Tim Roberts, Area G, Rural Keremeos and Hedley

New Area G director looking forward to year of learning

Tim Roberts a Similkameen Valley director looks ahead to 2019.

I’d like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

2018 for me is ending with much to learn and a strong sense of responsibility looking to the year to come. November and these first couple of weeks of December have been a whirlwind of information, documentation and expectations colliding with circumstance. I’ve been working hard to find a means to reach everyone consistently, accessibly and use local gathering areas and social media appropriately to inform people where and when I’m going or where I have been. I’ve started a Facebook page called “Area G Connected,” met at the Hedley Community Club and senior’s center for coffee, been for coffee and then for a breakfast at the SunCatchers Co-op. After being on the hunt for a good spot to meet those in Olalla and Rural Keremeos I’ve decided to meet regularly at the Grist mill, I’ll bring the coffee and Chris will open the doors in the New Year.

Related: LIVE BLOG: Full election results for Keremeos

The first test of my metal in these the beginning weeks of my four-year term as Area G’s representative was to provide support for Hedley and their Improvement District as they struggled with a “Do Not Consume” order on their water system post contamination. I kept in touch with the community champions, the Upper Similkameen Band and emergency services while communicating to the RDOS to be able to increase support though BC emergency response management system (BCERMS) if the crisis became worst and thankfully the water was tested clear for consumption and Interior Health gave the all clear to the HID Monday the 17th of December.

In conclusion, I’m just at the beginning, wet behind the ears and looking forward to 2019. Again, I wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season with family and friends from my family to yours.

To report a typo, email:
editor@keremeosreview.com
.


@TaraBowieBC
editor@keremeosreview.com


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Rain on the way for the Okanagan-Shuswap

Vernon’s dust warning is ongoing

Thrash Wrestling “mans up” for the Testicular Fortitude show

Silas “The Last Real Man” Young enters the ring on April 27

Update: Highway 3 reopened following rockslide near Keremeos

The slide occurred Friday March 22, at about 8 p.m. between Red Bridge and Standing Rock

Rock slide forces rural Keremeos residents to leave their homes

Witness describes boulders bigger than her car

BREAKING: Highway 3 near Keremeos closed due to rockslide

Highway 3 just west of Keremeos is closed as of 8:44 p.m.… Continue reading

Sparks fly as SUV speeds down wrong side of Highway 1 trying to flee RCMP

Captured on video, the vehicle headed westbound against oncoming traffic before crashing

Trudeau calls May 6 byelection for B.C. riding of Nanaimo-Ladysmith

The riding opened up when Sheila Malcolmson resigned in January

B.C. VIEWS: The hijacking of our education system gathers speed

Children taught to strike and shout fringe far-left demands

Judges on Twitter? Ethical guidance for those on the bench under review

Canadian judges involvement in community life are among issues under review

Four people displaced by Taylor Road fire

The Kelowna Fire Department say no one wass injured and the cause of the fire is not suspicious

Calgary captain has 3 points as Flames torch Canucks 3-1

Giordano leads way as Alberta side cracks 100-point plateau

Okanagan woman launches sewing studio

“I know there’s a lot of people up and down the valley that would love to sew.”

1,300 cruise ship passengers rescued by helicopter amid storm off Norway’s coast

Rescue teams with helicopters and boats were sent to evacuate the cruise ship under extremely difficult circumstances

Former Okanagan teen found safe after disappearing from YVR airport

Ethan Burnett, 14, was found safe in Kelowna on March 22

Most Read