Archive for ◊ January, 2009 ◊

• Monday, January 26th, 2009

Wow, it has been a busy January so far. Let’s start with the Policies and Priorities Committee Meeting from January 12th.  The agenda was fairly short.  The main point of discussion was the terms of reference or TorRs for the standing committees of Council.

TorRs simply present an overview of the requirements, expectations and set parameters for the committees.

After discussion it was decided that the TORs should be standard except for the objectives which should be pertinent to each group.  Staff will make up a ToR document for Council to vet and once that is done each committee will set up their objectives.  Committee members will be selected from interested community members.

There was also a brief discussion on the issue of snowmobilers within town.  This will become an issue that will be given to the transportation committee to deal with.

Have a great day and remember….be good to each other.

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• Thursday, January 01st, 2009

I took a bit of a break from writing as the Christmas season was very busy with the traditional holiday celebrations and also the wedding of my son, which was beautiful. I now have an amazing daughter-in-law who is the perfect addition to our family. For those asking about pictures, a few are up at

I just wanted to start the New Year with a quote from Benjamin Franklin…

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.  ~Benjamin Franklin

I want to take this opportunity to offer my deepest condolences to Anna and children, as well as Wendel and Val Patriquin following the sudden death of Troy.  I also want to send my heart felt condolences to Suzanne and Lana Stier following the deaths of Lenard and Michael as well as the families of the other snowmobilers lost in the avalanche.  My thoughts and prayers are with your families.

2008 was a difficult year for many but it was also a year that brought great hope for change.  We have seen world wide concern over the global economic situation and we have also seen elections that have changed both international and local outlooks.  Although many are looking at tightening their financial belts during 2009, the year ahead is filled with great potential.

May 2009 be a year of tremendous personal growth for each of you.  Here we go………

Remember…be good to each other.