Stable growth, housing, and parking are top issues for candidate Beverly North

I have an extensive background in business

Beverly North is running for a seat on Lake Cowichan council.

I am Beverly North. I have lived in Lake Cowichan for 22 years. I have an extensive background in business, and currently own and operate “Deep Fried Ice Cream” in Lake Cowichan. I have been a director with the Lake Cowichan Chamber of Commerce for three years and am on the board of Lake Cowichan Forestry Co-Op.

I live and work in this community and will work hard to ensure that the potential growth of the area will be done with consideration and care of the local residents.

My three top priorities are:

Economic growth and stability. We need to increase the shoulder months of business (Oct. to May). Small retailers only have two months to earn the income required to pay the other 10 months of overhead. This is why stores are empty. We need tourism to be extended to increase downtown business in the slow months. We are working with Community futures and Cowichan Economic Development to bring forth development of biking and hiking trails. These recreational sports have brought financial success to many small communities, while not taking away from the environment.

Housing is absolutely necessary to sustain town growth. We need reasonably priced housing and even some geared to income rents.

Parking downtown in the summer has been a nightmare for the past three years. We have had a huge boost in tourism during July and August. We need to set up parking areas for tubers, and have the appropriate signage in place, so people know where they can park. Parking signs on main streets is imperative. A very serious look at this situation is required so that it can be actioned before Summer 2019.

Just Posted

Island Health dementia video series wins awards

Sharing the Journey: Practical Approaches to Caring for a Loved One With Dementia

Chemistry there, but offence lacking for Fury

Cowichan falls to Vic West 2-0

VIDEO: In time for gift giving: Buddy’s Holly Jolly Christmas show in Cowichan

Ben Klein as Elvis, Cassandra Frie as Brenda Lee join Zachary Stevenson in a great evening of music

LMG stymied in shocking draw

‘One-way traffic’ for 94 minutes but Cowichan can’t score

VIDEO: Octopus, bald eagle battle after bird ‘bites off more than it can chew’ in B.C. waters

B.C. crew films fight between the two feisty animals in Quatsino off north Vancouver Island

Raptors fans show Kawhi the love in his return to Toronto

Leonard receives championship ring, leads new club to win

Process to identify those killed in Gabriola plane crash could take days

Canadian flight museum suggests Alex Bahlsen of Mill Bay died in Tuesday’s crash

One man dead after car crash in Nanaimo

One person died, another was injured in the accident which happened Wednesday on Nanaimo Lakes Road

‘Honest mistake:’ RCMP says B.C. cannabis shop can keep image of infamous Mountie

Sam Steele wearing military, not RCMP uniform in image depicted in Jimmy’s Cannabis window

B.C. conservation officers put down fawn blinded by pellet gun on Vancouver Island

Young deer found near construction site in Hammond Bay area in Nanaimo, B.C.

Laid-off forest workers converge on B.C. legislature

Loggers call for action on strike, provincial stumpage

B.C. guide fined $2K in first conviction under new federal whale protection laws

Scott Babcock found guilty of approaching a North Pacific humpback whale at less than 100 metres

Feds urge Air Canada to fix booking problems as travel season approaches

The airline introduced the new reservation system more than three weeks ago

Most Read