Monday, September 27, 2010

Dispatches from the floor of the UBCM

As British Columbia's municipal and provincial leaders as well as bureaucrats from both levels of government gather in conclave in Whistler, we offer up our listing of the developments from this years UBCM.

Our preview of this annual gathering appeared on the blog on Friday, from today on through the week we will update the meetings with items culled from the various media outlets covering this years sessions.

Our permanent link can be found on the right hand side of the blog under Prince Rupert Items of Note section.

Oct 2-- Vancouver Province-- Campbell admits HST performance a flop in address to UBCM convention
Oct 2-- Vancouver Sun-- Premier promises transport projects, says Liberals 'fell flat' on HST 
Oct 2-- Victoria TC-- Premier on thin ice with jokey speech
Oct 1-- Opinion 250-- Mayor Pleased with UBCM
Oct 1-- CFTK TV-- Nyce Applauds Ferry Fare Reduction
Oct 1-- National Post-- B.C. municipalities oppose Enbridge pipeline
Oct 1-- CTVBC-- Municipalities vote to oppose oil pipeline, tankers
Oct 1-- The Northern View-- MLA, Enbridge, Queen Charlotte mayor comment on UBCM anti-pipeline resolution
Oct 1-- CFTK TV-- UBCM Delegates Vote NO on Northern Gateway
Oct 1-- Terrace Standard-- Enbridge pipeline takes a hit
Oct 1-- Vancouver Sun-- Politicians vote to stay with three-year elections
Oct 1-- The Tyee-- Premier's UBCM speech recalls Olympic glory
Oct 1-- Vancouver Sun-- Gordon Campbell announces push on major transportation projects
Oct 1-- Opinion 250-- Municipalities Deal Blow to Enbridge Proposal
Oct 1-- CBC-- B.C. oil pipeline, tankers opposed by UBCM
Sept 30-- Vancouver Province-- Raise minimum wage and hold HST referendum soon: Carole James
Sept 30-- CBC-- B.C. municipalities reject four-year terms
Sept 30-- Comox Record-- Valley mayors OK with defeated UBCM motion
Sept 30-- Opinion 250-- UBCM Delegates Say No to Longer Terms of Office
Sept 30--  The Tyee-- UBCM recommends keeping three-year terms
Sept 30-- Victoria T C-- Campbell will face tough UBCM crowd
Sept 30-- The Province-- Close call on council terms
Sept 30-- The Tyee-- Campbell should recall Leg, James tells UBCM
Sept 30-- Vancouver Sun-- Four-year term proposal stirs controversy
Sept 30-- Terrace Standard-- Mayor in race for provincial seat
Sept 29-- The Tyee-- UBCM term limit extension headed for revote
Sept 29-- Pique Newsmagazine-- Election terms vote gets crazy
Sept 29-- Vancouver Province-- Municipal politicians at odds over length of term
Sept 29-- Vancouver Sun-- High costs of RCMP contracts irk civic politicians
Sept 29-- The Tyee-- North Coast town council asks BC municipalities to stand against oil tankers
Sept 29-- The Tyee-- UBCM opposes provincial push to harmonize environmental reviews
Sept 29-- A Channel News-- UBCM Island Derelict Boats
Sept 29-- Vancouver Sun-- What should government do about BC house prices?
Sept 29-- Pique Newsmagazine-- Local governments get some attention
Sept 29-- Vancouver Sun-- Why the rest of B. C. should matter to Metro Vancouver
Sept 28-- Abbotsford Times-- Abbotsford leads charge for police funding
Sept 28-- Vancouver Sun-- B.C. shelves planned tax relief for towns that depend heavily on industry
Sept 28-- The Tyee-- Province considering financial help to solve corporate tax revolt
Sept 28-- Vancouver Sun-- Red tape in B.C. boosts prices of some homes by $100,000, municipal politicians told
Sept 28-- Vancouver Province-- Geese, cellphones & oil tankers trouble mayors
Sept 28-- Nanaimo Daily News-- Stanhope tackles transit at UBCM
Sept 28-- Penticton News-- City takes proposal to UBCM
Sept 28-- The Tyee-- Province considering financial help to solve corporate tax revolt
Sept 27-- Georgia Straight-- UBCM resolution seeks moratorium on new private health-care clinics
Sept 27-- Opinion 250--  UBCM Annual Convention starts today
Sept 26-- Globe and Mail-- HST the ‘elephant in the room’ at mayors’ convention
Sept 26-- Vancouver Sun-- Will Premier Gordon Campbell survive the No HST fight? Watch next week.
Sept 25-- Whistler Question-- More than 1,500 expected to attend UBCM
Sept 24-- Williams Lake Tribune-- Councillors to vote on four-year terms
Sept 24--The Tyee-- UBCM convention to discuss policing costs

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