Wylie enters Lake Cowichan mayoral race with vision for the future

Kyle Wylie is running for Mayor of Lake Cowichan.

It’s been a journey arriving at this point.

"After spending seven months in Central East Africa on business, I returned last spring to my hometown of beautiful Lake Cowichan," he said.

"I noticed some good and some questionable changes in our community, some of which left me questioning why. My parents had taught me some very valuable principles, one being: ‘You should never complain about things unless you are willing to do something about it.’" That is how he’s arrived on the hustings.

"I am excited to be back in Lake Cowichan and happy to do my best to serve the town as much as possible."

He’s quickly become re-involved with a number of different groups. He is now vice president of the Kaatza Lakeside Players and has been appointed as an interim director of the Lake Cowichan and District Chamber of Commerce.

Since graduating from Lake Cowichan Secondary School in 2002, he’s honed his management skills in business on Vancouver Island, and in other countries around the world.

"I look forward to starting and raising my family the way I was raised, right here in our town," he said.

Wylie called for more open communication between residents and the municipality.

"I know that we need to find ways to keep costs down and make municipal businesses positive assets instead of burdens to our taxpayers. We need to find a way to help fill vacant businesses and draw light industry to the area." Wylie said.

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