Tag Archives: B.C. Government

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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3 facts you need to know

… about good things from the B.C. Government By Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett 1. We believe that all children and youth need the support and love of a permanent family. We are strengthening the focus on adoption by investing … > Read More

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3 facts you need to know

… about farming and food in the Kootenays By Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett 1. While we produce only 2.5% of the farm cash receipts, our government does much to support and protect agriculture in the Kootenays such as the … > Read More

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Dear Victoria, please deal with your deer

e-KNOW Editorial By Ian Cobb Are you ready for another few chapters in the urban deer control story unfolding across B.C. in 2014? More and more municipal councils across the province are contending with questions about how to deal with … > Read More

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Innovative arts programs help grow young artists

British Columbia’s budding artists now will have more opportunities to attend professional arts performances, be mentored by artists and gain work experience thanks to new government-funded BC Arts Council programs, Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes said last … > Read More

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Rescue and safety agencies getting gaming grant funds

Three organizations vital to the safety of people who enjoy outdoor recreation in the East Kootenay are receiving a total of $132,680 in community gaming grants. The Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association (CARDA) is receiving $70,000, the Sparwood Search and … > Read More

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3 Facts you need to know

… About Rural Voting Power By Bill Bennett Kootenay East MLA 1. After every second provincial election, the Electoral Boundaries Commission Act requires government to strike a Commission to evaluate B.C.’s 85 constituencies. The main consideration is the ratio of … > Read More

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