Tag Archives: Kootenay-Columbia

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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Pacific Coastal launching service to Kelowna

Cranbrook and the East Kootenay will soon be connected to the Okanagan by air. Pacific Coastal Airlines is starting a regularly scheduled non-stop service between Cranbrook and Kelowna effective Monday, November 18, the Richmond-based company announced Oct. 4. The new … > Read More

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What did he know and when did he know it?

Perceptions by Gerry Warner Around three years ago, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper came to Cranbrook to attend a private party to mark the retirement of former Kootenay-Columbia MP Jim Abbott. The whole event was very hush, hush with Harper … > Read More

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MP upset over Senatorial mess

Letter to the Editor Over the past week I have heard from constituents voicing disgust and displeasure with recent events that have occurred in Ottawa, specifically, the issues revolving around Senators Duffy, Wallin, Brazeau and Harb. I can tell you … > Read More

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Media event example of business collaboration

An event planned to spark media attention about the Columbia Valley (Radium, Invermere, Panorama, Windermere, Fairmont) has turned into an idyllic example of local business collaboration. The upcoming media weekend, May 31-June 2, has been coordinated by the Columbia Valley … > Read More

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