Countdown to election day

It's been a very busy few days. 

Last weekend of the campaign

On Thursday night, the all-candidates forum was very successful, thanks to the sponsorship of the BLLHMA and the hard work of Darren Reeder, Eric Harvie and moderator David Bayne.  About 200-250 people attended.  If you weren't able to make it to the forum in person, you can read the Outlook's online coverage at this link:

It's a long link, so you may need to cut and paste it into your browser.

Friday morning, we met again at the high school for another forum, very well organized by social studies teacher Brad Skinner and the students.  It was great to hear the thoughtful and insightful questions from the students!  Friday afternoon, I did an interview for the Affecting You program of Park Radio.

And now it's the final weekend of door-knocking.  I had an interesting question today on Muskrat Street -- a resident was wondering whether your ballot is considered "spoiled" if you vote for fewer than the full six councillors.  My understanding is that you can vote for any number up to six.  However, with any questions like this that you may have, it's always a good idea to check when you're at the poll, as the people there are the experts.

The vote

And when will you be at the poll?  Anytime between 10 am and 8 pm on Monday, at Town Hall.

Remember to say thanks!

I hope that you'll take the opportunity over the next couple of weeks to thank the outgoing mayor and councillors, and all the candidates who put their names forward, whether they're elected or not.  These people have shown a lot of commitment to our community!

Vital chance for input

You've probably received the Town's Resident Satisfaction Survey in your mailbox by now.  This survey is extremely important.  It will give the new council a snapshot of what you feel is important, and how you feel the town programs and services are performing.  This will help council make decisions about their priorities for 2011 and beyond.  So please fill out that survey and turn it in!  If you'd prefer to do it on-line (which makes it easier for the town to collate, as well), you can do that at:

The deadline is October 31.