Council working hard at North Central Municipal Association AGM

May 9, 2008
News Release

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Quesnel City Council has been active at the North Central Municipal Association’s AGM and convention in Prince George. The event runs from Wednesday May 7 to Friday May 9.

“It is important for Council to actively take part in local government conferences such as this one,” said Mayor Nate Bello. “We are able to come together as Council and engage with other local governments to learn more about our common interests and issues. Council congratulates our hosts, the NCMA, Regional District of Fraser Fort George and the City of Prince George for organizing an outstanding convention.”

Among the highlights was a meeting today with the provincial government’s Northern Caucus, with Ministers Pat Bell, Shirley Bond and John Rustad meeting with Mayor Nate Bello and Councillors Ron Craigmyle, Coralee Oakes and Ron Paull.

“We took the opportunity to present a number of concerns and ideas that are having an impact on our taxpayers,” said Mayor Nate Bello. “Council appreciates the fact that the Northern Caucus members are able to meet with us individually and listen to the concerns facing our community. They also provided some guidance in how we can deal with some of these matters further.”

Council spoke with the Northern Caucus members about the West Quesnel Land Stability Program, the North South Interconnector’s status, Phase 2 of the North Cariboo Community Campus, the Carbon Tax and the Working Roundtable on Forestry.

Councillors have had the opportunity to speak with various provincial ministers and have also attended a number of workshops on topics ranging from community energy and carbon neutrality to smart planning.

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