Tom Duncan looks for third term

Councillor Tom Duncan officially announced today that he is running for re-election to Duncan council.

“A comprehensive Strategic Plan, parks and infrastructure improvements, and active transportation planning are some of our City’s most important initiatives. I’m proud to be a part of the positive, solution-oriented leadership provided by our council. I will continue to work for the betterment of our community,” said Councillor Duncan.

Councillor Duncan has served two terms on council and has been a member of several committees, including the tourism, environment and centennial committees. He has represented the City for the last five years on the Island Savings Centre Commission, supporting a sustainability plan and improvements to the Cowichan Theatre. Duncan has also represented the City on the Vancouver Island Regional Library board executive.

“Working with my council colleagues — a team that cares so much about the future of our City — we have accomplished a lot in the past six years,” Councillor Duncan said.

“Our City celebrated its Centennial in 2012 with the creation of a unique water fountain in City Square, city stage improvements, a new water park, a cob oven, and playground equipment in Centennial Park, and totem interpretative signage and a Centennial totem pole in Charles Hoey park,” Councillor Duncan said.

Councillor Duncan also noted the addition of a pocket park on Canada Avenue, upgrades to McAdam Park fields, and pedestrian bridges. In addition, he mentioned that a comprehensive review of council policies has been completed and implemented, including a respectful workplace policy and an integrated community sustainability plan to include in council’s operational development decisions.

Councillor Duncan acknowledged the current discussion around amalgamation on boundary restructuring with North Cowichan.

“The city currently provides water and fire services to areas outside the city boundary,” Councillor Duncan acknowledged. “I believe our city needs to review all our options before moving forward with any type of boundary changes or amalgamation. I fully support a complete study of the costs and benefits for both amalgamation or boundary restructuring to be voted on by the citizens of Duncan. I support the principle of a citizens assembly to review the study and provide recommendations to City council.”

“Any changes to our City governance must be a benefit to the citizens of Duncan. I am passionate about Duncan and I know if we work together we can build a City that has a bright future,” said Councillor Duncan.

What issues concern you most and why?

My priorities include, implementation of our active transportation plan, completion of our wayfinding strategy and develop a City Gateway, develop a plan to maintain and upgrade our city infrastructure.

Website address

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Guest Column: COVID-19 greatest challenge of a generation

We’ve rapidly moved from business as usual, to a series of measures that are anything but normal.

Short-term plan is place for Cowichan Valley’s homeless during COVID-19 crisis

Plan calls for use of emergency shelters, motels, hotels and tent sites

Lake Flashback: New editor, new design, and recurring vandalism

Changes at Lake Cowichan papers and damage to business and services a theme in late March

Drivesmart column: Are we perpetuating mediocrity with how we teach young drivers?

If the teacher is ill equipped to teach, the new driver will not learn what is necessary

‘Better days will return’: Queen Elizabeth delivers message amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Queen said crisis reminds her of her first address during World War II in 1940

List of cancelled Cowichan Valley community events

An ongoing list of events that have been cancelled in the Cowichan Valley due to COVID-19

Emergency aid portal opens Monday, cash could be in bank accounts by end of week: Trudeau

Emergency benefit will provide $2,000 a month for those who have lost their income due to COVID-19

Education, not enforcement: B.C. bylaw officers keeping a watch on physical distancing

A kind word, it turns out, has usually been all people need to hear

COVID-19: Hospitals remain safe for childbirth, say Vancouver Island care providers

North Island Hospital has been asked to share its perinatal COVID-19 response plan

Canadian cadets to mark 103rd anniversary of Vimy Ridge April 9 virtually

Idea of Captain Billie Sheridan in Williams Lake, B.C. who wondered what to do in times of COVID-19

B.C. VIEWS: Pandemic shows need for adequate care home staffing

Seniors in B.C. care homes face challenging times

QUIZ: How much do you know about hockey?

Take this test and find out how well you know Canada’s most popular winter sport

Most Read