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."

Just Posted

Cowichan Tribes cannabis partnership aims high

Costa Canna plans to open first store in Cowichan Valley and expand beyond

Duncan’s Quamichan Lightning go to provincials

The result might not have been what they were hoping for, but… Continue reading

Cow High teams double down at Ross Cup

Cowichan Secondary School swept the junior and senior titles at the Ross… Continue reading

VIDEO: Can you believe it? This B.C. hill pulls cars backwards up a slope

Sir Isaac Newton had clearly never been to this Vernon anomaly when he discovered gravity

B.C. man sentenced for tying up, assaulting and robbing another man at hotel

Gabriel Stephen Nelson robbed and assaulted travelling businessman in Nanaimo in 2017

B.C. girl and her toy monkey make videos to fight negativity on Facebook

Ava Ast created the Ava and Cello’s Good Deed Page last month

Deadline extended through April to nominate top B.C. educators

Second year of Premier John Horgan’s awards offers $3,000 bursary

Paramedic staff shortage at critical level: B.C. union

A number of units were out of service due to lack of staffing in Lower Mainland, union says

B.C. lottery winner being sued by Surrey co-workers

They claim he owes them $200,000 each, in a lawsuit filed in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver

BIG READ: The two sides of the Strait of Georgia roe herring fishery

The case for the Strait of Georgia roe herring fishery Comox fisherman,… Continue reading

Fraser Health under fire again for taxiing homeless man from Langley to Hope

Patient sent to Hope shelter because a spot in the man’s home community couldn’t be located

Dead sea lion discovered on Hornby Island shoreline

Reports indicate animal was shot in the head

Most Read