Tag Archives: B.C. Government

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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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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