We put Councillor Greg’s feet to the fire about the goings on of our local surf resort village, including what to do about containing the pressures arising from the growth in AirBnB-style vacation rentals. Plus, he reads us a poem he wrote that was inspired by the all-night wolf escape story featured in last week’s episode.
6:43 – But first, I get into it early with the “track of the week” winner, this time from Dirtybird records. It’s Walker & Royce’s “Take Me to Your Leader” @walker-and-royce.
46:31 – The outpouring of support for station manager Cam Dennison’s battle with cancer has been truly mind-blowing. Tuff City (and beyond) came together in less than a week to beat the $15k target by more than two grand. There are still plenty of hurdles ahead, so take a gander over to the crowdfunding page: www.gofundme.com/our-friend-cam-needs-our-help
56:05 – Coun. Greg Blanchette steps into the Tuff City Radio studio hot seat to give his poetic account of the tale involving numerous wolves we broadcast on Episode 82. We’ll discuss the Wickaninnish Inn’s plans for new staff housing, why he was okay with looking at allowing residents of the Shore (located across the street from the station) make money off short-term rentals while still supporting the District’s efforts to shut down similar vacation rentals at South Chesterman Beach Homes, and plans to launch a Tofino magazine with a literary bent.