Tag Archives: Kootenay East

Free rides to the Farmers’ Market

Back by popular demand: free rides to the Saturday Cranbrook Farmer’s Market. For the third consecutive year, the City of Cranbrook and BC Transit are offering free transit trips on Saturdays from May 31 to October 11. This year, the … > Read More

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3 facts you need to know

… About training British Columbians for new jobs By Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett 1. With new mines, a stable forest industry, a growing tourism industry, government and private investment in infrastructure and the Liquefied Natural Gas industry, British Columbians … > Read More

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Still waiting for an admission of responsibility

Letter to the Editor Cranbrook Councillor Gerry Warner’s letter about Development Cost Charges (DCCs) completely misses the point, something I experienced on a regular basis when Mr. Warner covered politics for the Daily Townsman. The city council at a public … > Read More

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Bennett rings in Toronto Stock Exchange

Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines and Minister responsible for Core Review, and Cranbrook resident, today joined representatives from B.C.’s mineral exploration and mining industry to open the Toronto Stock Exchange and ring in 2014. The opening of the … > Read More

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B.C. mining remained strong in 2013

B.C.’s mining industry continues to grow and expand as new projects, construction starts and expansions drove job creation and investment throughout the mining industry in 2013. According to a Jan. 3 Ministry of Energy and Mines press release the most … > 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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Students, industry benefit from haul-truck training simulators

If politicking becomes passé for them, a couple of B.C. Government Cabinet Ministers may have a career in haul-truck driving. Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk and Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett got a hands-on demonstration today (Oct. 16) … > Read More

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Clark conqueror addresses Kootenay East NDP

New executive also selected David Eby, Advanced Education Critic for the BC NDP, told the Kootenay East New Democrats Sunday, Oct. 6, that the provincial government has lost track of what post-secondary education is all about. He said B.C. residents … > Read More

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Core Review Terms of Reference released

Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines and Minister Responsible for Core Review, released the Terms of Reference for the Core Review process July 31 with a focus on ensuring the best possible use of government resources and respect for … > Read More

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Bennett announces smart meter options

Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines, announced late last week that BC Hydro will offer new options for customers who have put their smart meters on hold. Government is responding to public concerns by providing opt-out options with the costs … > Read More

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