Harrison by-election a waste of time

What conflict of interest could firefighter get into?

Re: Supreme court rules by-election in order for Harrison council seat

This entire by-election is a farce and waste of everyone’s time.

Firstly, God forbid we elect a person that is so dedicated to the community that he or she signs away their time, family life and possibally life or limb in the name of service to the community for very little money in return. However, one person clarified that our dedicated firefighters are not volunteers but are “paid on call” members.

Now, I’m no brainiac but I hardly think the firefighters of the Harrison Hot Springs Volunteer (add confusion here) Fire Department have a career with a lucrative salary and benefits package! Now that the Supreme Court has identified that these paid on call firefighters are employees I guess that will allow them to become union members and enroll into the Village benifets package as well. It will also take some work to change the name of the department to lose the word “volunteer” and order new stationary, uniform badges, crests and decals for vehicles etc.

Mr. Baziuk used a technical legality to set up a roadblock for a candidate that serves his community with little in return. I guess it comes down to an issue of “conflict of interest” but I’m not sure what a “paid on call” firefighter could do to sabotage an entire community.

Pierre Bouvier

Just Posted

Wide variety of art for sale at Art from the Heart show

Student art show runs Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Blues group Angel Forrest Trio at Bozzini’s in Chilliwack

Award-winning band from Quebec performs Nov. 28

District of Kent to implement snow fence pilot project

$8,000 project to help prevent hazardous, drifting snow, and more from Kent council

PHOTOS: Fraser Valley Eagle Festival

Mission photographer Bob Friesen shares some of his images with the Record

PHOTOS: Harrison warms up to Christmas

The Lions Club hosts holiday event for community

VIDEO: B.C. legislature clerk, sergeant at arms suspended for criminal investigation

Clerk of the House Craig James, Sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz on administrative leave

Former NHL player and coach Dan Maloney dies at 68

Maloney coached the Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets

Ex-MSU president charged with lying to police about Nassar

Lou Anna Simon was charged Tuesday with lying to police during an investigation

Police aim to prevent retaliation after Hells Angel found dead under B.C. bridge

IHIT confirms Chad Wilson, 43, was the victim of a ‘targeted’ homicide

Otter makes a snack out of koi fish in Vancouver Chinese garden

Staff say the otter has eaten at least five fish

Police looking into two more incidents at private Toronto all-boys’ school

Police and the school have said two of the prior incidents involved an alleged sexual assault

B.C. lumber mills struggle with shortage of logs, price slump

Signs of recovery after U.S. market swings, industry executive says

25% of Canadians still won’t say they use pot, survey says

Statistics Canada poll says Canadians on average were 18.9 years old when they first tried pot.

Canucks’ 50/50 jackpot expected to surpass $1 million

The guaranteed prize for one lucky winner will be $500,000 minimum when Vancouver hosts LA Nov 27

Most Read