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Loyal Wooldridge – AM1150 interview

If you missed my interview with Phil Johnson and want to know more about me and what I will accomplish on Kelowna City Council, click below and have a listen. I look forward to your vote on October 20th!   https://youtu.be/XZsUMdEY3iE      

Kelowna Civic Election October 20, 2018: Voter information

Image credit: City of Kelowna Website Not sure where to vote? When to vote? Or the different ways to vote? Here is some information from the City of Kelowna Website that will help ensure that you get out, have your voice heard and vote!   The 2018 General Local...

Why I’m running for Kelowna City Council

Photo credit: City of Kelowna. On May 2, 2018 I formally announced my intention to run as a candidate in the City of Kelowna’s municipal election this upcoming October 20. At the time, the election was over 5 months away and I’m regularly confronted with the question:...

Kelowna Hot Button Issue: Safety

The issue of safety in Kelowna has risen to the top as a primary concern for many residents. We want a community where we can confidently feel secure to live, work and play. The business community, support service organizations and those experiencing homelessness are...

Diversity, not just what you can see.

When you hear the word ‘diversity’ where does your mind go? More often than not we are drawn to think of marginalized people, skin colour, minority groups or those that visually appear ‘different’. Really, the word itself has a broader meaning - diversity is...

Kelowna Hot Button Issue: Transportation

Anyone who drives during peak commuting hours can attest that our road infrastructure is under strain. With single-family homes being built in sprawling neighbourhoods and an increase in population - congestion as at an all-time high. Psychology studies have shown us...

Kelowna Hot Button Issue: Homelessness

Residents of Kelowna are frustrated with the current state of our homeless challenge in the city. Many have expressed to me how this crisis is negatively affecting their lives either personally and professionally. Most simply want quick, swift action (like enforcement...

Kelowna Hot Button Issue: Housing

The 2040 Official Community Plan (OCP) is how we can best navigate and control the challenges we are faced with: Housing Attainability, Transportation and rising Capital Costs. When we create Complete Communities (where you can live, work and play in one area) we...

Short-Term Rentals: Short-Term Gain or Long-Term Pain?

Image credit: gotravelaz.com As technology evolves it forces us to look at the status quo and the relevancy of how we have done things in the past. This can be seen in how we communicate, do our banking, order products and travel. The advancements in technology can...

KGH Foundation Day of Giving

Image credit: KGH Foundation website On May 31, 2018 the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation held their 2nd annual fundraiser Day of Giving. This year donations were in support of JoeAnna's House, a home-away-from-home to keep families together when they need it most....

Cornerstone…a stepping stone of homelessness

Recently, I was invited for a tour of Cornerstone, the Leon Avenue emergency shelter that BC Housing first opened in November 2017 and is operated by The John Howard Society. The shelter has received a significant amount of media attention since opening as well as...

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