Robert Stead rules again in Wolfville
Hold onto your wallets, spend-a-buck Bob is back in business.
It was a close run election with 790 votes for change being split
and 542 votes for Robert Stead.
- Jeff Cantwell --- 512
- Garry R Balcom --- 209
- George Townsend --- 69
Robert Stead is famous for:
Two new faces have turned up on Council that had platforms that
included a shift away from non-transparent baffle gab and towards
looking after core Town business and real fiscal responsibility:
and they should have a natural colleague in
- Keith Irving --- 734 votes
- Jim Laceby --- 650 votes
- Hugh Simpson --- 692 votes
Two old faces from Darth Stead's clone army were re-elected:
- David Mangle --- 608 votes
- William (Bill) Zimmmerman --- 590 votes.
Last over the line was the one and only younger than spring time
(ie not a fossil)
I asked Eric some pointed questions before the election and he
- Eric Hughes --- 546 votes.
Since we're living in a democracy, once elected I intend to represent the voices of the majority of the towns people not just my own. My intension is to get as much feedback as I can from public forums, meetups, opinion polls, internet surveys, stats (Stats Canada) and internet blogs to get the towns people like yourself involved in creating policies and change. Based on that, only then would I be able to specifically tell you my stance on taxes.
The way I see it, we have Darth Lord Stead and two clones stacked
against the men of reason --- Keith Irving, Jim Laceby,
and Hugh Simpson. That leaves Eric Hughes as the tie-breaker --- and
Eric has lobbed the ball back into the residents court.
Heck, we are in for an interesting ride if Eric pays any attention to people
like you and me....
I see that the Town has a brand spanking new-look
A few things of interest are posted and there seems to be facility
for residents to post comments. I shall be putting the system to the
test before too much longer, and hope you all do likewise.
CBC couldn't say much about Wolfville municipal politics but they did say
there was an issue with Town support for Acadia U....
Hells bells, I thought that our support for Acadia U was the
ONLY thing that we could all agree on!
One wonders how such blatant misperceptions arise?
I can think of only three possibilities:
One can sort of understand how someone glancing in from the
outside might get the wrong impression.
- A couple of questions at the candidates forum in which residents
complained about noisy student parties.
- Carl Oldham's response to those questions --- in which he noted that
students had damaged his store windows.
- A rather odd photograph in the last Mayoral news-letter --- in which we
we see two bemused Acadia U students being welcomed to the neighbourhood
by a couple of residents backed up by two police persons.