Tag Archives: Local Government Act

Chambers asking for transparent approach to taxation

Business leaders from Cranbrook and across B.C. met in Prince George last week to set an aggressive new policy agenda for the BC Chamber of Commerce’s advocacy efforts. The BC Chamber will be lobbying the province government, calling for a … > Read More

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DOI council defines ALR public consultation process

By Chris Conway A routine resolution to give readings to the proposed Development Approvals and Fees Bylaw sparked a council discussion about how the District of Invermere will fulfill a public consultation promise from the recent official community plan (OCP) … > Read More

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?Akisq’nuk asks to join RDEK

By Ian Cobb/e-KNOW The ?Akisq’nuk First Nation would like to take a seat at the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board of directors’ table. In a March 18 letter to RDEK Board Chair Rob Gay (Electoral Area C Director), … > Read More

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Avalanche risk forces revision of Jumbo OCP

By Chris Conway A special council meeting of the Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality (JGMRM) council was held April 1 at the Radium Hot Springs council chambers. The meeting was called to order at 2 p.m. by Mayor Greg Deck. Also … > Read More

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Notice about pothole damage claims

Potholes have begun their annual spring appearance on the streets of Cranbrook and are sure to become a hot topic of discussion for residents. Potholes are weather related and can occur at any time of the year. They are normally … > Read More

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Sparwood Council Facts

The following is a break down as to what occurred during the Feb. 16 District of Sparwood council meeting. Elk River Watershed Alliance (ERA) Lee-Anne Walker, Executive Director of the Elk River Wateshed Alliance Feb. 16 provided District of Sparwood … > Read More

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City recruiting volunteers for advisory committees

There are several opportunities for public participation and involvement in the City of Cranbrook advisory committees listed below. Membership is open to residents of the City of Cranbrook. Advisory Planning Commission The Advisory Planning Commission advises Council on matters respecting … > Read More

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No election for a ‘town’ with no residents

By Gerry Taft When most of us think of a small town, we think of friendly neighbours and quiet streets – the type of place where you know almost everyone. I’m privileged to be elected as mayor of Invermere, B.C., which … > Read More

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JGRM an affront to democratic traditions

Letter to the Editor On November 15, the citizens of B.C. will elect representatives to make local decisions and spend taxes on their behalf. In all municipalities, that is, except for one: Jumbo Glacier Resort Municipality (JGRM), near Invermere. JGRM … > Read More

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MLA decries Jumbo funding request as “ridiculous use of public money”

By Ian Cobb Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald March 25 decried the Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality’s (JGMRM) recently tabled five-year financial plan during an exchange in the Legislature with Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Noting … > Read More

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