November 8, 2012

Community to voice opinion on core service review

PRINCE GEORGE—Prince George residents will have an opportunity to speak about the final core services review, which was released to the public last Friday (Nov.2), this upcoming Tuesday. “Community Conversation” will begin at 6 pm at the College of New Caledonia and will offer a venue for the public to tell Mayor and Council what they think of the $350,000 core service review.

October 18, 2012

A Critical Look at Core Service Reviews: The Toronto Experience

PRINCE GEORGE— More than 100 people gathered in a lecture hall at the College of New Caledonia Tuesday evening to hear about Toronto’s core service review experience.


July 18, 2012

Vancouver Island Water Watch raises concerns over new wastewater treatment plant

VICTORIA—Federal, provincial and regional governments have all committed to fund a $782 million secondary sewage treatment plant in the capital region.

Vancouver Island Water Watch (VIWW) spokesperson Rodger Oakley said that while the group is happy this project is moving forward, they have some serious concerns about the biosolids energy centre being operated as a Public Private Partnership (P3).

April 11, 2012

Richmond residents encouraged to drink from the tap

“Keep it Local, Keep it Public” event a success in Richmond

CUPE 394 member John Nixon with one of Richmond’s tap water stations, the stations make it easy for residents to choose tap water over bottled water.RICHMOND—Attendees at Tuesday’s “Keep it Local, Keep it Public” event were able to enjoy delicious municipal tap water provided by Richmond’s tap water stations.

March 22, 2012

“Keep it Local, Keep it Public” event coming to Richmond

RICHMOND—CUPE, Council of Canadians and the Richmond Food Security Society will host a free screening of the film “Water Makes Money”, April 10 at the Chinese Bunkhouse (Brittania Heritage Site).

March 9, 2012

“Keep it Local, Keep it Public” event shows importance of keeping services public

PRINCE GEORGE—Over 100 Prince George residents came out to support public services by attending the “Keep it Local, Keep it Public” event Wednesday March, 7 at the College of New Caledonia. 

CUPE 399 president Gary Campbell said this event was about educating the public on public private partnerships (P3s) and the real problems that come along with them.

March 5, 2012

World’s best municipal tap water is right here in B.C.

GREENWOOD—The smallest city in Canada has been awarded the honour of “world’s best municipal tap water.”

Greenwood, B.C. took home the title of world’s best municipal tap water at the 22nd annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting in West Virginia. The competition received entries from a dozen states, Canada and South Korea.

February 24, 2012

Public Services threatened in Prince George

PRINCE GEORGE—The Prince George Select Committee on Business gave their final report of recommendations to City Council this week.

The report includes 16 suggestions for improvements on how to create a “better environment for business to grow and generate new jobs” as well as six examples of what the City is currently doing well.

December 19, 2011

Feds peddle P3s: Join the fight to keep water public

BURNABY—Communities across B.C.

November 25, 2011

“Keep it Local, Keep it Public”

BURNABY—While B.C. residents have rejected P3 water and wastewater projects in numerous cities including the Capital Regional District, Whistler and most recently in Abbotsford and Mission, education about keeping resources public must continue.