Monthly Archives: June 2013

Community Futures Boundary delivers WorkBC support for Job Searching and Job Starting

One of the things Community Futures Boundary does is deliver programs for the province’s WorkBC initiative.

And WorkBC has support for those of you that are in Job Search mode or have just started a job and are working less than 19 hours per week. The help covers things like uniforms, foot wear and essential tools for new hires, your job might require these items but you haven’t gotten your first pay cheque yet; gas to help you get to interviews in you search for a job. You can listen to my interview with Andrea Zibin in the video below and visit their website (boundarycf.com) for more information. They have workshops to help you sharpen your job search skills, assistance to get certification and training and much, much more.

City Council Meeting of June 24, 2013

Grand Forks City Council held their Regular meeting at 7PM.
Included in this meeting was the Annual Report and Council gave the public a chance to express their opinion.
Also covered in this meeting were:

  • decisions on whether or not to support the Legion’s desire to have a patio space, should there be a beer garden at the live Canada Day Concert (actually the evening before June 29) in City Park, and if the city should contribute to an award in the Park in the Park car show in August.
  • a petition for support on a user built Bocce / Lawn Bowling green space in City Park
  • and a slew of Bylaw changes

Below is the live stream webcast of the meeting

AGENDAS:

When you’re watching and listening you will find that council follows an agenda and often refers to specifics from it. Those of the public and media who are present have access to physical copies of the agenda while most councilors use the electronic copies on their laptops. Those agendas are also available to you online so you can follow along and see what they’re talking about. The agendas for this meeting are available from the city’s website using the links below.
Regular Council Meeting for June 24, 2013 PLUS Annual Report (31.6 MB)

 

Kootenay Energy Diet

FortisBC came out to Grand Forks on June 18, 2013 to present their Kootenay Energy Diet. kootenay_energy_diet

What’s that? You can get the scoop at their website here but essentially they’re trying to get people to consider making changes to their homes that increase energy use / conservation efficiency and result in lower energy usage and costs. Such things as better insulation in the walls and ceiling, newer windows that help reduce heat loss and finding and stopping air leaks that cause the heating you pay for to leave the house in winter.

There was talk about a cash incentive – they were offering to help offset the costs of the inspections for a number of early adopters. They’d like you to get two inspections, one before any changes are made and the other after upgrades have been done. That way both you and they know just how effective the changes have been.

If you’ve got an older home that’s costing you a lot in heating and cooling or are just curious we recorded it (at the behest of the BoundarySentinel) and it’s on one of our YouTube channels … but you can watch it here:

City Council meetings of June 10, 2013

Grand Forks City Council held two meetings today and we recorded them. The public is invited to come down and watch and ask questions.

The first set of recordings are of the Committee Of The Whole, which is their morning meeting that can (and did) last for 3 hours. During COTW meetings the public can participate
(NOTE: Google had made some changes that caught us unaware and as a result the first few minutes of the meeting did not get broadcast. This also resulted in the video going to a new YouTube channel so regular subscribers may not have found it – our apologies)

The last recording is of their regular council meeting which is held on a Monday at 7PM. The public is allowed to ask questions of council at the end of the meeting.

AGENDAS:

When you’re watching and listening you will find that council follows an agenda and often refers to specifics from it. Those of the public and media who are present have access to physical copies of the agenda while most councilors use the electronic copies on their laptops. Those agendas are also available to you online so you can follow along and see what they’re talking about. The agendas for this meeting are available from the city’s website using the links below.
Committee of the Whole for June 10, 2013 (25.3 MB)
Regular Council Meeting for June 10, 2013 (8.7 MB)