Rob Rubis candidate for councillor

Rob Rubis returned to hometown Princeton and has come forward to run for the position of councillor in the upcoming by-election.

Rob Rubis believes that small communities are the future. As an avid environmentalist

Rob Rubis was born and raised in Princeton, leaving after graduation to attend college. Rubis is a teacher and librarian who spent 26 years in Bangkok and 10 years teaching in an international school.

Rubis and his wife returned to his hometown of Princeton to be with family and because it is where they want to raise their children.

Rubis said he is a committed environmentalist, “I believe global warming is real and that we do need to reduce our carbon footprint,” he said. At the same time, Rubis said he is pragmatic, “Princeton needs to move forward economically.”

The stimulation of new growth, resource extraction and renewables, finding additional ways to promote the wealth of tourism resources, convincing the aging population to stay (health services being key) being proactive with the whole global economy and the development of disaster preparation planning would be key points for the future of Princeton.

“I would be very much interested in working on the development of disaster planning—we need to be as prepared as we should be,” he added.

Rubis believes that he has a global perspective and through his experiences has come to understand that, “Canada is the land of opportunity.”

Rubis believes in democracy—seeing that only one person had come forward to put their name in for councillor, drew him forward to put in his own. “He (Doug Pateman) probably is a good candidate, but people should be able to make a choice,” he said.

Rubis feels that most of all, he can offer a fresh perspective to council. Being part of a team working together, “I’m there,” he said.

Rubis believes that small communities are the future. Small communities pull together and work together. “Coming from a megalopolis of 12 million, I know that it is as good as it gets—right here,” he said. To learn more about Rob Rubis visit http://robrubis.2ya.com

 

Just Posted

Complete turnover of leadership in Princeton municipal election

Princeton voters sent a clear message Saturday, with a possibly-record breaking turnout… Continue reading

Coyne “overwhelmed” with certain mayoral victory

Spencer Coyne asked Princeton to “Vote for Change.” And it did. The… Continue reading

Vote could be de facto referendum on pool and trail

Voters in Princeton were lined up out the door of the Legion… Continue reading

The Valley Votes: Your election results

The results are in from the 2018 municipal election.

Princeton election still has hours to go

It’s been a long election night in Princeton - and it’s going… Continue reading

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

VOTE: Nature in Focus reader’s choice photo contest

The Penticton Western News Reader’s Choice photo contest

Canada Post union announces rotating strikes in four Canadian cities

Mail will still be delivered but it will be delayed

New fire truck for Keremeos and area

Residents vote to borrow money to buy a new fire truck for the Keremeos area.

B.C. VIEWS: Residents have had enough of catering to squatters

Media myth of homeless victims offends those who know better

B.C. man sets new Canadian marathon record at Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Cam Levins ran it in two hours nine minutes 25 seconds

B.C. Liberals’ hopes high as Nanaimo by-election approaches

Historically safe NDP seat vacated by long-time MLA Leonard Krog

Leaving B.C.’s electoral reform to a referendum is ‘ridiculous’: professor

B.C. voters getting ballots in the mail on proposal to change electoral system

Canada condemns killing of journalist in Saudi Arabia consulate in Turkey

The Saudi government claimed Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a ‘fistfight’

Most Read