Michelle Staples dedicated to the community

Mayor Michelle has supported and backed many local community organizations

Michelle Staples dedicated to the community

An unsuccessful candidate for Duncan council has petitioned to have Mayor Michelle Staples removed for a conflict of interest. Her conflict, he claims, is that Mayor Michelle has supported and backed many local community organizations and helped lobby the government (using her position as mayor) to bring $14 million in added funding to our community.

This is a woman who, besides her involvement with Duncan city council duties, plays a role in the boards for Social Planning Cowichan, Cowichan Housing Association, the Canadian Mental Health Association, and the Cowichan Green Community. My sister Lynne told us at a family dinner recently that Michelle Staples was also involved with hands-on Cowichan River clean-up and used needle gathering along the river and local wilderness areas.

My 92-year-old father’s response to Mark Anderson is that “instead of attempting to oppose the successful efforts of our community conscious mayor he might like to say something of his own community participation.” This mayor of Duncan, Michelle Staples, spends pretty well every minute of every day involved in efforts to raise the quality of community life in this great and unique small town of ours.

Bill Woollam



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

Just Posted

Alf Todd on a mission to fight Parkinson’s disease

Todd and group hope to raise $10,000 riding bikes to Port Alberni

Cowichan residents can Climb for Alzheimer’s in their own backyard

for the first time ever, open to anyone, anywhere in the province

Battle of Fairy Creek: blockade launched to save Vancouver Island old-growth

‘Forest Defenders’ occupy road to prevent logging company from reaching Port Renfrew-area watershed

STANDING TALL: For some, B.C.’s forest industry is the best office in the world

A look at the forest sector in B.C. – and those hoping for the best – amid mill curtailments

Royal B.C. Museum wants B.C.’s COVID-19 nature observations

COVID-19 Collecting For Our Time: ongoing project cataloguing province’s pandemic experience

Feds offer ‘life preserver’ funds to BC Ferries as pandemic sinks revenue

For every dollar the province spends the federal government will match

Reimagined campaign continues to make Vancouver Island wishes come true

#UnWinedOutside allows participants to support Make-A-Wish Foundation, local businesses

Bad behaviour at B.C. restaurants ignites campaign calling for respect

“If you can’t follow the rules, then stay home,” says BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association

Addition pending to Cape Scott Provincial Park?

BC Parks will wait before announcing plans for nearly $1 million old growth land purchase

Frustration mounts as Metchosin sheep slaughter continues

Metchosin mayor upset with B.C. Conservation’s response as bear feeds on farm animals

Over half of Americans oppose Trump tariff on Canadian aluminum: survey

The survey was conducted Aug. 7 to 9 among 1,513 Canadians and 1,003 Americans

Oh baby, what a birthday gift: $2.8M raised to help B.C. boy with rare disease

‘We are very thankful to everybody,’ Aryan Deol’s father says

Most Read