TeamworkNovember 15th, 2014 has come and gone. A bit more of Prince George showed up for this election as 34% came out to vote as opposed to the 28% in 2011. This is encouraging , but there is still more work to do. There was a referendum vote on this ballot as well. Did Prince George support continued fluoridation? The numbers don’t lie and 10,171 people vote no as opposed to 8,764 yes votes to having fluoride in our water system. This referendum was non-binding so city does not have to stop putting fluoride into the water system, but you have to think how bad it would look if they didn’t stop and it’s citizens told them to. I was told on multiple occasions that the last three years of council were kind of dysfunctional for a couple of reasons. The two most common reasons I heard were lack of teamwork and lack of communication. I hope that this newly elected council lead by our new mayor can come together and get Prince George moving forward again.

What does City Council look like for the next four years?

Mayoral Candidates

Lyn Hall – 10463

Don Zurowski – 8850

Council Candidates

Brian Skakun – 12674

Murry Krause – 10304

Garth Fizzell – 8773

Albert Koehler – 8022

Jillian Merrick – 6829

Frank Everitt – 6788

Terri McConnachie – 6580

Susan Scott – 6218

Debora Munoz – 6122

Dave Wilbur – 5773

Bryan Mix – 4974

Cameron Stolz – 4916

Trent Derrick – 3893

Jason Luke – 3678

Monica Peacock – 3529

Alex Huber – 3227

Ron Gallo – 3130

Roy Spooner – 3029

Ravi Saxena – 2846

Harry Ulch – 2809

Gregg Kauk – 2485

Travis Shaw – 1956

Coralee Larsen – 1531

Don Roberts – 771

Jeffrey Cunin – 746

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Time is Near!


Well this will be the last post before the big day tomorrow, so lets do a bit of housekeeping. First just a reminder that you can vote from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at any of the locations listed below:

  • Blackburn Community Center
  • DP Todd Secondary School
  • Edgewood Elementary School
  • John McInnis Center
  • Kelly Road Secondary School
  • Malaspina Elementary School
  • Ron Brent Elementary School
  • Vanway Elementary School

So get out there and let your council know you care.

Second I would like to thank Albert Koelher for participating in the pgelxn blog. I would also like to thank school board trustee candidates Katie Cooke, Don Sabo, Denise MacdonaldDori Alger, Tony Cable, Trish Bella, and Valentine Crawford all for participating as well. I have chatted with candidates and it looks like this election was a lot more work than ones past so I hope that means that more people are getting out to vote. Maybe positive changes are coming for our city.

Thirdly I was sent an email the other day that gave me a huge boost. This blog takes a lot of time during election time and I do it because I want to help make Prince George a great city. So when I get emails like the one below

“Thanks for hosting all of this information centrally.  This made me feel a lot more informed regarding the candidates and perceived issues for Prince George.  I think this is the push I need to get out and vote this year. A great big thank you!  Laura”

it makes it all worthwhile. My goals has always been to get more people out to vote and with the number of views I have been getting this last week (3026 on Thursday and 2768 as of 10:08pm on Friday) I know people are finding value in this blog.

The fourth and last thing I would like to talk about is something that happened to one of the council candidates. Unfortunately Trent Derrick answers to his Prince George Citizen questions got switched with someone else and he is getting dragged through the mud for these other answers. I don’t know what happened at the Prince George Citizen, but Trent has proved me a link to his correct answers on the updated Citizen article on their website. Follow the link below

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Filling Up Fast

GOTV-Voting-HandsYesterday I created pages for the School Board Trustee candidates and they have been filling up fast. Thank you to Andrew Burton, Tim Bennett, Brenda HookerBruce WiebeDennis FudgeSheldon Harris for participating in the blog. Yesterday we finished with 1987 visit to the blog for information. Keep spreading the word and let the people of Prince George know that there is a place to help them make a decision.

I just found an article on about how Prince George has been challenged by Kamloops to beat them in Voter turn out. I think this is a great challenge and lets kick some Kamloops butt!

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2 More Councilors + 18 School Board Trustees

VoteWell we only have 5 more day until we vote for our new Mayor and Council. I would like to thank Ron Gallo and Roy Spooner for participating in the pgelxn blog. Have you decided who your voting for yet?

I have been getting a ton of e-mails from people asking for information about the School Board Trustees. I have caved to the pressure and add a school trustee page for each candidate running for those positions. I know it is a bit late in the game, but time is hard to come by right now. So I hope this will help those that have been asking and I hope that the candidates get their information in.

Today has being a crazy day on the pgelxn blog. Besides adding pages for all of the School Board Trustees, and getting at least 20 emails from all you great people, the visits to the blog have been through the roof. Today alone (as of 2:45pm) we are sitting at 1086 visits. That is amazing and I can not thank the citizens of Prince George for supporting this blog.

I got an email yesterday from Chelsea asking about when and were people can vote and what time. She had an interesting idea about how to get people out to vote. Now her idea is not rocket science, but a great idea none the less and one that I did not think about and wonder if the city has thought about it. Chelsea idea revolved around sending out a simple reminder card stating where, when, and what time you can vote. A lot of people may not know that information and a simple card in the mail could fix that. A great idea and a simple one. For those of you that do not know the When and where’s of this coming election here you go:

November 5th, 2014 (Advanced Voting) 8:00am to 8:00pm

  • City Hall

November 12th, 2014 (Advanced Voting) 8:00am to 8:00pm

  • City Hall

November 13th, 2014 (Advanced Voting) 8:00am to 8:00pm

  • UNBC: Doug Little Lounge

November 15th, 2014 (General Voting) 8:00am to 8:00pm

  • Blackburn Community Center
  • DP Todd Secondary School
  • Edgewood Elementary School
  • John McInnis Center
  • Kelly Road Secondary School
  • Malaspina Elementary School
  • Ron Brent Elementary School
  • Vanway Elementary School

All of this information can be found on the City of Prince George website as well.

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First Mayoral Response

Don ZurowskiWe have just gotten our first response from one of the two gentlemen running for mayor of Prince George. Thank You Don Zurowski for participating in the PGELXN Blog and Good luck on your candidacy. The last 3 days have been very busy on the blog with 407 people visiting on Tuesday, 655 visits on Wednesday, and 781 visits on Thursday. Keep spreading the word and let your neighbours know that the information is out there to help them vote.

The Mayoral forum was well attended last night at UNBC in the Canfor theater. The theater holds about 250 people and there were people standing along the top as every seat was full. The forum was very well done as the moderator held each candidate accountable to answering the questions asked as well as letting them have some fun with each other. I thought the last question was really good as the moderator asked Lyn Hall to sum up Don Zurowski’s platform and what he learned about don that night. She them asked Don to do the same for Lyn. It looked like both were caught a bit of guard by this and it allowed for some unscripted commentary for both mayoral hopefuls. Were you at the forum last night? How did you think each candidate did? Leave your comments and let others know that could not make it last night to the forum.


I have included the link to the CKPG News site on their story about the Forum last night Mayoral Candidates Square Off at UNBC


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6384459Well yesterday was a busy day for the PGELXN Blog as 407 people visited the page to grab their information for the upcoming election, which by the way is only 10 days away. I have added two more candidates to the blog. Thank You Jason Luke and Ravi Saxena for submitting your platform and information so the citizens of Prince George can make informed decisions on November 15th.

Have you made your decision yet as to who you are voting for? Leave comments here and let us know who you are voting for and why?

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17 more council candidates to go!

Another 4Well we are getting down to the final days of the campaign trail for all the candidates with only 13 day until decision day. Thank you to Debora Munoz, Harry Ulch, Terri McConnachie, and Travis Shaw for participating in the PGELXN blog. We now have 9 candidates participating on the blog. Spread the word so we can get the other 17 council candidates to participate and the 2 mayoral hopefuls.

The volume of traffic has picked up since the lost post and is now receiving 100 visits a day steadily. I suspect that like last time that number will grow significantly as we draw closer to election day.

This year I have not been able to make it out to very many of the forums that go on in the city during election time. Not everyone can get to the forums, so my hope with this post is that people will leave comments highlighting the best parts of the forums that they attended so that people can get an idea of what is being said by the candidates.

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20 Days & Counting

4Well we are now only 20 days away for election day. Thank you Brian Mix, Jillian Merrick, Monica Peacock, and Trent Derrick for your participation in the PGELXN blog. More candidates have contacted me and are going to participate in the PGELXN blog, so keep checking back. My goal is to have 100% participation this election so that the citizens of Prince George can get their information and get out and vote.  Spread the word and let people know that there is a resource out there to help gathering your information to vote easier.

There has been some questions on Twitter about why I do not include the school trustees in the blog. Last election I decided to create this blog a bit late in the election and did not have enough time to gather what I needed to make it fair for the people running. This year with 26 people running for council and two running for mayor I have found it a bit overwhelming to include the 18 school trustee candidates as well. That would bring the total number of candidates on the blog for this year to 46. I hope that there is someone in Prince George willing to take on the school trustees and help them have their voices heard.

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Mayoral Vote 2014

CBC PosterLast Wednesday night the two candidates running for mayor went head to head in a debate hosted by CBC Prince George. It was impressively attended by at least 200 people all wanting to get a glimpse of the two running for mayor and what they had to offer our great city. After attending that debate and listening to them both I could see that it was going to be hard for me to decide who I am voting for. I have added a poll to see where the citizens of Prince George stand on who should be mayor. I did this in 2011 and Dan Rogers came out on top and we all know who won the mayoral race that time, so take this poll with a grain of salt.

I would like to Thank Gregg Kauk for submitting a response  to PGELXN. To read his submission head over to his page on this site under council candidates.

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Time to Stand

people silhouettesHave you every been angry at something that has happened in your city or not happened for that matter? Have you ever thought I could do a better job at running this city? Is there a fire inside that compels you to want to make a difference in your city? Well then you should run for City Councillor or Mayor, your time is now, but that time is running out. All nomination packages have to be in by Friday at 4:00 pm.

The nomination package can be picked up at City Hall on the 5th floor during operating hours which are 8:30 to 5:00 Monday to Friday. Or you can just follow THIS LINK to the online documents on the city website.

Stand up and let your voice be heard and help Prince George become the greatest city in Canada!


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