TERRACE mayor Carol Leclerc has retired from her day job with the Coast Mountains School District.

Terrace mayor retires from day job

Carol Leclerc says city duties will keep her occupied

TERRACE mayor Carol Leclerc says she is looking forward to having more free time now that she has officially retired from the Coast Mountains School District where she worked for 25 years.

“More people will probably see me walking around town than they have in the past because I do enjoy walking and want to get back into dragon-boating that I haven’t been able to do in the last couple years because I was busy with my masters degree,” she said.

Leclerc worked in various support roles for the majority of her time with the school district and recently spent two years as its trades training coordinator, a mandate she says is now complete and no longer necessary.

“Part of my job was to make sure there was money for Thornhill Junior to become the trades training centre. And we did that and we’ve got other money for shop equipment for trades training for kids, so the school district is sitting in a lot better situation today than it was two years ago,” said Leclerc.

Despite the joy she will seek in recreation, Leclerc says the city will remain her priority.

“The City of Terrace is still a big priority in my mind and if I don’t have any city meetings, that is my time. City commitments are huge.”

She says any council meetings she has missed so far are mainly because of municipal duties.

“The meeting that you miss… that’s because of council duties, you can’t be in two places at the same time. Of course a person still needs holidays and that’s where we have our deputy mayors step in.”

Leclerc said she is excited to see the outcomes of the parks study which is in this year’s budget and says developing city land on the Bench for recreation might be a next step.

“In the back of Halliwell,” she said. “It’s city property right now, people use it, there are great trails through there that are not maintained by the city, if you didn’t know that was city property you might think it’s private property and not go onto it, but it is city property and it would be good to identify those things for people.”

As for seeking other jobs, she hasn’t ruled that out.

“If an opportunity came up I would certainly look at it but I am not out looking for a job right now and I don’t have plans to go looking for a job,” she said.





Just Posted

Terrace SAR aims high for new headquarters

A huge financial grant will enable Terrace Search and Rescue to move… Continue reading

New Terrace squash court opens at Summit Square Apartments

For the first time in years, squash players will be able to play on weekends in Terrace

UPDATE: Tsunami warning cancelled for coastal British Columbia

Warning issued following 7.9 earthquake off Kodiak, AK

Police encourage reporting of suspicious events following reports involving children

Terrace RCMP are asking the public to report any suspicious adult interactions… Continue reading

Soup kitchen sees “groundswell of community support”

Donations toward looming tax bill push non-profit back in the black

Tsunami warnings 101: Canada

Here are some things to know about tsunami alerts in Canada and how they work

Castlegar homicide victim identified

The victim was 38-year-old Jordan Workman of Castlegar, B.C.

B.C. Liberal leadership candidates get one last prime-time pitch

Leadership campaign to be decided in Feb. 3 vote

Andrew Scheer on trade, Trump and Trudeau

Canada’s Conservative leader begins three-day visit to B.C.

Victims restrained, sex toys and cash stolen from B.C. adult store

Armed suspects sought in adult store robbery

Vancouver Islanders ponder need for tsunami siren song

Alarm sounds in Port Alberni but not at the DND base in Esquimalt

Babcock, Goyette and Smyth honoured at Order of Hockey in Canada

Mike Babcock, from Saskatoon, guided the Detroit Red Wings to a Stanley Cup in 2008

Bell Canada alert prompts RCMP, privacy watchdog to probe data breach

Company spokesman: ‘Fewer than 100,000 customers were affected’

‘The tsunami alarm failed my household’: North Coast residents concerned over sirens, alerts

People living in northern communities share how they learned about Tuesday’s tsunami warning

Most Read