Tag Archives: Union of BC Municipalities

October Mayor’s Message

By Mayor Ute Juras, Village of Canal Flats Here we are and it is already well into October. I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather and fall colours. September was quite busy. Councillor Dean Midyette and I attended the … > Read More

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UBCM asking province to stop funding Jumbo

The Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Sept. 26 unanimously passed a motion opposing provincial funding of municipalities without residents Delegates representing municipalities across British Columbia voted unanimously to urge the Province of B.C. to stop funding towns without a population, … > Read More

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Ogilvie remembered as local government legend

By Ian Cobb/e-KNOW Jim Ogilvie was the man. Way back in 1991 when I covered my first Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board of directors’ meeting, I noticed two things; then District of Sparwood Mayor Toto Miller was a … > Read More

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The UBCM has lost its clout

Letter to the Editor When I first became involved in municipal government the direction from the province to the municipalities came from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs. This situation existed for many years. The municipalities and regional districts, in order … > Read More

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Wide range of issues considered at AKBLG AGM

By Christina Benty, AKBLG President and Mayor of the Town of Golden April in local government world means area association meetings throughout the province. In the Kootenay/Boundary area, elected officials attended the Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments (AKBLG) Annual … > Read More

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Sparwood Council Facts

Official Community Plan Photo Contest winners announced A photo contest ran from June until September asking the public to submit a photo of Sparwood to tell us what they love about Sparwood, and what they would like to see in … > Read More

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No additional deer cull in 2013

Residents of the City of Cranbrook will not see an additional urban deer cull in the city in 2013. That was the decision of city council Monday night, following a recommendation made by the Urban Deer Management Advisory Committee (UDMAC). … > Read More

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It’s been a busy month

Mayors update – Sept. 2013 By Mary Giuliano September has been a whirlwind of meetings, convention, conferences, the Lieutenant Governor’s visit and many more interesting events. Two days of meetings at the Regional District of East Kootenay and Mine Rescue … > Read More

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Councillor took in Fire Ops 101 event at UBCM

The British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters (BCPFF) conducted a half-day fire ground operations orientation (Fire Ops 101) for elected public officials, administrators or MLAs during the recent Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) convention with a City of Cranbrook councilor taking … > Read More

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Getting a political education at the UBCM

Perceptions by Gerry Warner Have you ever wanted to get a political science degree, but didn’t have time? Well, there’s a way of doing it in less than a week! It happens every year, but you’ve got to have a … > Read More

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