By Greg Osoba, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca
In the end, it wasn’t a close race in Area C of the Strathcona Regional District (SRD). BC voters went to the polls on Oct. 15 to elect municipal governments and Robyn Mawhinney garnered 69 per cent of the votes over Marc Doll in Area C of the SRD.
Mawhinney says her positive focus and open communication style helped secure her victory. Almost half of eligible voters cast ballots in Area C (49 percent), according to Mawhinney, and added that on average, most BC municipalities struggle to see more than a 30 per cent turnout.
Continue reading Robyn Mawhinney elected new Director for Area C in Strathcona Regional District
More than 69% of the electorate in Area C chose Robyn Mawhinney as their new Regional Director on October 15. She learned this from an unexpected source. Mawhinney and her team were sitting in the Heriot Bay Inn, while they waited for the election results to be announced on Saturday night. The scrutineer from her team had not yet arrived and they were enjoying a nice glass of wine.
“I got a phone call from Mark Doll who congratulated me on my win,” she said. “I didn’t know the numbers yet.”
Continue reading Area C has a new Director
Press release from the Campbell River & District Chamber of Commerce
The Campbell River & District Chamber of Commerce, The Campbell River Mirror and the Tidemark Theatre Society co-hosted a series of debates for all candidates vying for office in the Strathcona Regional District and the City of Campbell River in the BC Municipal Election on October 15, 2022.
Continue reading All Candidate debates in Campbell River and SRD Rural Areas.
Editors note: This debate over community Governance models is of interest to Cortes Island residents given our past discussions of a Community Association.
The two candidates running for Regional Director of Area C, in the October 15 election, appear to have very different visions of how to govern. Robyn Mawhinney explained:
“I’m very focused on creating a Community Advisory Council to support the Director’s decision making process, a community advisory council with a broad spectrum of community voices. The other candidate, Marc Doll, is really focused on using his directorship as an opportunity to build a Community Association from the ground up. I’d like to talk about the difference between a Community Association and an Advisory Council and why I think there is quite a big difference.”
Continue reading Why Mawhinney would set up an Advisory Council, rather than a Community Association, in Area C
Editors note: This is what some Cortes Island residents were discussing in late 2019, and early 2020.
One of the key points that Marc Doll keeps mentioning, in his campaign to become Regional Director of Area C, is the need to form a Community Association. In today’s interview he explains why.
“There’s significant differences between a Community Association and an Advisory Council,” explained Doll.
Continue reading Doll: Why Quadra Island and/or Area C needs a Community Association