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Open Letter, Weston “and” West Van Council, not “vs” !

August 27,2014

  In response to Eoin Finn’s “Weston vs West Van Council”, published in August, I appreciate Mr. Finn’s engagement; among other things, he took advantage of the opportunity I created for concerned citizens to meet with our Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt and our Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment Collin Carrie this ...



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Funding Partnerships Help Mitigate Flooding along the Sea to Sky

August 26,2014

(Squamish, Aug 20, 2014) Residents and businesses in the Sea to Sky corridor will be safer from flooding thanks to more than $2.4 million in upgrades to the Ayers and Squamish River Dikes. The funding is a joint investment by the Harper Government, the Province of British Columbia and the Squamish and Pemberton governments, with ...



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Government invests in wetland conservation

August 26,2014

    August 25, 2014 – Vancouver, B.C. – Environment Canada Parliamentary Secretary Colin Carrie, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council announced today $3.4 million in additional support of 16 new North American Waterfowl Management Plan ...



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Tourism, gas exports can coexist

August 26,2014

Source: Vancouver Sun Worth debating: Despite protests, Woodfibre LNG project has a lot of positives John Winter, Vancouver Sun Is B.C.’s super, natural tourism industry threatened by the LNG sector? Absolutely not. Opponents to the development of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry would have us believe that everything we’ve come to appreciate and value ...



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Veterans Affairs Canada supports available to seriously injured

August 19,2014

Some of our veterans contacted the office to have more information on supports available, here it is for your information.



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Sea to Sky firms state case for foreign workers

August 18,2014

Source: Pique News Magazine Whistler, Squamish,Pemberton chambers discuss TFWP with employment minister Jason Kenney During a speech to members of the Whistler and Squamish chambers of commerce last week, minister of employment and social development Jason Kenney implied there may be relief for businesses fighting labour shortages in the corridor. “We realize there are places… ...



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Local businesses address employment minister

August 18,2014

source: Squamish Chief MP Jason Kenny visits Squamish for a chamber luncheon meeting Minister of Employment and Social Development Jason Kenney answers questions from reporters alongside West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country MP John Weston (left). Kenney was in Squamish Aug. 6 to meet with regional business leaders over concerns to changes in the Temporary ...



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Squamish District opens new park

August 14,2014

Source: Squamish Chief Rebecca Aldous raldous / Squamish Chief August 13, 2014 Squamish’s newest park is now open to the public. On the August long weekend, District of Squamish officials, Squamish Nation leaders, provincial and federal representatives cut the ribbon on a green space that connects downtown to the waterfront. The municipally owned property is ...



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Find out more about our Government’s National Conservation Plan here!

August 14,2014

On May 15, 2014, Prime Minister Stephen Harper launched the National Conservation Plan (NCP), which will provide a more coordinated approach to conservation efforts across the country with an emphasis on enabling Canadians to conserve and restore lands and waters in and around their communities, and making it easier for citizens living in cities to ...



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Government of Canada helps new Canadians get jobs faster

August 7,2014

Source:http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=873739   August 6, 2014 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, announced over $3.3 million in funding to the Government of British Columbia to improve foreign credential recognition so that internationally trained professionals can get jobs in ...



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