Cache Creek Council candidate Herb Hofer

Herb Hofer is running for a seat on Cache Creek Council

  • Nov. 6, 2011 4:00 p.m.

1. I have lived in Cache Creek for most of my life.

2. Retired business person.

3. Not in affiliation with any particular group. There are many, many ways to help others in need – to belong to any particular organization is the prerogative of an individual, not a prerequisite to be a good friend, a good neighbour, a good Samaritan, or just to be a good human being.

4. I have been on Cache Creek Council before, served several terms as a TNRD Director, and in that capacity, was appointed to the local hospital board.

5. The sustainability of the village, as a vibrant community, in which most basic services are still available, or nearby.

No need to mention Health Care, we are all on the same page on this issue, and any questions about education will be answered by the candidates who run for School Board, I am sure, albeit I would love to make a comment about the $2 million demands in benefits by the BCTF.

6. I am tired of the cliché “we must think outside the box.” The time has come to look and see what is still “inside” that box before the box is empty altogether. Young people already are forced to leave because of the lack of opportunities, and I see none on the horizon. Meanwhile, Seniors and retired people who have moved here will also be forced to move elsewhere, even to Ashcroft, no pun indented, because of the lack of even the smallest version of a facility they could move to.

7. A vote for me is not going to turn Cache Creek into a booming metropolis any time soon, but I do have the time and energy to be an effective and determined member of Council the moment I sit down. I do not belong to any political party, and the only leader in our recent history I could look up to was Preston Manning, and his philosophy that people must have a voice, and not only at election time.

Just Posted

Technology allows TNRD residents to see the heat

A new library program allows residents to borrow a thermal imaging camera and check for heat loss

Are you a victim of the thermostat wars?

The battle over the thermostat is quite heated in many households.

Community Income Tax volunteers will be at local libraries to help with tax returns

Lower-income singles and families can take advantage of free tax return service

Local News Briefs: Free Family Day weekend movie at the HUB

Plus an ice fishing derby, a Fancy Schmancy Tea Party, the Million Dollar Bursary is back, and more.

B.C. opioid overdoses still killing four people a day, health officials say

Kamloops, Thompson Cariboo region see an increase in deaths over 2017

VIDEO: Canada’s flag turns 54 today

The maple leaf design by George Stanley made its first appearance Feb. 15, 1965

BREAKING: Plecas won’t run in next election if legislature oversight reforms pass

B.C. Speaker and Abbotsford South MLA says he feels ‘great sympathy’ for Jody Wilson-Raybould

Workshop with ‘accent reduction’ training cancelled at UBC

The workshop was cancelled the same day as an email was sent out to international students

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

Judge rules Abbotsford home must be sold after son tries to evict mom

Mom to get back down payment and initial expenses

Trump officially declares national emergency to build border wall

President plans to siphon billions from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts

Snow turns to slush, rain as it warms up across B.C.’s south coast

Some areas are already covered by more than half a metre of snow following three separate storms

Father to be charged with first-degree murder in Amber Alert case

11-year-old Riya Rajkumar was found dead in her father’s home in Brampton, Ontario

Police track armed kidnapping across Thompson-Okanagan

RCMP allege it was a targeted crime believed to be linked to the drug trade

Most Read