Tag Archives: B.C. Government

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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Bat BioBlitz detects endangered species

Conservation groups have answered a request from the B.C. government to help study a group of species soon to face devastating population die-offs – bats – and have released a report about bats in the Flathead River Valley just in … > Read More

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Educator says BCTF intransigence played role in past disputes

Perceptions by Gerry Warner ‘Worlds Apart’ is the title of a book published by University of Victoria emeritus Professor of education history and policy Dr. Thomas Fleming that gives a strong indication of who may be mainly responsible for the … > Read More

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September is Disability Employment Month

The B.C. government recently released a 10-year action plan (Accessibility 2024) to make B.C. the most progressive place for people with disabilities in Canada by 2024. One of the first actions is to make September Disability Employment Month and EK … > Read More

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Public school zones not in effect

Due to the current labour dispute between the B.C. Teachers’ Federation and the provincial government, the public schools are not in session. As a result, school zones are not in effect if there is no school. However, police would like … > Read More

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Teachers in tough come September

Kootenay Crust By Ian Cobb In one month we will begin to learn exactly how committed members of the B.C. Teachers Federation (BCTF) are in their bid to wrest more bucks from the B.C. government. Finance Minister Mike de Jong’s … > Read More

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A modest proposal to end the teachers’ dispute

Perceptions by Gerry Warner As teachers and politicians once again disrupt the education of more than 500,000 students in B.C. it behooves all of us to ask how did we ever get into this destructive mess? As a former teacher … > Read More

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Public rejects BC Liberal plan to privatize forest lands

MLA Report By Norm Macdonald, Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA This last week, my email inbox has been fuller than at almost any other time since I was elected in 2005. The issue on people’s minds is the government’s plan for the … > Read More

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Tourism in Fernie receives $349,799

Fernie will receive $349,799 from the B.C. government to support tourism infrastructure and amenities, Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett announced today. “This money will help Fernie expand its tourism sector and continue to enhance and expand the tourism sector in … > Read More

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Rodeo benefits from provincial grant

The B.C. government last week awarded a Community Gaming Grant to the Wycliffe Exhibition Association, which hosts the annual Cranbrook Rodeo. “The Cranbrook Rodeo is an event of great importance to our community,” said Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett. “This … > Read More

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