Podcast 004 – The Growth of Langley – Planning For The Future

Podcast 004 – The Growth of Langley – Planning For The Future

The Township of Langley’s population is growing, and it looks like it’s not going to stop anytime soon. Blair Whitmarsh, a candidate for the township council, understands the inevitability of growth. One of his concerns as a citizen and candidate is that council and the people of Langley need to great plan to manage the on-coming population increase in the township. Pretending it’s not happening is not a choice. Blair strongly believes the local government needs to commit itself to creating a solid strategy that …

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Fiscal Responsibility

Fiscal responsibility is a two-sided coin, revenue enhancement and budget management, and the Township Council must be diligent at both. A sound economic plan outlines the revenue opportunities available to the Township and ways in which appropriate land use and development can create an economic benefit. In addition, Council has a duty and responsibility to be fiscally responsible with the resources given to it through taxation, government grants, and investment. A primary task for Township Council is to manage the finances on …

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Podcast 003 – Making Your Vote Count for Local Government

Podcast 003 – Making Your Vote Count for Local Government

If you’ve listened to the previous Blair Whitmarsh Shows, you’ve heard all the great ideas and  values that Blair intends to bring to The Township of Langley council once he’s elected. (If you haven’t listened yet you may want to. It will make your decision at the polls easier.) However, it’s not enough to gather information or to support a candidate. That’s all good. But to make a real difference you need to take the one crucial step of going out and casting a vote …

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Outstanding Facilities for Sports and the Arts

All work and no play makes for a dull community so it is great to have top-notch sporting facilities, like the Langley Events Centre, to bring the community together. Future priorities should include a fine arts and cultural centre, a swimming pool facility in Aldergrove, and a multipurpose indoor track and sport facility.

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A Great Place for Families

No matter the design of your family it is important that Langley be a place where they can spend quality time together. A full schedule of sporting activities, cultural activities and an abundance of recreation trails and parks creates a dynamic environment for families to grow and flourish.

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What do you love about the Township of Langley?

What do you love about the Township of Langley?

Langley, it’s home, and there are so many things that make it incredible.

As the ‘Birthplace of BC’. A community unlike any other, the Township of Langley is a place where the rich heritage of the past is combined with a vibrant vision for the future. Rural beauty is complemented by an energetic urban atmosphere. 

I love it here, and as a means to showcase it’s many amenities, cafes, boutiques, parks, and activity centres, I’ve launched an Instagram campaign called #WeLoveLangley.

Every week I will highlight a different aspect of …

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Safe Neighborhboods and Communities

I’m a candidate for the Township of Langley council I have lived with my family here since 1996. The safety and well-being of my family is something that, as a husband and father, I think about a lot. Everybody thinks about the security of their neighborhoods. I want to do my part to ensure that we have safe communities now and for the future.

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Podcast 002 – My Resolutions – A Strong, Sustainable Future for Langley Township

Podcast 002 – My Resolutions – A Strong, Sustainable Future for Langley Township

Is your community important to you? If it is and you live the Township of Langley, you should meet Blair Whitmarsh. Many of you already know him as an active resident of the township for almost 30-years. This second podcast is an opportunity for you to learn more about what Blair set as priorities as he runs for the Township of Langley city council.

In this podcast, Blair discusses his five resolutions. These are values that he sees as important to the future of the Township of Langley…

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Sustainable Development

Development brings people, resources, and cultural diversity to a community. It can enrich a community, and make it a desirable place to live; if done in a smart, sustainable, and environmentally conscious way. Development within the Township must consider the unique characteristics of each community within the Township boundaries. Community plans done with good research, expert opinion, and community input form the basis of planning; now, and for the future. 

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Podcast 001 – A Look at the Township of Langley – Blair Cares

Podcast 001 – A Look at the Township of Langley – Blair Cares

Do you live in the Township of Langley? Would you like to know more about City Council? If you don’t know who is serving you in local government agencies, then it could prevent you from making sure your voice is heard when it comes to community issues that are important to you…

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