Tag Archives: Kootenay-Columbia

New agreements for SD5 support staff

Nine more school districts and more than 4,000 support staff workers have recently ratified new agreements under the B.C. government’s 2014 Economic Stability Mandate. Among those nine school districts is School District No. 5 (SD5 – Southeast Kootenay) with 336 … > Read More

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Two candidates for Green candidacy

The Kootenay-Columbia Greens are gearing up for the next federal election with two contestants vying to become the next candidate for MP: Bill Green of Kimberley and Keith Page of Nelson. Local Green party members go to the polls on … > Read More

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Global Climate March hitting Cranbrook Saturday

This Saturday in Cranbrook, the People’s Climate March hits the streets to demand action against climate change from our elected leaders. The march is part of the global weekend of action ahead of the UN Climate Summit in New York … > Read More

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Green Party nominations open

Greens hosting barbecue potluck at Wycliffe Greens in the new federal riding of Kootenay-Columbia are getting ready to select a candidate for the next federal election. The nomination contest for the candidate to represent the Green Party of Canada in the … > 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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Facts on Veterans’ Affairs office closures

By MP David Wilks The recent news coverage of Veterans’ Affairs office closures has created a lot of anger amongst Canadians. As my colleague MP Laurie Hawn, a retired Air Force veteran put it, “The fact is, we are caught … > Read More

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Government supports summer jobs for Canadian youth

Employers can now apply for Canada Summer Jobs 2014 funding, which will create thousands of job opportunities for students across the country, announced David Wilks, Member of Parliament for Kootenay-Columbia, on behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment … > 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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MP notes benefits for BC of Canada-EU Trade Agreement

David Wilks, Member of Parliament for Kootenay-Columbia last week highlighted the benefits of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). “This historic agreement with the European Union is a big win for workers, businesses and families right here … > Read More

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BC Hydro completes first of its kind project in Canada

BC Hydro customers living in Field will benefit from increased power reliability, thanks to the completion of a state-of-the-art clean energy storage source. The new one-megawatt battery bank will store clean energy produced by BC Hydro that can be used … > Read More

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