In the past, some people have scrutinized Courtenay council members attending numerous meetings and conferences, spending taxpayers’ dollars in the process.

Courtenay Mayor Larry Jangula says that’s not going to happen this year.

But there are 3 events that attract some added attention, one of them being the meeting of the AVICC.

That’s taking place in Courtenay.

There are 2 other events, going later in the year.

There’s the FCM, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, a federal gathering. The third is the UBCM conference, for the Union of BC Municipalities, a provincial affair. That goes in the fall.