Walker brings experience to race

Mike Walker brings a history of success to his campaign to retain his seat as Area A director on the Cowichan Valley Regional District board.

"I like being the director," Walker said, explaining that he’s got the patience that the job sometimes requires, as well as a desire to be involved in the

Kerry Davis, candidate Mike Walker, candidate community.

Some of what he’s accomplished for the Mill Bay/Malahat area during his time as director includes pushing for six years for a ban on the sale of fireworks, which was eventually successful, banning of burning of machinestacked piles on residential development sites to improve air quality, a backyard burning ban and the opening of a community policing office in Mill Bay.

"Just seeing how that has expanded into some great programs for the south Cowichan community," Walker said.

He’s particularly proud of the expansion of the community policing program in areas such as the friendly phones program checking on seniors in the area, block watch and speed watch.

Walker sees a number of key things on the horizon for Area A in the coming term, including a possible new firehall for the Malahat area, the progression of a major development on the old Stonebridge site in the core of Mill Bay and the possible relocation of the Shawnigan RCMP detachment to Mill Bay.

He’d also like to further collaboration with the Malahat First Nation.

"Creating a stronger relationship, a friendship, a bond," Walker said. "We have some great projects that we’re working on right now and I can foresee some more coming down the road."

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