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#1 Mike K.

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Posted 11 May 2022 - 08:14 AM

Please discuss the candidates and news/issues pertaining to the 2022 election in this thread.

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#2 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 May 2022 - 01:52 AM

Geoff Orr says he won't run for mayor again in North Saanich

 

North Saanich Mayor Geoff Orr said Tuesday he won’t run for re-election this fall. Orr, who served a four-year term as councillor before winning the mayor’s seat in 2018, said he made the decision after considerable thought.
 

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#3 Sarah Riddell

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Posted 28 June 2022 - 12:37 PM

Good afternoon,

 

I am excited to share that I am running for Central Saanich Council this fall. I am a first-time candidate with Masters degrees in Public and Health Administration and more than 15 years of experience evaluating and working to improve a range of health and social policies, programs, and systems in British Columbia. I am an enthusiastic trail runner and active member of our regional outdoor community. I live with my partner, Evan, and our two young children, Alicia (4) and Clayton (1) in Brentwood Bay. 

 

So far, running for Council has been a gift. I have met so many warm people and learned so much about our community. I've heard that housing, health and community services, road safety, active transportation and parks and trails are priorities. I've also heard that the past few years have been very tough on our local businesses and farms and now is the time for some extra support. I'd love to hear what's top of mind for you, and what worries you too. If you would like to learn more or connect, I'm available at sarahriddell.ca, @voteriddell on Facebook, instagram and twitter, and voteriddell@gmail.com. 

 

Many thanks and best wishes,

Sarah


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#4 Mike K.

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Posted 29 July 2022 - 07:40 AM

Have the West Shore forests not been logged, and re-logged over the years? I don’t think the region is surrounded by old growth.

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#5 Matt R.

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Posted 29 July 2022 - 08:40 AM

4/7? 2/7 at best.
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#6 Nparker

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Posted 29 July 2022 - 08:52 AM

I thought 4/7 meant he is willing to work 4 hours/day, 7 days/week to serve his constituents. I think this is refreshingly honest.  :lol:


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#7 Mike K.

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Posted 29 July 2022 - 09:56 AM

Because Twitter is elitist, when someone has something to say beyond a sound bite they make threads and identify which post of the thread you’re reading, so in this case it’s 4th out of 7.

It can get really entertaining when the Twitter police shows up after you’ve added a post or two to your initially identified, self-chosen allotment.
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#8 Bernard

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Posted 13 August 2022 - 03:10 PM

Mark Leiren-Young has a page with all the candidates that have announced for Saanich council.   


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#9 Mike K.

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Posted 13 August 2022 - 06:08 PM

Jordan Reichert is running, I see.

As is Mark Leirin-Young. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a candidate’s website also promoting all candidates.

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#10 Nparker

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Posted 13 August 2022 - 06:21 PM

Jordan Reichert is running, I see....

Are there horses in Saanich allegedly being abused?



#11 Sparky

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Posted 14 August 2022 - 06:15 AM

^^^ Thanks Bernard. Nice to hear from you.

#12 Bernard

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Posted 17 August 2022 - 08:24 PM

We will see how back I am, my life went through some crazy **** in 2020 and 2021 which included a six+ week stay in hospital and 16 months later I am still recivering



#13 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 August 2022 - 10:23 PM

Saanich workers vote for strike action if agreement isn't reached

 

Workers for the District of Saanich have voted in favour of a strike mandate, putting job action on the table if negotiations for a new collective agreement are unsuccessful.

 

CUPE 2011, which represents Saanich municipal workers, said the vote was called after the union and employer reached an impasse.

 

The union said the offer on the table does not address cost-of-living challenges facing workers, who want improved benefits, safety equipment allowances and support for casual workers. The parties have been in negotiations since December.

 

Workers voted 94 per cent in favour of striking.

 

 

 

https://www.timescol...reached-5710638

 

 

 

Is it possible job action could affect the election?


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#14 Sparky

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Posted 18 August 2022 - 05:17 AM

How?

#15 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 August 2022 - 05:22 AM

How?

 

City Hall (where advance voting takes place) could be behind a picket line.

 

Staffers that work on the election (advertising, arranging polling stations, hiring extra staff, processing candidate applications) could be on strike.



#16 Sparky

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Posted 18 August 2022 - 06:21 AM

Oh ok good points. I was thinking about the outcome for candidates not the logistics of the polling procedure. Thanks for giving my head a shake.

#17 lanforod

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Posted 18 August 2022 - 07:09 AM

Wowza. Saanich municipal workers get pretty decent compensation from what I see when they have postings up. At least in IT.
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#18 Bernard

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Posted 18 August 2022 - 11:51 AM

The problem is that with the inflation people are having trouble keeping up with expenses.   Sure the compensation may have been decent but it is not there anymore even if it is better than many people.   



#19 Mike K.

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Posted 18 August 2022 - 12:11 PM

Maybe inflation is a bit of a scapegoat?

Look at the City of Victoria’s insane budget, which was $260 million in 2021, and $197 million in 2013. That is a rise of over 200% of actual inflation. Inflation would have yielded less than $228 million by 2021.

Now, multiply that by the CRD, by the province, by the feds, and add the new fees, levies, taxes and surcharges people have to pay to government, that they didn’t have to pay the government before.

Inflation stinks, but it’s the tip of the iceberg.

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#20 Bernard

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Posted 18 August 2022 - 02:48 PM

I was not meaning to comment on the rising municipal budget, which has been faster than inflation even when you take the growth of the population in to account.   I am only pointing out that a lot of 9-5 whote collar workers are feeling a serious pinch in their prosomal lives.   Wages certainly are not keeping up with the cost of housing in this region.   



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