Apr. 18, 2019

A great day for the Krog family

“Hallelujah,” was the first word in a message from Len Krog – “Sharon is now cancer free.”

The Krogs are naturally elated and asked us to share their thanks to so many people in the community. “Many have been so kind and so many saying prayers. The Oncologist said her CT, MRI and PET scan are all clear. Pretty close to a miracle and we are over the moon. She has put on some weight too.” Len said he didn’t even mind being stuck in a ferry lineup and having to miss the Cultural Awards (Thursday night). “This is a truly special Easter.”

It’s been heart wrenching to see what the Sharon and Len have endured over the past half a year with all the treatments, heavy drug reactions and trips to Vancouver, and Len still carrying on his mayoral duties. It truly is a special Easter. Welcome back Sharon.

RING THEM DOORBELLS - By now you are probably getting used to your doorbell ringing. Candidates appear to be making more direct contact than we can remember in the past, and that’s likely because there is a lot at stake in this vote. Conservative candidate John Hirst says he has personally knocked on 6,600 doors, and campaign workers have done a lot more on their own. It's likely a similar story with other candidates.

Candidates are getting some interesting feedback from voters – crime appears to be a major concern. Other topics focus on the environment and the perception of outside influences on candidates from U.S.-based environmental groups. And there’s also some concern about individual candidates, but that’s par for the course. Prime Minister Trudeau is also a campaign topic people love to discuss.

If you want to get a personal face to face with the candidates, there are two election forums coming up. The first is the Chamber of Commerce event April 25 at Beban Park Auditorium. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. with an opportunity to meet candidates one-on-one. The debate follows at 7 p.m.

The second one is The South End Community Association’s all-candidates meeting on Monday, April 29, 6:30 pm. It will be held upstairs at the Harbour City Theatre, 25 Victoria Rd.