Tuesday, September 20, 2016

UBCM Talking Points 2016

It's convention season for BC municipal leaders as the province's elected officials, along with a string of BC government and opposition members prepare to take part in the UBCM convention at the Victoria Convention Centre.

As we head towards convention week, we will offer up items of interest below culled from developments from the gathering in the provincial capital set for September 26 to 30.

Our original items of note from the blog related to the North Coast notes can be found in this archive listed in their own section and, highlighted in red and marked by our blue NCR icon, allowing you to find them with a quick scan.

Items related to North Coast and Northwest involvement from other media sources will listed below in green typeface.

While items of interest from other communities will be highlighted in orange .

A look at the Program for the Victoria event can be found here.

Other resources for the UBCM gathering include a Pocket schedule with updated forum information, a look at the Exhibitor Showcase and the UBCM Book of Resolutions that will be considered during the course of the five day convention.

Readers of the blog can also find updates on information from UBCM through twitter and the #UBCM2016 hashtag

North Coast Review notes on UBCM 2016

October 19 -- Mayor Brain takes issue with Northern View item on infrastructure funding
October 14 -- Mayor outlines UBCM talking points at Council meeting  NCR
October 6 -- BC Minister Fassbender is ready to look over municipal spending  NCR
October 3 -- Many themes reviewed by delegates at UBCM last week  NCR
September 30 -- UBCM Convention comes to an end as municipal leaders wrap up week of networking NCR
September 30 -- Prince Rupert Mayor to join BC Mayor's Climate Control Council  NCR
September 30 -- NDP's Horgan offers up a shift in provincial/municipal relations for UBCM members NCR
September 29 -- Premier Clark test drives a few electoral themes for UBCM gathering  NCR
September 29 -- Prince Rupert Airport gains recognition at UBCM for recent renovations  NCR
September 28 -- UBCM delegates in whirlwind of meetings through two days of convention NCR
September 26 -- Full week of meetings, discussions and socializing ahead for Northwest municipal leaders  NCR
September 20 -- Northwest communities finalize their resolutions for UBCM convention this month NCR
September 13 -- NCLGA members attend Mayor's roundtable sessions in Prince George  NCR


From Around British Columbia

October 8 -- UBCM looks out of touch
October 7 -- Central Saanich council reflects on UBCM
October 7 -- Metchosin at UBCM
October 7 -- Mayor Lampman recaps UBCM meetings
October 7 -- CCRD Director Alison Sayers elected to UBCM
October 7 -- Castlegar wins Wood WORKS! award for Celgar Pavilion at Millenium Park
October 7 -- Armstrong learns about gang violence
October 6 -- UBCM finale 'Romper Room'
October 6 -- Shuswap rapattack base closure considered
October 6 -- Communities find common ground at UBCM
October 6 -- Qualicum Beach waterfront master plan brought back to council
October 6 -- Harrison project earns accolades
October 6 -- Fentanyl conversation needed in Whistler
October 6 -- Saanich council resolutions draw support
October 6 -- Lake Country recognized for greenhouse gas reduction
October 6 -- Castlegar councillors advocated for Castlegar at UBCM
October 6 -- 'I don't want to live on the streets'
October 6 -- Mill closure dominates city's minister meetings at UBCM
October 6 -- Abram re-elected to UBCM executive
October 5 -- NDP commit to twinning Trans-Canada highway
October 5 -- Penticton mayor says UBCM a good investment
October 5 -- Emergency preparedness top priority this tine of year
October 5 -- Saanich resolutions resonate with UBCM delegates
October 5 -- Lanleys lobby at UBCM conference
October 4 -- Mayors to step up pressure on province over costs says Kelowna's mayor
October 4 -- Northeast BC Resource Municipalities coalition members meet with Premier Clark
October 4 -- Man's death after hospital release part of UBCM talks
October 4 -- Maple Ridge mayor wants to review dog bylaw
October 4 -- Pitt Meadows councillor elected to UBCM board
October 4 -- Pitt Meadows conuncillor elected to UBCM executive
October 3 -- B.C. tourism association calls for short-term rental solutions
October 3 -- Nanaimo councillors discuss affordable housing at conference
October 3 -- Stepping Stones shelter: Winter is coming
October 3 -- Metchosin councillor eyes next step in old-growth discussion
October 3 -- Lots of meetings, but no commitments for Revelstoke at UBCM convention
October 3 -- Good news from UBCM
October 3 -- UBCM briefs: River, camping treaty impcats, max fines, gender neutrality
October 3 -- No word on Terrace hospital funds just yet
October 2 -- City could save big bucks with tri-level program for projects
October 1 -- Climate change brings water worries
October 1 -- Province offering to guide cities on dealing with pay packages
October 1 -- No hard feelings
September 30 -- Smithers Victim Services Resolution not endorsed at UBCM
September 30 -- Burns Lake Tax Payers save over 465K on Water Tower thanks to fund increase
September 30 -- Terrace Mayor Happy with how the UBCM convention went (audio)
September 30 -- B.C. wide registry of dangerous dogs urged
September 30 -- B.C. Municipalities support Pitt Meadows dangerous dog proposal
September 30 -- Airbnb pledges to help B.C. cities regulate, tax vacation rentals
September 30 -- Surrey wins UBCM award for agricultural know-how
September 30 -- Province offering to guide cities on dealing with pay packages
September 30 -- Councillors cool to Fassbender's call for debate on municipal workers' pay
September 30 -- CRD directors raise regional concerns at UBCM
September 30 -- At UBCM, Horgan blasts Clark's record on communities
September 30 -- B.C. cities seek to end oily investments
September 30 -- Vernon fed up with downloading
September 29 -- Kitimat Mayor hopes for progress at UBCM convention
September 29 -- Canadian taxpayers federation calls UBCM a big waste of money
September 29 -- Cabinet Ministers must respond
September 29 -- Kissing the rings of political Dons
September 29 -- West Kelowna requests infrastructure tax breaks at UBCM
September 29 -- City of Fort St. John receives two awards at UBCM conference
September 29 -- Councillors cool to Fassbender's call for debate on municipal worker's pay
September 29 -- Fantasy budgets
September 29 -- B.C. municipalities push for gender-neutral language
September 29 -- UBCM convention: Politicians reject-old growth logging
September 29 -- B.C. cities push to halt Vancouver Island old-growth logging
September 29 -- Huu-ay-aht First Nation oppose UBCM old-growth logging ban
September 29 -- Strathcona Regional District Chair calls for greater transparency
September 29 -- Councilors talk transportation at UBCM
September 29 -- B.C. municipalities seek to keep tabs on dangerous dogs
September 29 -- John Horgan blasts Clark's record on communities
September 29 -- School, policing issues raised at UBCM
September 28 -- Hazelton Mayor Alice Maitland receives lifetime achievement award at UBCM
September 28 -- B.C. cities join push to halt Vancouver Island old-growth logging
September 28 -- Traffic woes at UBCM
September 28 -- Union of BC Municipalities passes resolution calling for halt to Site C
September 28 -- BC municipalities support Vancouver Island push to save old-growth forests
September 28 -- Kamloops mayor talks AJAX, RCMP resources and fentanyl at UBCM
September 28 -- BC municipalities back push to protect Vancouver Island's old-growth forests
September 28 -- Solving Surrey's homeless problem starts with housing, says Coun. Woods
September 28 -- Dangerous dog designation among hot topics at UBCM
September 28 -- Improving lives of disabled part of UBCM resolution
September 28 -- UBCM to review student housing
September 28 -- UBCM passes Prince George motions
September 28 -- B.C. to create substance-use research centre, Premier Christy Clark tells UBCM
September 28 -- Premier funds water, firefighter help for communities
September 29 -- B.C. cities seek policing cost reform at UBCM
September 28 -- B.C. cities split on steering future to Uber or reformed taxis
September 28 -- Hard work begins at UBCM
September 28 -- UVic taxes in lieu issue on table at UBCM
September 28 -- B. C. Mayors could descend on Oak Bay
September 28 -- Networking is key at UBCM meetings
September 27 -- UBCM to consider  motion focused on those with disabilities
September 27 -- Uber, drugs, infrastructure up for discussion at UBCM convention
September 27 -- UBCM worth attending
September 27 -- 'Backwards' tax system, zoning undermines affordable housing
September 27 -- Pushing Boundaries
September 27 -- How not to run your city
September 27 -- Some B.C. towns not high on pot stores
September 27 -- Telkwa water capacity didn't make talks with Ministers this week at UBCM
September 27 -- Lake Country picks up business award at UBCM
September 27 -- Maple Ridge makes pitch for new civic and cultural facility at UBCM
September 27 -- Union of BC Municipalities working out resolutions (video)
September 27 -- Coleman warns UBCM of tent-city costs
September 26 -- West Shore municipalities bring various actions to the table
September 26 -- Nisga'a Lisims Government wins Open for Business award
September 26 -- Village of Telkwa recipietn of 'Open for Business award'
September 26 -- Annual Gathering of Municipal Politicians goes this week
September 26 -- Prince George playing a Big Role at UBCM convention this week
September 26 -- Mayor trumpets Maple Ridge action on homelessness to other cities
September 26 -- Homelessness debate kicks off UBCM convention in Victoria
September 26 -- Communities struggle with tent cities
September 26 -- Tent cities, marijuana, housing among hot topics as UBCM convention begins
September 26 -- Documentary film on local homeless set to start cross country tour
September 26 -- Homelessness, affordable housing key issues as UBCM kicks off

Pre Convention Notes:

September 25 -- Sun Peaks wants province to look at rental market
September 24 -- Water woes on UBCM plan
September 24 -- Busy week at UBCM
September 24 -- UBCM will focus on fentanyl deaths
September 23 -- Six out of seven Fort St. John Councillors headed to UBCM conference next week
September 23 -- Bending political ears
September 23 -- Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows council members making tracks to Victoria
September 23 -- Langley MLA looks at homeless camp issue
September 23 -- BC government shares feedback on ride sharing services like Uber
September 22 -- Cariboo to talk pot, homelessness
September 22 -- Ministry of Health staff will meet with Spallumcheen
September 22 -- Train service to North Vancouver needed, Squamish mayor says
September 22 -- Mayor Cobb panelist at UBCM gang forum
September 22 -- Kamloops council headed to UBCM convention next week in Victoria
September 22 -- Busy UBCM for Enderby
September 22 -- Social issues on Vernon agenda
September 21 -- Hullcar falls off health agenda
September 21 -- Summerland council members preparing for the UBCM convention
September 21 -- Sicamous lobbies for forestry, campground
September 21 -- UBCM reps to voted on Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam resolutions
September 20 -- Vacation rentals major discussion at UBCM conference
September 15 -- Marijauna key part of BC economy advocates say
September 14 -- Prince George City Councillor in running for UBCM President
September 13 -- Cities fail to grasp reality
September 13 -- Council banking on minister meetings at UBCM
September 13 -- Krause nominated for UBCM president
September 12 -- Peace River region fossil finders want UBCM to push for better protections
September 9 -- Nelson's expertise sought by outsiders
September 8 -- Council pushing to protect water
September 8 -- New Westminster wants more help for tenants
September 6 -- Less spending, more saving needed at city halls
September 1 -- Pitt Meadows dog registry idea to UBCM

August 31 -- Pitt Meadows wants province wide dangerous dog registry
August 31 -- Municipal leaders seek reform on by-election laws
August 31 -- Vicious dogs are now among Peace Region's lobbying priorities
August 30 -- Capital region readies wish list for UBCM
August 28 -- First responder resolution heading to UBCM

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