Dickie adds name to Oyama ward ballot

Owen Dickie has put his name forward for Oyama Ward Councillor in the upcoming civic elections in Lake Country.

Owen Dickie has put his name forward for Oyama Ward Councillor in the upcoming civic elections in Lake Country.

Working to ensure that Oyama remains a place where people want to live and raise their children is a priority for Dickie.  “As we see all areas of Lake Country evolve, the changes are having a significant effect on the structure of our communities,” says Dickie.

As population increases, pedestrian safety is a concern, especially around all schools in Lake Country.  “With increased traffic flows, risks to children making their way to school increases.”

While there are numerous projects that could be completed, cost must always be a consideration. “With the limited tax base in our area, the cost of improvements falls on the residences’ shoulders.  The price of housing and associated costs such as taxes must be considered to ensure Lake Country becomes more affordable for young families.”

Having been a resident of Oyama for 22 years, Owen and his wife have raised their 3 children in the area.  He has been active in the Oyama Community Club and was a Leader in the Lake Country Scouting Program for 13 years.

Owen also spent 19 years on the Executive of the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors at both the provincial and national level.  He was instrumental in bringing licensing to the home inspection industry in British Columbia.

“Having recently sold our business, I can devote my time and energy working to ensure Oyama remains a significant part of Lake Country while maintaining its’ distinctive small town feel”

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