Letter: Reflections on Colwood election

The splinter group headed by Brian Tucknott ran into trouble early.

Time for a quick post mortem on the Colwood election.

The splinter group headed by Brian Tucknott ran into trouble early. They said they weren’t running as a slate and then did. People don’t like to be lied to especially by politicians.

Their TV ads looked like a marionette show gone bad and led to comments around town such as, “I wonder who is pulling their strings.”

The large electric signs instructing voters who to vote for were over the top for most and offensive to some.

Only one member of their slate was elected, and she should be a welcome addition to the new team at city hall.

The rest of the characters in their puppet show can go back in the box for three years and rethink their strategies. Somewhere down the line they will watch their TV ads and have a good laugh.

As for the newly elected team, it is onwards and upwards for Colwood — a great mix of experience, new ideas and most important a let’s get the job done attitude.

We are at a crossroads in Colwood and hopefully our newly elected officials have the talent and the synergy to take us to a new level.

John Townson



Just Posted

Saanich’s 20-year-old acting mayor encourages other young people get involved in politics

There is a ‘hunger for young voices’ in politics right now

Designs for Johnson Street Bridge waterfront areas hit delays

Upgrades to the Songhees Park, surrounding area being presented Thursday

Personal health scare inspires Sidney’s newest gym

Arne Jackson said the scare was a ‘wake-up call’

Supplemental information for SD63 students circulates as strike appears close to end

Letters were sent to families of SD63 students late last week

Abortions rights advocates urge Liberals to turn politics into policy

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was pressed to clarify his stance abortion over several weeks

Greater Victoria 2019 holiday craft fair roundup

Get a jump on your holiday shopping

Closing arguments begin in B.C. case launched in 2009 over private health care

Dr. Day said he illegally opened the Cambie Surgery Centre in 1996 in order to create more operating-room time

MacLean says “Coach’s Corner is no more” following Cherry’s dismissal from Hockey Night

Cherry had singled out new immigrants in for not honouring Canada’s veterans and fallen soldiers

MacKinnon powers Avs to 5-4 OT win over Canucks

Vancouver battled back late to pick up single point

Poole’s Land finale: Tofino’s legendary ‘hippie commune’ being dismantled

Series of land-use fines inspire owner Michael Poole to sell the roughly 20-acre property.

Port Alberni mom takes school district to court over Indigenous smudging, prayer in class

Candice Servatius, who is an evangelical Christian, is suing School District 70

Family of B.C. man killed in hit-and-run plead for tips, one year later

Cameron Kerr’s family says the driver and passengers tried to cover their tracks

Princeton couple pays for dream vacation with 840,000 grocery store points

It’s easy if you know what you are doing, they say

Most Read