for Shawnigan Lake director on Nov. 15.

Joseph Gollner Former Shawnigan Lake resident