Tag Archives: Kootenay-Columbia MP

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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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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Canada’s veterans have served this country with distinction

By David Wilks Kootenay-Columbia MP Their willingness to defend democracy, freedom and the rule of law, sets them apart as the very best our country has to offer. This Remembrance Day, I hope you will join me in commemorating the … > Read More

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MP urges action against cyber and sexual violence against women/girls

David Wilks, Kootenay-Columbia MP Nov. 6 called on the local community to help take action to prevent cyber and sexual violence against women and girls, on behalf of the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status … > Read More

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Completion of important KNP project celebrated

Mr. David Wilks, Member of Parliament for Kootenay–Columbia, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister Responsible for Parks Canada, last week announced the completion of construction of three wildlife underpasses and 4.6 kilometres of fenced highway in … > Read More

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Government launches projects proposal call for seniors

MP encouraging Kootenay-Columbia seniors’ groups to consider funding opportunity Every day, in thousands of communities across the country, Canadian seniors are making a difference, and initiatives such as the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) are helping them do so.The … > Read More

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Sparwood Arena and Curling Rink getting major upgrade

Project will improve the heating system, reduce GHGs and cut operating costs The Sparwood Arena and Curling Club will soon benefit from an energy retrofit to replace an aging and inefficient heating system. This project will receive $757,752 from the … > Read More

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Rockies International gets federal government funds

David Wilks, Kootenay-Columbia MP, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced that the Government of Canada will provide funding for important safety improvements at Canadian Rockies International Airport. This investment through the … > Read More

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