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What to discuss with the Premier and Minister of Municipal Affairs

The Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) will be holding its 2022 convention in Whistler on September 12 -16. Local governments traditionally seek interviews with high level provincial officials. The interviews can be up to 15 minutes long and cover up to 3 topics. The SRD chose their topics at the Wednesday June 15 Board meeting.

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Active transportation study for Cortes Island launched

CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

The Strathcona Regional District is launching its active transportation research project this week, beginning with a public survey.  The SRD was granted $20,000 last year toward the project for Cortes Island (previously reported) from the Union of BC Municipalities.

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Cortes Island has a severe housing shortage and a new survey aims to spawn action

By Greg Osoba, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

Businesses, renters, and potential homeowners are feeling the housing crunch on rural Cortes Island. A comprehensive housing survey is being launched to help spawn action.

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B.C. prosecutors failing public says City of Terrace after repeat offenders back on streets

Terrace Standard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The City of Terrace is calling on municipal lobby groups and the province to re-examine Crown Counsel’s priorities after witnessing a severe uptick in criminal activities.

The council unanimously passed a resolution to send to the North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA) for its 2022 annual general meeting and convention.

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‘Our community is in a severe crisis’: Crime impacting businesses in northwest B.C. city

Terrace Standard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Terrace business owners say they continue to bear the brunt of the city’s myriad social issues and increasing crime.

Liz Smaha, executive director of the Kermodei Tourism Society is calling on Terrace’s mayor and council to raise these concerns before the Union of BC Municipalities and North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA).

“Our community is in a severe crisis; our business community can not sustain this,” Smaha told the council in a Feb. 23 letter.

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