Monthly Archives: June 2018

City Council Meetings June 11, 2018

It was a full day for city council with a Committee Of The Whole meeting in the morning and a Regular Meeting in the evening.

Please note that the videos begin appearing the same as always but soon change to use the streamed video. As we transition into better live streaming this will improve and at some point the ‘produced videos’ will be exactly the same as the live stream in appearance. It will take some time to get the kinks ironed out. Streaming is going to Facebook but the produced ones go to YouTube.

The Committee Of The Whole


The Regular Meeting

The meetings

 

MINUTES Joanie Koch-Kalanj and Representatives re Vienna Woods Gerry Foster - Request for an honour in memory of Hall of Fame hockey playe, Duncan MacKay The Boundary Museum Society - Quarterly Report Cannabis Zoning Amendment Monthly Highlight Reports QUESTION PERIOD FROM THE PUBLIC Development Permit Application No. DP 2018-002 Tim Hortons at 441 Central Avenue Council Reports RDKB Report CannaFest - Liquor Licence and extension of the Noise Control Bylaw for August 9, 10, and 11, 2018 QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC AND THE MEDIA

Joint Press Release by Liberal and NDP Constituency Associations

On June 15, 2018 a Joint Press Release was issued by the presidents of the local Liberal and NDP constituency associations.

We the undersigned, as the Presidents representing our respective party’s Constituency Association for Boundary Similkameen (BC NDP and BC Liberal) wish to present the following statement to our community.

We met today to discuss the response to the disastrous flood that has devastated our community and with a focus on the discussion taking place in its aftermath.

We both wish to express in the strongest possible terms to our parties’ supporters and all citizens in this region to engage in discussion in a compassionate and balanced manner. We understand that emotions are justifiably running high and that this can lead to conflict as people desperately seek the answers and assistance that they require.

We both agree that in particular, those who were not directly impacted by the flood have a duty to maintain a calm and supportive tone and to seek and share accurate information instead of speculation and rumours.

We believe strongly that people experiencing the most dire need will be best served and comforted by this approach to discussion. Both of us are working tirelessly with our respective parties, within our respective volunteer positions, and with our friends and neighbours in the community.

We are committed to making use of our positions to advocate relentlessly on behalf of meeting the extraordinary need our community is currently experiencing.

We both believe that this community can and will come together in the weeks and months ahead, just as we did during the worst of the active flood. We have no doubt that Grand Forks will bounce back stronger than ever.

Respectfully
Everett Baker President, BC Liberal Boundary Similkameen Riding Association
Ian Mitchell President, Boundary Similkameen BC NDP Constituency Association

Post Flood Public Meeting June 13, 2018

There was another Public meeting in the gymnasium at Grand Forks Secondary School on Wednesday night June 13.

Officials from the various agencies were on hand (along with local government) to give an update on the efforts so far and what to expect in the future. And of course to answer questions. Even a representative from the Insurance Bureau of Canada was present. (This was the same day that the Premier of the province, John Horgan was in town. He wasn’t scheduled to appear at this meeting and did not.)

How did it go? I’ll leave that to you to decide . . .

My apologies to those who ‘tuned in’ to the live webcast for the atrocious audio at the beginning of the event. That has been corrected and future events shouldn’t have the same problems.