News

Region makes UBCM agenda

A grassroots initiative from Coldstream is making it to the provincial stage, along with a number of other local issues.

The upcoming Union of B.C. Municipalities  annual convention in Vancouver will feature several resolutions that have evolved from local concerns.

Coldstream is taking the concerns of some local farmers to the provincial meeting Sept. 27 to 30 with a resolution regarding farm assessments.

“We actually have a resolution going to the floor that has to do with agriculture,” said Coun. Maria Besso.

The resolution asks that the list of permissible agricultural products be expanded for B.C. Assessments. Several Coldstream farmers raised concerns recently that the list is currently too restrictive.

“It’s huge. It’s coming from Coldstream and it’s going to affect farm assessments throughout the province,” said Besso, who is attending the UBCM convention along with Mayor Jim Garlick.

Other local resolutions that could be implemented provincially include:

n Crime preventions program – Armstrong

n BCLC revenue allocation – Enderby

n Trading water rights, ground water regulation and agricultural water reserve, enforcement of development permits – Lake Country

n Brownfield sites – Lumby

n Development cost charges for solid waste infrastructure, regulation and protection of use of waterways, buy local B.C. tree fruit, buy local agricultural products program – Regional District of North Okanagan

n B.C. water act modernization, business class exemption, RAR variance protocol update, medical marijuana license regulations – Vernon

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

School board wants provincial wage freeze lifted for management staff
 
Police look for help in identifying robbery suspect
 
Vernon’s ‘pie girl’ hopes to be next MasterChef
Mom on trial accused of killing 5-year-old with salt
 
Wolf kill last hope for BC caribou herds
 
DeHart: New retail pharmacy all about living healthy lifestyle
Terrace business group makes play for Thornhill study
 
OC students win international accounting case competition
 
Women well represented as Liberal candidates in upcoming federal election in the Okanagan

Community Events, January 2015

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jan 28 edition online now. Browse the archives.