Federal Candidates Meeting 2019 AGENDA – OPSRRASunday, Sept 29th, 2:00 – 4:00 |

CRD Services Building | 3 – 7450 Butler Road, Otter Point

Save the Date – Federal Candidates Meeting Federal Election

Millions of our tax dollars are sent to the Federal government annually to improve services and ideally make both our country and our community a better place to work, live and play.

OPSRRA has invited the candidates for this year’s local election – Voting Day is October 21st – to introduce themselves, tell you how they hope to help and answer a few direct questions from our group.

Our membership has chosen the first three questions we’ll ask all of the candidates.

  1. The Climate Crisis is a real issue globally and locally as extreme weather events become the norm. What tools and strategies would you advocate using to solve the crisis?
  2. Federal infrastructure dollars for programs like high-speed internet access and clean water are critical for our region. Over $45 million in federal and provincial tax dollars was allocated between 2016 and early 2018 to create high speed access for our region and the coast of BC. To date no progress has been shared with this community, nor is there a clear confirmation that the program will do anything beyond delivering potential access. Without a provider agreeing to connect up end users, local residents will still be without access. How would you work to ensure that this program proceeds in a timely way with real results?
  3. Chinook fishing restrictions and closures were imposed this year to protect fish stocks and local orca populations. What regional and national solutions would you work towards to address this issue?

Check our site after the meeting to see responses from 6 candidates running for office in our region.

AGM Held April 14, 2019

2019-opsrra-agm.pngThis year, based on how isolated the communities were during the February snow storms and forecasts of a hot 2019 fire season, we were pleased provide our members with access to a panel of guest speakers on Emergency Preparedness

Local experts spoke about Emergency Services for our region – what exists, what’s coming soon and ways to be self-reliant and prepared. Our thanks to  Juan de Fuca Emergency Program Coordinator Jeri Grant Otter Point Fire Dept Chief John McCrea.

CRD Regional Director Mike Hicks also joined us to share news and updates for our region.

Sunday, April 14th, 1:30 – 3:30 | CRD Services Building | 3 – 7450 Butler Road, Otter Point

All Candidates Meeting – Held October 2018

Millions of our tax dollars are spent each year improving services and ideally making our community a better place to work, live and play.

OPSRRA invited the candidates for this year’s local election – Voting Day on October 20th – to introduce themselves, tell you how they hope to help and answer a few direct questions from our group.

Thanks to the nearly 60 people who came out to the September 30th All Candidates Meeting scheduled from 2 – 4pm at the CRD Juan de Fuca Building in Otter Point – Unit 3 – 7450 Butler Road. The speeches from candidates were impassioned and the questions for local residents added quite a bit of value to the meeting.

We heard from these Milne’s Landing Zone School Trustee & JdF EA Director candidates:

  • Allison Watson
  • Britt Santowski
  • Margot Swinburnson
  • Neil Poirier
  • Robert (Bob) Phillips
  • Daniel Yates
  • & Mike Hicks