|Officials from the member communities of the Northwest BC Resource
Benefits Alliance celebrate the signing of an MOU with the Province of
British Columbia at the UBCM convention in Whistler
The communities of the Northwest are hailing an announcement today coming out of the UBCM convention that will see the Province and the Northwest partners sign a Memorandum of Understanding that outlines common goals and sets out principles for future engagement.
Nathan Cullen, the Minister of Municipal Affairs, who is also the MLA for Stikine spoke for the BC government towards the announcement of today."We know that northwestern B.C. has unique needs and is growing quickly. By signing this MOU agreement, our government is committed to listening to rural and northern voices, and we will work collaboratively to meet the needs of people in this beautiful region.”
The RBA is an association of the 21 local governments in northwestern B.C., from Masset to Vanderhoof.
“We’re committed to ensuring people in northern B.C. have the services they need, which can be challenging while communities are in the midst of rapid economic growth. This is great news for communities in northwestern B.C., and I look forward to the continued collaboration.”
Some of the past notes on the initiative can be tracked through our archive page here.
More notes of interest from the UBCM convention can be explored here.