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Special Edition Newsletter – March 2020

This is a special edition of our Ward 11 newsletter, March 2020 What is COVID19? COVID19, also known as novel coronavirus, is a virus that causes infections of the nose, throat, and lungs. It can range from mild to fatal. It is easily spread by: respiratory droplets generated when you cough or sneeze close, prolonged personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands touching something with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes It is a pandemic that has no vaccination or cure yet, which is why it is crucial to follow the Government of Alberta's protocol [...]

Special Edition Newsletter – March 20202020-03-25T23:59:27+00:00

All Fired Up

Recently, I put forth a motion after a constituent questioned a $12,000 bill he received from our Fire Rescue Services, after a fire destroyed his home. This is not a small sum of money – nowhere near the insurance deductible you will pay if you are in a car accident. It started with an inquiry that publicly asked, “Are we charging people for basic Fire Services?” To the Fire Chief’s credit, the department said, “Yes.” Then, the motion – unanimously passed by council – basically asked that Administration go back and look at what types of fees we could and should [...]

All Fired Up2020-02-18T19:01:39+00:00

Your Piece of the Pie

Your Piece of the Pie Taxes are important. They pay for roadways and street lights; they subsidize transit and rec centres. I have met very few people who actually object to paying taxes. I have met too many people who object to paying the taxes we currently pay in Edmonton. There are two sides to taxes: collecting and spending. I have discussed spending and the value received, but I have not discussed collecting. In January, we will receive our initial Property Tax Assessments. The purpose is so we can double check that everything is correct before the official assessment is sent [...]

Your Piece of the Pie2020-01-20T17:09:31+00:00