Civic Issues

  • Late in 2016, it came to the attention of people in Powell River that Sodexo Canada, the food provider at seniors’ residences in the region, has been failing to provide adequate service. Powell River Voices is working on a series of public conversations to dig more deeply into the issues that surround food service in […]

  • Election Backgrounder – Sewage Issue A downloadable PDF is available here: Summary of the sewage issue “Co-treatment” is a proposal for Powell River to pay Catalyst to treat the city’s sewage in the mill’s treatment plant and dismantle the city’s own sewage plants. Some councillors argue that co-treatment would enable the city to save money […]

  • Election Backgrounder – Taxes A downloadable PDF is available here: Summary Powell River City Council has provided a tax break for Catalyst and paid for this tax break by shifting taxes to homeowners and small businesses, and maintained a “flat tax”, a tax that charges all homeowners the same regardless of the value of their […]

  • This post by Janet Newbury was originally published in Policy Note on April 2, 2013. Powell River citizens talk forestry: democracy in action With a provincial election just around the corner and municipal elections to follow shortly thereafter for many BC communities, this is a good time for us as citizens to think about how we […]