July 19, 2019

I have been working with Provincial, Islands Trust, & CRD Staff, Pender Island Fire, Razor Point Improvement District, Pender Island Parks & Rec, & the 6 License Holders. This work has been 7 1/2 years under my Directorship & I know a number of years prior to that....

December 10, 2018

Thank you once again for your support. I look forward to the next four years of service to the Southern Gulf Islands.

There are many initiatives underway & my intention is to communicate their advancement more effectively, as we move forward. This website is a great w...

September 30, 2018

On a recent visit to the SGI's, I was asked about FOI (freedom of information) requests. These have significantly increased over the years & Legislative Services has one person dedicated to responding. 

The legal requirements around providing personal & commercial inf...

September 16, 2018

The Islands Trust and the CRD wish to better understand current housing affordability issues, and better respond to these concerns and funding opportunities. An important step in this process involves the completion of a Housing Needs Assessment for Island communities....

BC communities are starting to embrace solar energy and a solar revolution seems imminent: Solar energy is a local solution to our energy needs, keeps valuable energy dollars in the community, is environmentally friendly, control rests with the locals and it creates mu...

June 1, 2016

Here are a few mind-boggling facts about energy from the sun. Enough solar energy reaches the Earth in one hour to meet all of humanity’s energy needs for an entire year. Solar is the fastest growing source of newly installed electricity generating capacity in the worl...

May 21, 2016

Appreciation to  – Ron Toyota – Mayor of the Town of Creston, BC

Municipal Finance Authority

The Municipal Finance Authority of BC (MFA-BC) was formed in 1970 in order to provide BC municipalities with a collective, long term debt issuance facility. Today, this autho...

April 4, 2016

Is the article below part of this Archipelago's future?

We live under an Umbrella that has a Preserve & Protect Mandate for all British Columbians, maybe all Canadians.


We worry about fossil fuel carrying tankers  possibly spilling their contents on our shores.


We have...

January 27, 2016

The SGI Harbors Commission has completed an engineering report on upgrading all our CRD Docks throughout the islands.


Click here to read the report.


Our docks are the Gateway to the future of the SGI’s.


You may have already heard of the EDC Initiative Experience the Gu...

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About Dave Howe

Dave Howe graduated from UBC with a B.Com and from Bryn Mar with a Masters in Financial Services. His career spans from1969 to the present,giving him experience in financial planning, investments and hospitality.

As a resident of Pender Island for 13 years he has supported many organizations and causes. He has a great belief in the gulf islands and in working with its communities to maintain and enhance the lifestyle that we all treasure.

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