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Cities set to grill minister over planned auditor

Cities set to grill minister over planned auditor

UBCM convention to mull civic spending watchdog
HST rejected by B.C. voters

HST rejected by B.C. voters

The B.C. government is getting to work dismantling the harmonized sales tax, a job that may take more than a year and add billions to the province's deficit.
BC Ferries eyes sailing, staff reductions

BC Ferries eyes sailing, staff reductions

Passenger and vehicle traffic is down this year and is not expected to recover any time soon, so BC Ferries is considering a plan to cut hundreds of sailings to save money.
Prince Rupert superintendent discusses a new school year in a very changed district

Prince Rupert superintendent discusses a new school year in a very changed district

On September 6 students from across the city will be heading back to school in a district that looks much different than when the final bell rang in June.
Prince Rupert event to honour, remember Jack Layton planned for Saturday

Prince Rupert event to honour, remember Jack Layton planned for Saturday

Residents of the North Coast are being invited to help celebrate the life and accomplishments of NDP leader Jack Layton this Saturday.
Prince Rupert hosts National Aboriginal Spiritual Gathering

Prince Rupert hosts National Aboriginal Spiritual Gathering

Over the weekend at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre over 100 representatives from Aboriginal communities across Canada met with the leadership of the United Church of Canada - the country’s largest protestant denomination - for the National Aboriginal Spiritual Gathering, a meeting that happens every three years to provide the church with direction on how it deals with issues that affect the Aboriginal members of its congregation.
MLA Iain Black leaving politics

MLA Iain Black leaving politics

Port Moody-Coquitlam MLA Iain Black is resigning his seat to take a new job as CEO of the Vancouver Board of Trade. Premier Christy Clark said she is "delighted and saddened" to see the MLA who succeeded her as Port Moody-area MLA leave politics.
Report shows northwest not prepared for construction boom coming

Report shows northwest not prepared for construction boom coming

A report by the Northwest Transmission Line Labour Market Steering Committee indicates that the region is not ready to reap all the benefits from the line, and that the lack of available skilled workers in the northwest could increase the cost of the projects.

Regional district directors vote for pay increase, but vote to stop benefits

At the August meeting of the Skeena Queen Charlotte Regional District, all board members voted in favour of giving themselves a regular pay raise while also unanimously voting to cancel their own health care benefits.
Enbridge announces commercial support for Northern Gateway project

Enbridge announces commercial support for Northern Gateway project

On August 24 Enbridge announced the filing of commercial agreements that will see both the condensate and oil export pipelines of the Northern Gateway Project running at capacity for the long-term should the project get the green light from the Federal Government.