Key Election Dates
Advance Voting: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 8:00am to 8:00pm in the Wells Community Hall
All Candidates Forum: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 7:00pm in the Wells Community Hall
General Voting: Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 8:00am to 8:00pm in the Wells Community Hall
- Two (2) pieces of ID when you come to vote
- Voting is conducted IN PERSON only on the above dates
- Please contact Chief Election Officer, Katrina Leckovic at (250) 994-3330.
- Additional election information is available on the District of Wells website at www.wells.ca
Councillor Candidates for Election by Voting (Four to be Elected)
|Surname||Usual Names||Jurisdiction of Residence|
|Dodd||Kelsey||Margaret Avenue, Wells|
|Doerksen||Tyler||Bowman Crescent, Wells|
|Kilsby||Mandy||Mildred Avenue, Wells|
|Leroy||Phil||Blair Avenue, Wells|
|Machan||Robert||Margaret Avenue, Wells|
|Wilkins||Virginia||Hong Street, Wells|
|Wright||Richard||Barkerville Highway, Wells|
Councillor Candidate Platforms
- With more and more grant opportunities arising and organizations in Wells receiving grant money to assist in funding it is time for Council to get involved. The District of Wells needs to be responsible for our citizens by ensuring that grant money brought into the community with the assistance of Council is benefiting those in our community capable of work. Keeping jobs and young families in our community go hand in hand.
- As a member of Council I believe it is important to work to improve our recreational facilities. This includes but not limited to our skating rink, our trail system for both summer and winter activities (the original plan was great but upkeep needs to happen regularly), and our curling rink.
- Maintaining focus on the discussions brought to council is important as is cleaning up all of the past issues and ensuring that those who have come to Council to seek answers or direction are heard and know that their concerns are dealt with.
- Programming and Activities for children and youth; “Children are our future.” It’s a phrase we hear often, but it is often used without a full understanding of the implications. We have seen an increase of young families move to town, Wells needs to be a place that has more to offer for these children so that we can keep families here and attract more young families to town. Supporting the school with fundraising so that children of our community are able to participate in extra- curricular activities, lobbying for more preschool age programs and funding opportunities to get a roof over the ice rink are just a few things we could work towards.
- Development of connections between existing trails between regional trail systems to create all types of shared use trails; Tourism is one of the main economic drivers for our town and we have so much that we have to offer when it comes to outdoor recreation. Working on maintaining and expanding our current trail systems is key. Connecting Prince George to Wells through existing trail systems and Phase 3 of the Gold Rush Trail will complete a destination trail system from Clinton to Wells. Local trail users and visitors provide direct economic benefits to hotels, restaurants, retailers, gas stations and other businesses as a result of increases in trail activities.
- Recycling; Have recycle bins available at the Wells Refuse Site. More residents will be inclined to recycle if it is made easier and more accessible than driving to Quesnel. By increased recycling we not only impact the environment but reduce the amount of material disposed of into landfills, thus saving money and resources.
- Affordable accommodations and housing; Barkerville has started projects to create more accommodations for tourists and staff, supporting and working with Barkerville would be in the towns best interest.
- Decrease power outages; Put pressure on BC Hydro to ensure consistent and reliable power to town.
All Candidates Forum
Interested to find out more about the candidates for the upcoming municipal election?
Attend the All Candidates Forum, hosted by the Wells Chamber of Commerce, on Wednesday, November 12 at 7:00pm at the Wells Community Hall in the Banquet Room.
The Candidates will be asked the following questions at the Forum:
- Why do you want to be on the District of Wells Council?
- What do you feel will be the top three challenges and opportunities facing District of Wells during the next four years?
- What specific actions do you propose to overcome one or more of these challenges and opportunities?
- What do you consider the key economic drivers in our local economy and how can we encourage them?
- How would you like to see the Wells Community Forest administered?
- Should we expand our municipal boundaries to include the Mine (for taxation purposes)?
- For those who have not held office on Council: What specific skills or experiences do you have that make you a good candidate?
- For incumbents: What has been your most important achievement in the last term?