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Vanderhoof councillor Brian Frenkel talks with outgoing Union of B.C. Municipalities president Maja Tait at the group’s first virtual conference, broadcast from Victoria, Sept. 22, 2020. (UBCM)

Vanderhoof’s Brian Frenkel takes on top job in tough times

We can get through this, new local government leader says

 

Sooke Mayor Maja Tait, outgoing president of the Union of B.C. Municipalities, speaks to the video-conference session on member resolutions for the provincial government, Victoria, Sept. 23, 2020. (UBCM)

‘Show us the money’ for cannabis, local governments tell B.C.

Municipal tax, transit revenues falling as costs rise

 

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson speaks to Union of B.C. Municipalities delegates by video conference, Victoria, Sept. 23, 2020. (UBCM)

People ‘disgusted’ by COVID-19 election call, B.C. Liberal leader says

Andrew Wilkinson speaks to municipal leaders from Victoria

 

Premier John Horgan speaks to delegates at Union of B.C. Municipalities convention, Vancouver, Sept. 27, 2019. This year’s convention will be a virtual affair, broadcast from Victoria Sept. 22-24. (B.C. government)

Pass the cannabis revenue, B.C. communities ask for fourth year

Union of B.C. Municipalities heads into virtual convention

Premier John Horgan speaks to delegates at Union of B.C. Municipalities convention, Vancouver, Sept. 27, 2019. This year’s convention will be a virtual affair, broadcast from Victoria Sept. 22-24. (B.C. government)
The 2019 UBCM Convention was held from September 23 to 27 in Vancouver, B.C. at the Vancouver Convention Centre. (UBCM photo)

City of Terrace lobbies province for LNG impacts relief

Issue brought up at municipal convention in Vancouver

The 2019 UBCM Convention was held from September 23 to 27 in Vancouver, B.C. at the Vancouver Convention Centre. (UBCM photo)
Province commits to negotiating revenue-sharing agreement with northwest B.C. municipalities
Province commits to negotiating revenue-sharing agreement with northwest B.C. municipalities
Front row: Terrace Mayor Carol Leclerc, B.C. Premier John Horgan, Minister Carole James, Johanne Young, North Coast Regional District Board director for Electoral Area D. Back row: Prince Rupert Mayor Lee Brain, Mayor of Burns Lake Dolores Funk, North Coast Regional District Board vice-chair and director for Electoral Area A Des Nobles, Terrace city councillor Sean Bujtas, Vanderhoof Mayor Gerry Thiessen, Houston Mayor Shane Brienen and Kitimat Mayor Philip Germuth. (Sean Bujtas contributed photo)
Front row: Terrace Mayor Carol Leclerc, B.C. Premier John Horgan, Minister Carole James, Johanne Young, North Coast Regional District Board director for Electoral Area D. Back row: Prince Rupert Mayor Lee Brain, Mayor of Burns Lake Dolores Funk, North Coast Regional District Board vice-chair and director for Electoral Area A Des Nobles, Terrace city councillor Sean Bujtas, Vanderhoof Mayor Gerry Thiessen, Houston Mayor Shane Brienen and Kitimat Mayor Philip Germuth. (Sean Bujtas contributed photo)
Mayors Lee Brain and Knut Bjorndal are headed down to the UBCM for the annual municipal meeting. (The Northern View stock photo)

Mayors Brain and Bjorndal weigh-in on UBCM priorities

Prince Rupert and Port Edward mayors will be heading to Vancouver to lobby for their municipal needs

Mayors Lee Brain and Knut Bjorndal are headed down to the UBCM for the annual municipal meeting. (The Northern View stock photo)
Vancouver Coun. Adrianne Carr speaks on banning single-use plastic items at the annual Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler on Friday. (UBCM)

B.C. cities vote to keep plastics out of oceans, nix single-use items

Motions from Vancouver and Port Alberni on the floor

Vancouver Coun. Adrianne Carr speaks on banning single-use plastic items at the annual Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler on Friday. (UBCM)
Premier John Horgan speaks to Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler, Sept. 14, 2018. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)

Premier calls for ideas for protecting against B.C. floods, wildfires

John Horgan promotes voting reform to B.C. municipal leaders

Premier John Horgan speaks to Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler, Sept. 14, 2018. (Katya Slepian/Black Press)
Delegates vote on resolutions at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention. (UBCM)

B.C.’s local politicians vote to keep fossil fuel efforts local

UBCM endorses electric cars, not writing to oil companies

Delegates vote on resolutions at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention. (UBCM)
Dozens of turkeys are roaming around the East Kootenay community of Edgewater. (Black Press Media file)

B.C.’s Kootenays ask province to ban feeding troublesome turkeys

Dozens of foul fowls are roaming the streets of edgewater

Dozens of turkeys are roaming around the East Kootenay community of Edgewater. (Black Press Media file)
B.C. municipalities want convicted politicians removed from office

B.C. municipalities want convicted politicians removed from office

Terrace and Pitt Meadows UBCM resolutions also call for action upon charges being laid

B.C. municipalities want convicted politicians removed from office
B.C. cities want mandated business licences for short-term rentals

B.C. cities want mandated business licences for short-term rentals

Enforcing local bylaws is ‘expensive and onerous’

B.C. cities want mandated business licences for short-term rentals
(Cannabis Culture/Flickr photo)

B.C. cities ask province for 40% of pot revenue

That would equal out to $50 million in marijuana cash in the first two years after legalization

(Cannabis Culture/Flickr photo)
B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson addresses Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler, Sept. 13, 2018. (UBCM photo)

Wilkinson targets health care tax costs for municipalities

B.C. Liberal leader says ICBC monopoly has to go

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson addresses Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler, Sept. 13, 2018. (UBCM photo)
Intersection cameras now operate around the clock at 140 high-accident locations in B.C., and have the ability to issue speeding tickets by mail with images like this. (ICBC)

B.C. communities call for highway speed camera pilot project

‘Not photo radar’ proposed for Coquihalla, Sea to Sky, Malahat

Intersection cameras now operate around the clock at 140 high-accident locations in B.C., and have the ability to issue speeding tickets by mail with images like this. (ICBC)
Saanich firefighters survey damage to a tent in Regina Park after a fire broke out Sept. 1 in one of B.C.’s largest tent camps of 2018. (Kristyn Anthony/Black Press)

Housing Minister Selina Robinson touts B.C. government housing programs

Municipal leaders cheer new infrastructure funds

Saanich firefighters survey damage to a tent in Regina Park after a fire broke out Sept. 1 in one of B.C.’s largest tent camps of 2018. (Kristyn Anthony/Black Press)
Carole James unmoved by B.C. speculation tax concerns

Carole James unmoved by B.C. speculation tax concerns

Speculation tax triggered local ‘recession,’ B.C. mayors say

Carole James unmoved by B.C. speculation tax concerns
B.C. cities formally call on province to replace Greyhound

B.C. cities formally call on province to replace Greyhound

Company will pull bus service from western Canada this fall

B.C. cities formally call on province to replace Greyhound