Tag Archives: David Wilks

Safety and connectivity behind KNP funding

The federal government has announced it will spend $9.6 million to build at least four wildlife crossings and approximately 6.5 km of further fencing along Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park. Dr. Colin Carrie, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of … > Read More

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AtBC gets $1.8 million in senior government support

Mark Strahl, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development announced yesterday that the Harper Government is assisting Aboriginal tourism companies in British Columbia capitalize on increased visitor demand for authentic Aboriginal cultural experiences. Strahl made the … > Read More

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Regional MP addresses RCMP tragedy

David Wilks (Kootenay—Columbia MP, CPC) rose in Parliament this morning to make a statement about the three slain Moncton RCMP officers. The following is a transcript of what Sparwood resident Wilks said. “Mr. Speaker, tomorrow, police officers from across North … > Read More

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Public should know when someone could be a threat to children

By David Wilks, Kootenay-Columbia MP Our government recently introduced Bill C-26, which will bring tougher sanctions against those who prey on our most vulnerable, our children. Below is a snapshot of what this legislation will do. I know there are … > Read More

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Work hard, play hard attitude brings much vitality to region

By David Wilks Kootenay-Columbia MP Between February 15 to the 22, Members of Parliament were back in their ridings to travel their constituencies.  For me it was a busy week. On Saturday, Feb. 15, I was in Creston and met … > Read More

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CCT Studio/Stage Door lobby renovations completed

Cranbrook Community Theatre (CCT) is proud to announce the Studio lobby renovation projects are complete. With funding totaling $35,800 from the Government of Canada’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund, the lobby of the historic Studio/Stage Door building was renovated and retrofitted. … > Read More

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Economy to benefit from New Building Canada Plan: Wilks

David Wilks, Member of Parliament for Kootenay-Columbia, Feb. 13 highlighted important details of the $53B New Building Canada Plan. These details, which relate to key elements of the New Building Canada Fund, provide provinces, territories and municipalities with the information … > Read More

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Budget unbelievably good news for Kootenay-Columbia

By David Wilks Kootenay-Columbia MP Canada’s recovery from the recent global recession has been among the strongest in the world with over one million more Canadians now working than at the worst of the recession – the best job creation … > Read More

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Apartments converted into affordable housing in Invermere

An 18-unit apartment complex in Invermere was purchased and converted into affordable housing for low-income families through funding provided by the governments of Canada and British Columbia with contributions from Columbia Basin Trust. “Our government’s investment in affordable housing here … > Read More

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West Fernie Dike completion celebrated


Multi-year project provides additional flood protection for community Representatives from the Federal and Provincial Governments along with the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) gathered Nov. 15 to celebrate the completion of the $2.7 million West Fernie Dike Project. The … > Read More

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