Christianne Wilhelmson, Executive Director of Georgia Strait Alliance, a regional marine conservation organization, says the Province’s announcement today means construction of the Trans-Mountain pipeline won’t begin this year.read more
The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) and representatives from 12 of its 14 Nuu-chah-nulth Nations on Vancouver Island were honoured to meet and discuss their collective priorities for their nations with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in an hour roundtable meeting in Tofino on Saturday. The request to meet came from the Prime Minister’s office (PMO) only a few days before, but was thanks to Gord Johns, N.D.P. Member of Parliament for Courtenay- Alberni who advocated on behalf of the nations to the PMO.read more
The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) congratulates the new B.C. Premier John Horgan and his gender-balanced B.C. NDP cabinet who were sworn-in yesterday in Victoria.
The NTC is confident that Premier John Horgan and his cabinet will understand the importance of strengthening relationships between the provincial government and our Indigenous peoples. We look forward to seeing Premier John Horgan’s priorities for reconciliation implemented with his commitments to acting on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, adopting the principles of UNDRIP, supporting Indigenous communities, cultures and history, keeping Aboriginal children connected to their communities and creating jobs and opportunities for a sustainable future.read more
The Courtenay-Comox BCNDP Constituency Association welcomed new MLA, Ronna-Rae Leonard, to its Annual General Meeting on Sunday, July 9. Long time member and outgoing president, Rick Dobson, stated, “This is the first time I have seen a sitting MLA on our executive, and we are excited about what the future holds”.
“I am happy to be back in the community with my supporters who worked tremendously hard during this election”, said Leonard. “We went from “Cloud 9” to “Lucky 13” to a landslide of 189 votes! Never doubt for a moment whether your vote counts!”
The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) Alternative Approval Process for the Civic Centre regional office building officially begins July 6, 2017 and will be running until 4:30 pm on August 18, 2017. The Civic Centre regional office building will be tax neutral to all residents.read more
(special to TideChange) Seniors issues will now be examined federally, but to Canadians this will be just more talk and no action, North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney suggested in a media teleconference on June 26. She will be sitting on a standing committee...read more
(special to TideChange) North Island Powell River MP Rachel Blaney says that gathering information about NAFTA concerns will be a focus of her work over the summer. Discussions will be underway between Canada and the US over several issues related to NAFTA and she...read more
Elections have two key components: the race and the mechanics – the legislative process and administration of the vote.
The race gets the media coverage, not so much the mechanics, even though it can have far more impact on the results than many might imagine.
The new Liberal budget got harsh words from North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney, in a media teleconference on May 31. This, the second budget since Justin Trudeau's Liberals won a majority, includes a proposal to create an Infrastructure Privatization Bank....read more