Beverly North

Town of Lake Cowichan Candidate


Q1. Please tell us a bit about yourself and why you are running.

A: I have lived in Lake Cowichan since 1996.   I have owned and operated several small businesses.  Currently I  own and run an ice cream trailer called “Deep Fried Ice Cream” for the past 5 years. It has been a very successful business. Previously in the Lake I worked for RCMP Victim Service from 2000- 2005.  I also   am a qualified and experienced facilitator with Restorative Justice from 1999- 2004. I have a background in Business Administration.  I hold 3 business diplomas, one being “Automated Office Technician and Systems Analysist. My greatest interest in Lake Cowichan is seeing small business grow and succeed.


Q2. The community survey results placed a high priority on sustainability, in particular on protecting our watersheds, water supply and water quality, as well as on creating a more sustainable local economy. If elected, please describe what your approach would be to those issues.

A: The watershed, lake and river water for quality and supply are of the utmost importance.  We live and work in a tourist industry area.  The lake and river, in how they are treated and cared for, are of prime importance to all who live here. Only constant vigilance and intelligent decision making will ensure that we have plenty of good clean water to use in our homes and to use for recreational purposes.


Q3. The survey results indicated citizens want to see more consultation and accountability between elected officials and their constituents. If elected, please describe what your approach would be to those issues.

A: Any elected official should have open and clear answers to any questions a constituent should have. 


Q4. What is your position on municipal tax rates and the corresponding level and allocation of services?

A: At this point in time, I have no firm stance on tax/service. As a tax payer, I would be interested in studying and delving further into this subject. 


Q5. What is your vision for this area, and how would getting elected help achieve it?

A: I would want to see Lake Cowichan thrive as a summer tourist destination. I would want to see new business open. I would want to see the derelict buildings in our downtown core be improved or torn down. Our town has many ugly scars, and all the parks will not remove the desolate and deserted atmosphere of our shopping areas. By having a vote on council, I can support innovations to promote and encourage more small business. Let’s make this town one of growth and prosperity, not one of decline. “ The Phoenix always rises from the ashes.” Working in support of small business is my main agenda.


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