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Mining industry boosted by provincial jobs plan TOM FLETCHER Black Press

Premier Christy Clark unveiled the details of her jobs plan at a Vancouver Board of Trade luncheon Thursday, including a target to have eight new mines in opera-

tion in B.C. by 2015. The B.C. Jobs Plan also promises an upgrade to the Deltaport shipping facility by 2014, in addition to improvements to the Prince Rupert bulk port announced earlier in the week.

Clark committed $50 million to improve the railway link to the port near the Tsawwassen ferry terminal, the first stage of a $200 million Deltaport development. Clark also announced an addi-

REGIONAL DISTRICT OF CENTRAL OKANAGAN REFERENDUM – NOVEMBER 19, 2011 (Killiney Community Hall Service Area Establishment) BYLAW NO. 1294 – Proposed establishment of a service area to fund the operation, maintenance and capital expenditures of the Killiney Community Hall Building Site NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO VOLUNTEER AS A SCRUTINEER On Saturday, November 19, 2011 qualified electors within the Killiney Community Hall Service Area will be voting on the following question: “Are you in favour of the Regional District of Central Okanagan adopting Bylaw No. 1294 to establish a service area within a portion of Central Okanagan West Electoral Area to operate and maintain the Killiney Community Hall, at an annual cost not to exceed $0.05 per $1000 of assessed value of land and improvements on properties within the service area?�

tional $24 million to fund mining, water and land permit approvals and reduce the backlog for permits by the end of next year. She said the increased efficiency will not be at the expense of environmental regulations. The commitment to add permit resources responds to one of the criticisms from NDP leader Adrian Dix. “The premier has tried to blame regulations, environmentalists and aboriginal people,� Dix said. “They’ve actually taken away people who work on those approvals, and they need to address those issues rather than blaming others.� The entire plan is

In accordance with Section 169 of the Local Government Act, Scrutineers for and against the question must be appointed if applications are received from persons who wish to volunteer for the positions.

Mary Jane Drouin, Chief Election Officer Lyla Lindsay, Deputy Chief Election Officer

plan include: s  NEW NON TREAty agreements with aboriginal groups by

2011 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS NOTICE OF NOMINATION PUBLIC NOTICE is given to the electors of the District of Coldstream that nomination for the ofÂżces of:

Application forms are available at: Regional District of Central Okanagan, 1450 K.L.O. Road, Kelowna, B.C. Download from our website at For information on the requirements and procedures for making an application call 250-763-4918:

available at a new government website, www. Other targets in the


Only persons entitled to vote as electors on the question shown above are entitled to act as scrutineers. One scrutineer for and one scrutineer against the question may be appointed for each voting place if sufficient applications are received. Applications to act as a scrutineer will be received by the Chief Election Officer at the office of the: Regional District of Central Okanagan 1450 K.L.O. Road, Kelowna, B.C. during regular office days and hours for the period: commencing at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 4, 2011 and ending at 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 14, 2011. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.


Premier Christy Clark has focused her jobs plan on Asia, and will be leading on a trade mission to China and India in November.

Mayor – One (1) person to be elected Councillor – Six (6) people to be elected will be received by the Chief Election Of¿cer or a designated person at 9901 Kalamalka Road, Coldstream, BC, as follows: October 4, 2011 - 9:00 am to October 14, 2011 - 4:00 pm Excluding Statutory holidays and weekends Nomination documents are available at the Municipal Hall located at 9901 Kalamalka Road, Coldstream, BC during regular business hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Statutory Holidays.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is quali¿ed to be nominated, elected, and to hold of¿ce as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria: • Canadian citizen; • 18 years of age or older; • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are ¿led; and • not disquali¿ed by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding of¿ce. **

A Candidate Information Session will be held in the Municipal Hall Council Chambers on Thursday, October 6, 2011 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Information with regard to the election process, nomination forms and duties of elected ofÂżcials will be available at this session.

FURTHER INFORMATION on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting: Keri-Ann Austin, Chief Election OfÂżcer at 250-545-5304 Michael Stamhuis, Deputy Chief Election OfÂżcer at 250-545-5304


2015 sMILLIONFORBORder technology and information systems by April 2012 s NINE UPGRADES OR expansions to currently operating B.C. mines s -AKING "# ONE of the top two provinces in job growth and gross domestic product growth by 2015 The Vancouver announcement is the fourth in a week-long series of campaignstyle stops to roll out an employment development plan that Clark is pitching as “the central mission of my job as premier.� -ONDAY SHE VISited Prince Rupert to announce a $90 million expansion of the Ridley Island bulk commodity port, cost shared with the federal government and CN Rail. Tu e s d ay in Kamloops, Clark set a target of increasing international students in B.C. by 50 per cent, with regional panels to identify the skills required for new workers. We d n e s d a y in Surrey, Clark announced that the B.C. government will add an extra $3 million to its small business venture capital tax credit and set up an expert panel to review business taxes.


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