Ryan's Blog

A Big Year for Belleville Council But Much to Do

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since Innovate Belleville and my campaign that put me on Belleville City Council. It’s been a hard year.  We have achieved much success. We have had some bumps in the road, but have overall been successful. We have much to do. ...

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Affordable Housing Debate

Following a Notice to Motion from July 8th City of Belleville Council Meeting, a motion to create an affordable housing loan program will be debated by council on Monday. The spirit of the motion is to use reserve funds from the City of Belleville to create $25,000 0% interest ...

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Economic and Cultural Development with our Sister City Gunpo

From April 18-28, a delegation from the City of Belleville, lead by Mayor Mitch Panciuk, visited Sister City Gunpo, South Korea.  This was the Mayor’s idea to further our 23 year friendship with Gunpo, and we were fortunate to be able to join the ceremonial and economic effort.  The ...

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Pop-Ups on the Bay this Summer

  Victoria Harbour will have its waterfront activated this summer with the launch of Pop-Ups on the Bay that will see four Belleville entrepreneurs launch businesses in Victoria Park including Andrew Twigg and Crusing Canoes who is launching SUP, kayak, and canoe rentals and pontoon boat tours, David Pickett ...

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A Capital Riddle

Having sat through my first Capital Budget as a Councillor, there are some very real facts that you as the public should know from the inside. #1 There are a lot of problems to solve and very little money to pay for it. Council passed a $39 million capital ...

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Economic Committee for Belleville Coming to Council

I ran on a platform: Innovate Belleville, to look at way to which we can spark new economic development in the city, and make sure that we are generating more revenue to alleviate the burden of our existing tax base so that taxes stay constant and we can pay ...

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Belleville Waterfront and Downtown Pop Up Project

Throughout my campaign I heard from families about the need to encourage activities for our youth and all citizens on our incredible waterfront and downtown. We need to encourage entrepreneurs to start waterfront and downtown pop-up businesses that would offer activities such as kayak and SUP rental, boat tours, ...

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The Canadian Rural Innovation Summit

The whirlwind that was the municipal election allowed many of us to focus on a future for Belleville and for the region we all want to lead. This was seen from Mayor-Elect Panciuk, and from an incredible slate of candidates, some successful, and some not. To all of you ...

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