In Week 3, Nick Gilchrist and Adam Olsen discuss the past week in Saanich North and the Islands and British Columbia politics.
The conversation covers a range of topics starting with the brand new opening music sequence that Nick created and that he really does not like.
For the past three weeks the Saanich School district has been locked in a labour dispute with its support staff represented by CUPE 441. Nick and Adam discuss the impact of the labour disruption on families on the Saanich Peninsula. The episode was recorded on Friday November 16, 2019 and on Saturday the two sides announced a tentative deal. It is excellent news that school will be back in session on Monday! However, by the time the episode is published this bit is outdated.
Adam talks about attending the Remembrance Day ceremony in Sidney this year and notes the growing ceremony in Central Saanich at the new cenotaph in Brentwood Park. Nick highlights conversations with his grandfather who is a veteran of World War 2.
Nick rolls out an ill-fated segment where he tries to get Adam to name his three favourite Central Saanich Councillors. Instead of answering the question Adam highlights aspects of his relationships with all the Councillors in Central Saanich as well as his effort to strengthen networks between the W̱SÁNEĆ Chiefs and Saanich Peninsula Mayors.
At this point they pause to highlight the incredible Indian cuisine in Sidney, BC. Adam mistakenly calls the restaurant Tandoori Flame, it is actually called Tandoori Flavour. Nick and Adam discuss another local business Mid Knife Crisis.
Nick introduces another potential weekly segment by asking Adam to tap into his extremely limited knowledge of SENĆOŦEN, the language of the W̱SÁNEĆ people. The word of the week is HÍSW̱ḴE, meaning “thank you.” They barely make it through the segment 🙂
Nick then plugs a show he is playing in with Madison Olsen and Dam Andrew at the Brentwood Bay Village Empourium on November 29, 2019. If you would like to contact the Empourium to reserve a seat, you can call them at 778-351-0178 or send them a message on their Facebook page. Nick also plugs Dam Andrew’s website Pet Anthems. Check it out if you want to get a custom song about your pet!
Before shutting down for the week Adam and Nick finally get to Adam’s community meetings that he hosted on Pender Island and Brentwood Bay. They chat about emergency preparedness in light of the disastrous windstorm that hit the Southern Gulf Islands in December 2018. Adam highlights the resources offered by the CRD who is responsible for managing the emergency response program on behalf of the provincial government. They also discuss the need for everyone to be as prepared as possible. Adam will be continue his community meeting tour of the riding. You can see the list of events here.
You can connect with Nick Gilchrist by email or through his Facebook page for Sonick Studio.
Contact Adam Olsen, MLA by email, visit his blog or find him on Facebook and Twitter.
Love this podcast set up with Nick. Nick asks good questions that help everyone understand the arcane world of politics.
I would love to hear an episode debating the reason why we are continuing with the site c dam. Have a guest come on and explain the merits and the payback to Nick. I’m willing to bet that no one will take up that offer.