It is hard to believe that it has been four months since the election. Things have been very busy and very exciting representing Peace River South and I am happy to give this update.
I was officially sworn in at the beginning of June and began my first month-long session in Victoria shortly after. After returning home from Victoria, work began on my new constituency office which is now open. I am very fortunate to have Cindy Fisher running the office and we are ready to assist you in any way we can.
We are hoping you will join us on September 13 for our Grand Opening and Open House taking place from 10 am to noon at the new office at 1100 Alaska Avenue in Dawson Creek.
August was a very busy month in the South Peace. I was privileged to be invited and participate in the West Moberly Days and assist Chief Roland Willson with the pancake breakfast. (It seems like pancakes and MLA’s go together so I better get a treadmill) Once again I had the privilege of being part of the annual Dawson Creek Fall Fair pancake breakfast and parade.
I would like to give a big thank you to Dale and Maxine Campbell for once again generously providing my wife Valerie and I horse drawn transportation for the parade. I also attended the Roman Mine announcement in Tumbler Ridge with Minister Bill Bennett, which will add more sustainable jobs to our diverse region. I then enjoyed a great morning at the BC Parks celebration at Gwillim Lake for the opening of the new playground donated by Teck and Walter Energy. Thanks to all the parks staff, volunteers, organizers, and the members of the Doig River First Nation for the hospitality.
September is gearing up to be a very busy month with committee meetings in Victoria, the annual Union of BC Municipalities Annual Convention and travels around the Peace making presentations.
I am looking forward to doing monthly updates to let you know what is happening that affects all of us in the South Peace and what I have been doing to represent you. Please remember to let me know if you will ever be in Victoria, if it is while I am there I would love to show you around the Legislature.
Cindy and I are happy to help with any issues concerning the Provincial Government. Please use any of the contact methods below or go to my website at www.mikeberniermla.ca to send us an email message. Please remember to include your full address in any correspondence so that we can contact you.
103B, 1100 Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4V8
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