Monday, June 28, 2010

New Sign !! June 28,2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010

sign picture !!

the opinions expressed by the sign maker are theirs and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of this blogger.

Friday, June 25, 2010

sign update june 25 , 2010

I saw the sign later today ! It was at the District Office......apparently I was the main suspect but I had nothing to do with it....In fact I called bylaw to inform them of the sign.....I think a pic will be available soon....whoever put up the sign...please don't put it by my house as it caused me a bit of grief.....having said that lots of people that saw the sign thought it was great....

Quick action ! june 25,2010

Funny how quick a protest sign is torn down but it takes a full 30 working days to get a Freedom of Information request......

Sign Down !! June 25,2010

The political sign is already down !

sign of the times June 25,2010

A sign was posted close to my house this morning expressing displeasure with the mayor and some staff......I had nothing to do with the sign but understand that the people of Tofino are extremely frustrated with the current regime......most of the comments submitted to this site can't be posted as they are unsuitable for public viewing....
Lots of people wrote in regarding Mayor John Fraser's recent interview on CBC radio....the Mayor said that we have nothing to fear in the event of a major Tsunami as we can all eat farmed salmon......perhaps with some bottled Tofino water on the side ?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

June 22,2010 Bob Long Long Gone !!

A sigh of relief was heard throughout the town as news of Bob Long's resignation was made public.......Braden Smith will be acting CAO on an interim release available at

Monday, June 21, 2010

june 21 2010 sewer and water

good morning....lots of questions about the old wastewater management plan....??? what happened to the plan to put the sewer line up Industrial Way....?? the original plan was quite simple.....Industrial Way would be extended to go behind the Esso and come out by the Community private lands involved.....
Other questions about the new water treatment plant at Sharp Rd...As far as I was told it is fully automated.....should be minimal labour costs associated with it....I will try to find out exactly how it is working.....
thanks for all your questions....I'll try to deal with as many as possible.....I don't know anything about the isolated section of sidewalk on 4th street.....if anyone knows please write in....thanks

Friday, June 18, 2010

june 18,2010 sewer grant

Sorry for the lack of posts....I was up in Ahousat for a few days.....lots of people writing in asking why Tofino didn't get any of the massive Infrastructure Stimulus Funds to upgrade our sewer system......I'm looking into Tofino and Victoria are the only communities on Vancouver Island still dumping raw sewage into the Pacific Ocean it would seem likely that funds would be available....stay tuned.....

Friday, June 11, 2010

June 11,2010

R.I.P. Steve Clarke......passed away condolences.......he was a good guy.....

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Recall legislation and Consultants June 10,2010

In response to your many questions : there is no way to recall the Mayor.....although this scandal continues to grow there is no way he can be forced from office. You can ask your councillors to put forth a motion asking for his resignation but he is not compelled to step down.
Tofino continues to be a consultant's one seems to know who is allowed to hire consultants and if Council is needed to approve such hirings !!
Does anyone know who approved the Reorganization Report ? Who approved the hiring of Jerry Berry as a consultant ?
Who approved the hiring of Gerard Leblanc to consult with the ill-fated DCC committee ?? Maybe all consultants are hired in-camera ? if anyone wknows please write in....everything seems to be done in secret meetings or with a gag order associated with it !!! It's your tax money ! ask your councillors what is going on !!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Scott Fraser MLA

This morning I had a converstaion with former Tofino Mayor and now MLA Scott Fraser regarding the sordid state of affairs in our town......I'll be forwarding info to him as well as the Ministry for Community Services ( formerly Municipal Affairs)

Big Questions !!

The District of Tofino staff confirmed this morning that Bob Long continues to enjoy employment at the District.....also confirmed that Edward Henley is still working with the District of Tofino in some capacity.....
The Big Question is why Mayor Fraser accepted the resignation of Treasurer Jennifer Robb instead of asking for the resignation of the CAO Bob Long ??? The Mayor must have known about the conflicting versions of the FOI request......of course this is all covered by gag orders and In Camera meetings but I feel that the people have the right to know !!

some background on District consultants

Jerry Berry has been working as a consultant for the District of Tofino

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Nobody seems to know what happened at the council meeting !! please write in if you know what was decided. thanks,Ralph

dot gibson

R.I.P. Dot condolences to family and friends........Mrs. Gibson was always nice to me.

Tofino Olympic Party costs concealed !!! June 8,2010 has printed a great story about the controversial Tofino O-zone party !!! Keven Drews has received documents showing that there were two responses to my Freedom of Information request on the Olympic party expenses !!

The expenses as calculated by the District Treasurer were about $12,000.00 higher than the expenses provided by Bob Long, the District of Tofino Administrator........

Monday, June 7, 2010

council meeting

the council meeting is tomorrow at 9 in the morning .......tuesday june,8,2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

DCC Committee awash in controversy !!!

Seems the DCC committee is not happy with the way their final report was handled !!! Apparently they will be taking their concerns to Council on Tuesday......should be a great meeting !! try to attend !!

Olympic Party Costs !! June 6,2010

After waiting many weeks I finally received the statement for the Olympic O-zone Party costs !!! For some reason the Freedom of Information request was handled by Bob Long,the CAO !!! Normally requests for financial information would be handled by the District Treasurer......My request was made long before the Treasurer resigned !! Why didn't the Treasurer handle the request ? When contacted the Treasurer declined comment as there is a gag order associated with her resignation.....Why ?? there was no gag order when the Building Inspector resigned !! What's going on here ?
I've filed a Freedom of Information request to get all correspondence between the CAO and District of Tofino staff regarding the O-Zone costs FOI request......let's hope I get it sooner than the last request !!
According to the FOI request it only cost the District of Tofino taxpayers $2,616.62 !!! Please ask your Councillors to look into this matter.........