municipal politics

North Cowichan councillor Tek Manhas did not violate the municipality’s code of conduct by posting a sexist meme on Facebook, council concludes. (File photo)

B.C. municipality to take no action against councillor who posted sexist meme

Tek Manhas’s meme doesn’t violate North Cowichan council’s code of conduct, municipality concludes

 

North Cowichan councillor Tek Manhas is under review by the municipality for a Facebook post containing a sexist meme. (File photo)

B.C. councillor facing review over sexist meme posted to Facebook

‘Less bitchen’ more kitchen’: North Cowichan’s Tek Manhas apologizes for post

 

Mayor Lorraine Michetti refusing to step down amid calls for her resignation. (Submitted)

Rural B.C. mayor urged to resign after Facebook post against Indigenous people, pipelines

The mayor is refusing to quit, saying the post was taken out of context

 

BCYP Minister for the Southern Interior, Aislinn Dressler of Fernie said the Youth Parliament being virtual was a great way to learn about how the BC Parliament was operating today. (Photo contributed by Aislinn Dressler)

Fernie local appointed BCYP Minister for the Southern Interior

Aislinn Dressler was the City of Fernie’s youth councillor last year

BCYP Minister for the Southern Interior, Aislinn Dressler of Fernie said the Youth Parliament being virtual was a great way to learn about how the BC Parliament was operating today. (Photo contributed by Aislinn Dressler)
Teck signage in Elkford, BC. (Soranne Floarea / The Free Press)

Wilks: Teck has our back when it comes to COVID-19

Sparwood Mayor Wilks said he had full confidence in Teck’s response to a cluster at its Elk Valley operations

Teck signage in Elkford, BC. (Soranne Floarea / The Free Press)
NWP Coal is the company pushing the Crown Mountain project. (Photo courtesy of NWP Coal)

Crown Mountain project inches forward

Another coal mine for the Elk Valley is in the works

NWP Coal is the company pushing the Crown Mountain project. (Photo courtesy of NWP Coal)
The location of the land that would be re-zoned for a future school in Fernie. (Source: Google maps)

City of Fernie gives thumbs-up to re-zone land for future school

The land is within the Castle Mountain neighbourhood

The location of the land that would be re-zoned for a future school in Fernie. (Source: Google maps)
Sparwood dodges request for support for free contraception

Sparwood dodges request for support for free contraception

Councillors didn’t take any action on a request from another municipality to join a campaign for no-cost prescription contraception

Sparwood dodges request for support for free contraception
The location of the Sparling East Playground. (Image: City of Fernie)

Sparling East Playground contract awarded

City staff noted it was important for the winning bidder to get started quickly to ensure the park was complete in 2021

The location of the Sparling East Playground. (Image: City of Fernie)
Mayor Ange Qualizza was recently elected third vice president of the UBCM executive fo 2020-2021. (File photo)

Qualizza to sit on UBCM executive

Mayor Qualizza was elected third vice president of the UBCM last week

Mayor Ange Qualizza was recently elected third vice president of the UBCM executive fo 2020-2021. (File photo)
The District of Elkford has approved their 2019 Annual Municipal Report. File Photo

Annual Municipal Report outlines key activities for Elkford

The report was approved at the July 13, 2020 regular meeting of council in Elkford

The District of Elkford has approved their 2019 Annual Municipal Report. File Photo
Vanderhoof municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Public, media blocked from council meetings in northern B.C. town for months

Other councils in region use video conferencing, as government says cities required to follow transparency rules

Vanderhoof municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers

Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers

A group of voters claim conflict of interests should see them removed from office

Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers
Hells Angels parties at B.C. rec centre worry anti-gang cops

Hells Angels parties at B.C. rec centre worry anti-gang cops

Police worry about violence targeting the outlaw motorcycle group

Hells Angels parties at B.C. rec centre worry anti-gang cops
Hells Angels are said to have gathered in Langley rec facilities several times, most recently in April. (Black Press Media files)

Hells Angels, strippers partied at B.C. community centre

An internal email showed staff complained after the April event in Langley

Hells Angels are said to have gathered in Langley rec facilities several times, most recently in April. (Black Press Media files)
Sparwood waste outsourced

Sparwood waste outsourced

Sparwood will soon outsource garbage collection in a move that will save…

Sparwood waste outsourced
Municipal pesticide bylaws aren’t based on safety of lawn and garden treatments, they’re based on whether ‘synthetic chemicals’ are used. (Black Press files)

B.C. VIEWS: Polluted logic plagues pesticide bylaws

Silent Spring-inspired prejudice against ‘synthetic chemicals’ still rules

Municipal pesticide bylaws aren’t based on safety of lawn and garden treatments, they’re based on whether ‘synthetic chemicals’ are used. (Black Press files)