Tag Archives: B.C. Government

Liberals table a balanced budget

The B.C. Liberal Government yesterday presented a 2015 provincial budget that is balanced with a small surplus – making the province the only one in Canada in the black. It is the third straight year that the province has tabled … > Read More

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Report notes how to address Koocanusa rec issues

A new report aims to reduce some of the issues that have arisen around Koocanusa Reservoir due to increased tourism and recreation on Crown land. These issues include degradation of sensitive grasslands and wildlife habitat, impacts on cultural areas, excessive … > Read More

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Online guide helps potential restaurateurs find info

The B.C. government has released a new online guide to make it easier to start a restaurant in British Columbia. The guide provides a downloadable, step-by-step checklist that includes timelines so you can track your progress to start a restaurant. … > Read More

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Province acting to save endangered caribou

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is taking immediate action to save caribou herds under threat from wolf predation in two separate and targeted actions: one in the South Selkirk Mountains and the other in the South … > Read More

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Partnerships lead to jobs, benefit communities

Cranbrook’s Anna Majkowski went from jobless to being groomed to take over a local history non-profit society that has given her a new lease on life, thanks to her local WorkBC Employment Services Centre. “I was unemployed and I couldn’t … > Read More

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Cranbrook chamber welcomes Site C approval

The Cranbrook and District Chamber of Commerce welcomes the B.C. government’s decision to approve construction of the Site C dam project. Minister of Energy and Mines and Minister for Core Review, and Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett and Premier Christy … > Read More

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Age-friendly grant for Sparwood

Sparwood is one of 28 British Columbia communities to be awarded an age-friendly community planning and project grant, the B.C. Government announced Dec. 11. Age-friendly community planning and project grants are in place to support strategies to help seniors stay … > Read More

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Gaming grants help parents, students and schools

Parent Advisory Committees (PACs) that provide support for extracurricular sports, arts, class trips and other school activities will share $11,334,300 in community gaming grants this year, funded by the B.C. government, Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes said … > Read More

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Red tape cuts will help ski hills, golf courses

The B.C. Government is cutting red tape around licensing, making it easier and more cost-effective for golf courses and ski hills to expand their liquor licence areas, as a new batch of Liquor Policy Review updates are being rolled out. … > Read More

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JGRM an affront to democratic traditions

Letter to the Editor On November 15, the citizens of B.C. will elect representatives to make local decisions and spend taxes on their behalf. In all municipalities, that is, except for one: Jumbo Glacier Resort Municipality (JGRM), near Invermere. JGRM … > Read More

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