Council waits to take action

Council delayed making a decision on whether or not to send a letter opposing changes to the federal Fisheries Act.

  • Sep. 11, 2012 3:00 p.m.

Mayor Rob MacDougall suggested council delay making a decision on whether or not to send a letter opposing changes to the federal Fisheries Act.

A letter sent to mayor and council from the Burnaby mayor and council asking the municipality to join with them in sending letters opposing changes in Bill C-38 to the Fisheries Act prompted council to direct district staff to research those changes.

Kevin Crook, Chief Administrative Officer, then produced over 12 pages of information on the proposed changes, their possible implications and a letter from the District of North Vancouver, which also supported the District of Burnaby’s opposition to the changes.

After his extensive research, Crook presented the information with the recommendation the mayor and council send a letter opposing the changes to the

Act contained in the Omnibus Budget Bill C-38.

MacDougall, then recommended Crook instead attend meetings on the topic at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities Conference Sept. 24-28 in Victoria.

The rest of council (Councillor Joan Burdeniuk was absent) then voted in support of the mayor’s suggestion.

Just Posted

20th annual walk-a-thon held on May 26

St. John Hospital Auxiliary group is raising money to buy equipment for the hospital

Gallery — 2019 Madison Poker Ride

It’s been eight years since Madison Scott went missing from Hogsback Lake

Category 2 open fires are now prohibited across the Prince George Fire Centre

The first ban was set on May 8 that covered the Stuart Nechako and Prince George Forest District

Photo Gallery: Kids have a blast during the ‘Fun Run’ organized by David Hoy Elementary School

Elementary school students across school district 91 participated in the event

Fire ban back in effect for Northwest Fire Centre region

Starting May 24, both Category 2 and Category 3 prohibitions will be in place

Police say it’s “impressive” no arrests were made after Raptors celebrations

Toronto will play the Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors next

Social media giants in hot seat as politicians consider regulations in Ottawa

Committee members will also grill representatives from Facebook, Twitter

Wildfire crews watching for dangerous wind shift in High Level, Alta.

The Chuckegg Creek fire is raging out of control about three kilometres southwest of the town

UN urges Canada to take more vulnerable Mexican migrants from Central America

The request comes as the United States takes a harder line on its Mexican border

Mistrial declared in Jamie Bacon murder plot trial

Bacon was on trial for counselling to commit the murder of Person X

B.C. VIEWS: Money-laundering melodrama made for TV

Public inquiry staged to point fingers before 2021 election

Canadian homebuyers escaping high housing costs by moving to secondary cities

In British Columbia, exurbs have grown in the Hope Valley and Kamloops

Feds lay out proposed new rules for voice, video recorders in locomotives

Transport Canada wants to limit use of recorders to if a crew’s actions led to a crash

Most Read