Monday, September 25, 2017

Regional District seeks meetings with five government ministries at UBCM

As they settle in for the five days of political themes of the UBCM convention, members of North Coast Regional District have identified five cabinet portfolios where they will seek out some conversation on issues from the North Coast and Haida Gwaii.

The RD representatives reviewed their appointments list for UBCM during their monthly gathering held on Monday, and from the six requests put in with the new government of John Horgan's NDP, they were granted five meetings,

Regional District officials will have to talk fast however if they want to make the best use of the fifteen minute sessions to make their points and raise their issues with the provincial ministers or their officials.

Among those Ministries that the Regional District team will meet and the themes they hope to engage in are:

Monday, September 25 -- 3 to 3:15 PM
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Haida Gwaii Community Forest initiative

Tuesday, September 26 -- 9:20 to 9:35 AM
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
BC Ferries scheduling, fare increases, alternative service options

Tuesday, September 26 -- 1:40 to 1:55 PM
Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
LNG in NCRD Region and North Coast OCP and Ministerial Order #M053

Thursday, September 28 -- 3:20 to 3:55 PM
Ministry of Citizen's Services
Cell phone network coverage on Haida Gwaii, critical infrastructure, emergency coordination position on Haida Gwaii

Thursday, September 28 -- 4:05 to 4:20 PM
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance and North Coast OCP  and Ministerial Order #M053

Sending regrets at not being able to fit the Regional District into their schedule was the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

More notes related to this years UBCM gathering in Vancouver can be found on our archive page.

Further notes on North Coast Regional District items is available here.

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