Council members meet with B.C. leaders at UBCM

Mayor Kerry Cook and four councillors attended the annual Union of B.C. Municipalities meetings last week.

  • Oct. 4, 2011 1:00 p.m.

Mayor Kerry Cook and four councillors attended the annual Union of B.C. Municipalities meetings last week.

They met with Premier Christy Clark, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Ida Chong, and Solicitor General and acting Attorney General Shirley Bond.

With Clark the City discussed the need for resource development revenue sharing with local governments in the Cariboo and the province’s new jobs plan including the contributions of Williams Lake and the region to the mining industry and post-secondary training to meet demand for workers.

With Chong the City stressed the need for local governments to access revenues from adjacent resource development and emphasized the importance of the Towns for Tomorrow program for small and mid-sized communities.

Discussions with Bond centred on the need for provincial support for a crime analyst position and for a new funding formula for the police-based victim services that better reflect the high case loads of the police and the courts.

“Our meetings were very positive and we took the opportunity to thank the premier and ministers for their past support of the City’s initiatives and needs,” Cook said.

“Moving forward, we stressed the need for collaboration among the Cariboo communities and the importance the province’s support for our various initiatives to address economic development, crime reduction and sustainable revenues.”

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Chief Joe Alphonse
OP-ED: Williams Lake municipal, regional councils lack awareness on historical trauma

Systemic racism isn’t always obvious to those that are not experiencing it

A nurse performs a test on a patient at a drive-in COVID-19 clinic in Montreal, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
36 new cases of COVID-19, one death in Interior Health

The number of active cases in the region is at 366

The City of Williams Lake is asking for public feedback on whether it should explore the opportunity to host a Greater Metro Hockey League team in Williams Lake. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake GMHL expansion questions, concerns, to be discussed later this month

If approved, the team would begin play in the fall of 2021

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry head for the B.C. legislature press theatre to give a daily update on the COVID-19 pandemic, April 6, 2020. (B.C. government)
B.C. nears 300,000 COVID-19 vaccinations, essential workers next

564 new cases, four deaths, no new outbreaks Thursday

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Walter Gretzky father of hockey hall-of-famer Wayne Gretzky waves to fans as the Buffalo Sabres play against the Toronto Maple Leafs during third period NHL hockey action in Toronto on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Walter Gretzky, father of the Great One, dies at 82

Canada’s hockey dad had battled Parkinson’s disease and other health issues

Kelowna General Hospital (File photo)
Second death reported in Kelowna General Hospital COVID-19 outbreak

A total of seven cases have been identified at the hospital: six patients and one staff

Municipal Affairs Minister Josie Osborne speaks in the B.C. legislature, March 4, 2021. (Hansard TV)
B.C. Liberals, NDP sing in harmony on local election reforms

Bill regulates paid canvassers, allows people in condo buildings

(National Emergency Management Agency)
No tsunami risk to B.C. from powerful New Zealand earthquake: officials

An 8.1 magnitude earthquake shook the north of New Zealand Thursday morning

(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
Pandemic stress, isolation key factors as to why Canadians turned to cannabis, alcohol

Study found that isolation played key role in Canadians’ substance use

(File photo)
Kamloops Mountie bitten while arresting woman

The assault on March 1 is the latest in a string of incidents that have left local officers injured

Most Read