Cache Creek Candidates – David Dubois for Councillor

Economic Development and Family Support services and activities

  • Oct. 28, 2014 7:00 p.m.

1. How long have you lived here?

Six and a half years.

2. What is your occupation?

Project Coordinator for the Wood Waste 2 Rural Heat Project working with communities helping them to understand biomass heating as a form of economic development.

3. Have you done any volunteer work here?

Current: Ashcroft Secondary Boys Soccer Coach; Ashcroft Secondary PAC; South Cariboo Minor Soccer (various positions); and Winding Rivers Arts and Performance Society. Previous: First Ashcroft Scouts; Cache Creek Fire Dept. and Cache Creek Elementary School – SPC.

4. Have you served on a town council before?

No.

5. Which issues are most important to you?

The two biggest issues for me are economic development and supporting families. Our community is struggling economically and we need to implement a strong plan that will stop this decline. When revenues from the Landfill are gone, we need to have a strong and diverse base to fill the gap.

Our community has seen an aging of the population and a loss of families. We need to actively work to ensure that services and activities are available in Cache Creek.

6. How would you address them?

I believe that we have to develop the capacity within our town to implement the economic plans previously developed. We have to be dedicated to this task and ensure there are enough financial and capacity resources. The airport commission has identified a plan to go forward. We need to strive to implement this plan as well as for other assets such as the park structure, community hall, fitness centre, etc.

We need to identify family needs and wants, then address them. A first step would be to develop a better system of contacting people and allowing them to address staff using technology such as email, newsletters, Facebook and other forms of electronic communication. When there is interest in activity, the municipality should work to facilitate that activity either by providing space, admin support, etc. We also need to better integrate with neighbouring communities so that all can benefit. As a parent who often is driving to other communities three or four times a day for activities, having things happening in Cache Creek would be a windfall.

7. Additional comments

For the past nine years I have worked with local, provincial, federal and First Nations governments across the province, examining issues such as waste management, energy, economic development, transportation and infrastructure. As an engineer, I bring a level of technical knowledge that is needed for a strong, small rural community. I have chosen to live my life in Cache Creek because I believe in what it is and what it can be. Simply, I would like to help Cache Creek.

David Dubois

Just Posted

Nisga’a leader named UNBC chancellor

Dr. Joseph Arthur Gosnell is the first Indigenous leader to assume the role

Cache Creek council votes to rejoin local transit system

Details need to be worked out, but hopes are that change can be expedited

Ashcroft residents get information at Community Forum

Water treatment plant, recycling, an Eco-Depot, the budget, and more among items addressed

Elizabeth May’s wedding will be a ‘low-carbon affair’ in Victoria on Earth Day

Green party leader’s wedding party to depart in a cavalcade of electric cars

VIDEO: ‘Alarm bells’ raised by footage allegedly from B.C. pig farm, SPCA says

PETA released video Wednesday showing dead and injured piglets next to nursing piglets

Haida youth travels to New York for UN forum on Indigenous issues

Aayaad Edenshaw presented her speech in Xaad Kil, Masset dialect of the Haida language

Female real estate agents warned of suspicious man in Metro Vancouver

The man requests to see homes alone with the female agent, police say

Can you put your phone down for Mother’s Day?

#DiningMode campaign encourages people to leave the phone alone while eating

Horgan heckled as gas prices sit at record high, could go up more

Premier John Horgan blames refiners, not taxes

SPCA investigating after newborn kittens found in Vancouver dumpster

The kittens were found suffering from hypothermia and dehydration

Judge rejects hunter’s bid to get back a sheep shot in northern B.C.

Despite expert testimony, judgement says ram probably underage

‘B.C. cannot wait for action’: Top doctor urges province to decriminalize illicit drugs

Dr. Bonnie Henry says current approach in ‘war on drugs’ has criminalized and stigmatized drug users

“Oona River Poems” captures northwest B.C.’s landscapes

Canadian writer Peter Christensen releases his latest book, will tour the northwest later this year

Most Read