Tag Archives: Union of BC Municipalities

RDEK Board Highlights

Transition plan in place as CAO eyes retirement The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) Board of Directors Jan. 8 announced they have selected a new Chief Administrative Officer to replace current CAO Lee-Ann Crane when she retires later this … > Read More

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It’s impossible for Site C to compete with natural gas

Letter to the Editor In late September, the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) met for its annual AGM and made an honourable attempt during its convention to lobby Energy Minister Bill Bennett regarding the building time line for Site C. … > Read More

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SunMine begins to yield results

The City of Kimberley reports that following the first 19 weeks of operation SunMine has begun to yield some bright results. The solar power facility located in the brownfield site on the southeast edge of the city has provided employment and … > Read More

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Sparwood continues age-friendly initiative

From now until November 20, the District of Sparwood is asking residents of all ages to help identify potential ideas and actions to make Sparwood an even better place to be born, grow up and grow old in. The district … > Read More

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Message from the Mayor

By Mayor Ute Juras Village of Canal Flats The announcement by Canfor to permanently shut down the Canal Flats mill has come as a big blow to our community. Especially so quickly after the last round of layoffs. My thoughts and … > Read More

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RDEK Board Highlights

The following is a breakdown as to what occurred during the Oct. 2 Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board meeting. West Fernie engineering contract scope expanded The engineering services contract with the Kerr Wood Leidal / MPE Engineering team … > Read More

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SunMine honoured for leadership and innovation

On September 24, the City of Kimberley was presented a Community Excellence Award by the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) for Leadership and Innovation in Green Initiatives for SunMine. SunMine is B.C.’s first grid-connected solar facility and the largest use of solar … > Read More

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Valley RDEK directors elected to UBCM board

The East Kootenay will have representation on a provincial level after two Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) directors were elected to positions on the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Executive this week. “On behalf of the RDEK, I want … > Read More

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3 facts you need to know

About local government and MLA cooperation By Bill Bennett Kootenay East MLA 1. The Union of BC Municipalities annual conference is where the Regional District of East Kootenay and municipalities of Elkford, Sparwood, Fernie and Cranbrook come together to advance … > Read More

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Councillor put through paces at 2015 Fire Ops

City of Cranbrook Councillor Ron Popoff recently got a taste of the difficult and dangerous tasks that firefighters across the country face each and every day. Popoff took part in the BC Professional Firefighters 2015 Fire Ops 101 program in … > Read More

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