Coastal Currents with Aaron Reid

Coastal Currents with Aaron Reid

Your journey into discovering the amazing people and wonderful happenings in, and around, the qathet region. Insightful interviews, frank conversations and often hilarious discussions of issues, ideas and people that matter to you.


October 8, 2022 22 mins

Ron Woznow first visited Powell River in 1990 and has called Powell River home since 2012. He has 35 years of experience leading community organizations, companies, and government agencies and is known for his leadership, team building and negotiation skills.

Ron believes in community service. For the past decade he has volunteered as a board member with Powell River organizations including the First Credit Union, Powell River Assi...

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CaroleAnn Leishman is a two term City Councillor who has also served on the qathet Regional District Board for the last 8 years.

She has been the Chair of the Regional Hospital District Board and the City's Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation Committee and has mentored the Youth Council. She has been known locally for her theatre background, musicals, dance, figure skating and roller derby.

In her day job she has been an Archite...

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Maggie Hathaway grew up in North Vancouver and moved to Powell River in 1979, 43 years ago.  She is almost a local.  


Maggie worked for the City of Powell River for 14 years, two years in Administration and twelve years at the Fire Department.  She then moved on to spend eight years at Legal Aid where she ...

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I’m a lucky returnee to Powell River.  

I have sought to bring my interests: social, cultural, science, history, finance and economics and spiritual into application to serve my community.  

I’ve been a paramedic, an Ambulance Service chief, an outdoor rec instructor, hiker, kayaker, and life-long cyclist.  I was in small business and a hockey dad, along with various community organizations and boards all my life.

I’ve been a counc...

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I care about the future of Powell River and the well-being of its citizens.

I have the experience necessary to make informed decisions on the most important issues facing Powell River residents: Drugs and crime; high taxation; retention of the industrial tax base and related future jobs; priority loading on BC Ferries for residents; and proposed name change.

I will continue to attend all meetings on your behalf, well-prepared and h...

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I believe in social good, in improving the greatest number of lives possible, not serving a single individual’s self-interests.

This is exactly what I stand for; I am serving the people, not myself.  Even though I have only lived here for a few years, I immediately fell in love with this city. It’s easy to come to Powell River for the beautiful wilderness that we have, but the reason why I am making this my ‘forever home’ is becaus...

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I want to take an active role in keeping our community secure,  prosperous and beautiful.

I will accept the responsibility to listen and consider the perspectives and needs of the community, and represent those values in all decisions.

I have the aptitude and motivation...

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George William Frederick Doubt I am running for re-election to City Council and I ask for your support. I moved to Powell River in 2014 to be close to my family after my retirement. Before retirement I was employed for many years by BC Tel and Telus and was an elected officer of the Telecommunications Workers , representing members as a local officer, moving on to the role of Business Agent and a member of our Executive Council....

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Bronwyn graduated from Brooks in 2001, attended Camosun college and then UVic, became a full time yoga instructor for several years, and then came home to marry and have 2 children.   She is now one of only 6 Gisbornes who live in the region, all under one roof.    She is employed through CSIL (choice in supports for independent living).
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Creating a healthy community means putting people first. It’s finding solutions to help people meet their needs but also to thrive.

I’ve worked as a provincial government analyst for 20 years, in poverty reduction as well as treaty negotiations with First Nations. I conduct research, consult with people, listen carefully and build productive partnerships – all of which will serve me w...

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Michelle is a resilient health practitioner trained in occupational therapy and holistic nutrition.

She is the founder of the Global Alliance for Our Children's Future and a team lead with the Canada Health Alliance.

Michelle stands with the power of the people and is running for council so our voices can be heard.

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My name is Todd Phillips. I was born in Powell River in 1965. I have lived here my entire life except for when I have left for post-secondary education. I am currently involved in a stable 23 year common law relationship.

I have spent most of this time working in the logging industry as a faller and first aid attendant. I've owned my own successful small business in the salvage logging industry for 20 years. I've spent 33 years rec...

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Trina Isakson was born and raised in Salmon Arm, and moved to Powell River almost 5 years ago. She has since gotten deeply involved in our community. She’s been a volunteer at different times with the Powell River Garden Club, Texada Island Non Profit Seniors Housing Society, and Knuckleheads Winter Recreation Association, and currently sits on the board of the Powell River Community Foundation. Some listeners may know...

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Family and community are important to me. I have 5 children ranging from age 11 to 33 and 5 grandchildren. They all live here in the qathet Region. I am very committed to this community now and in the future.

My family, father Jack and siblings, own and operate Jack’s Boat Yard in Lund. I have lived here in this region since 2007 when I moved to live work with and be closer to my family. While working with Jack’s Boat Yard I headed...

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Earl Almeida is originally from Toronto.

A Western University grad, he has been a BC resident since 2003 and has called Powell River home for 2 years. He and his wife, Charlotte Clemens (Max Cameron class of '98), have been married for 13 years and have 3 young children.

He has a 20 year professional career in sales, leadership and customer service working with small and medium-sized business owners. He currently remotely serves as...

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Robin was born in a small town in Saskatchewan and moved to Vancouver to finish high school.  After living in Vancouver, Toronto and a few other places across Canada, Robin moved to Powell River in the late 90's with his sweetie, Karen.

For the past 24 years Robin has worked at a hotel for 2 years in the beginning, Malaspina College for 3 years as Restaurant Manager for the Culinary Arts Program at Brooks High School, he started a ...

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Show notes as provided by Glenn Holstine:


I am running for a 3rd time in 11 years. 2011 I ran for a Council Seat.  2018 I ran for Mayor.  My main concern for this City is a new Emergency Services Building that is 26 years overdue.  The current Firehall was a Temporary Building that was highly recommended for replacement in 1996. A Seismic event would cause a structure failure which would be catastrophic for our Emergency Services...
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This episode features Aaron's interview with Luke Holuboch.  Here is the write-up Luke provided:

Born and raised here in Powell River, I am a Cranberry kid at heart.  Growing up on Haslam Street, we spent a lot of time riding bikes around the lake and townsite, swimming in Mowat Bay and riding the backcountry. I have a deep appreciation and honor the forests and waterways that we call Home. I left Powell River when I was 22, ventur...

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Welcome to Season 2 of Coastal Currents with Aaron Reid.

This season covers one-on-one interviews with each of the candidates for City Council and Mayor for the City of Powell River in the 2022 Municipal Election taking place on October 15th 2022. 

All but two of the candidates opted to participate.

This short episode is an introduction to this series and outlines the process for this series.  Great care was taken by me, in this vo...

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August 5, 2022 82 mins

Todd Caldecott is a clinical herbalist and practitioner of Ayurveda, with 25 years of clinical and teaching experience. He has both practiced and taught internationally, bringing students to Nepal to study classical Ayurveda, and in 2014 was the Visiting Mitchell Scholar at Bastyr University.

Todd is a registered professional member of the American Herbalists Guild and the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, and current directo...

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