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COUNCIL MATTERS: Special Meeting -- Community Grants and an IT Decision

COUNCIL MATTERS: Special Meeting -- Community Grants and an IT Decision

Special Council Meeting, December 5, 2016

Council met to discuss and make  funding decisions for Community Grants, and to make a decision on the City's Information Technology (IT) needs.

Present:  Mayor Kathy Moore, and Councillors Aaron Cosbey, John Greene, Andrew Zwicker, Andy Morel, and Lloyd McLellan; Absent-- Marten Kruysse

Community Grants:

SFU Six introduce wearable technology to track hockey metrics

He shoots, he scores!” may take on a new meaning for entrepreneurial Simon Fraser University students. — Submitted photo

"He shoots, he scores!" may take on a new meaning for entrepreneurial Simon Fraser University students.

In 2017, a team of six students plans to launch a product called the Game7 Shooting System, wearable technology that introduces a new way to track hockey metrics.

Using smart technology, Game7 supports the development of hockey skills with equipment that includes a player wristband and a net attachment with smart sensors. It reports analytics on the four major hockey shots: slap shot, snap shot, wrist shot and backhand.

Scammers are out trying to steal your money — know before you spend

Scammers are out trying to steal your money — know before you spend

It's December 1, meaning less than a month before Christmas Day.

While shoppers are busy finding that perfect gift, so are scammers busy trying to steal away any, or all, of the happiness that goes with the festive season.

The Better Business Bureau says Canadians typically spend in the range of 30 billion dollars over the holiday season. That includes everything from candy canes to ski trips to the area mountains.

Scammers realize the public is more likely to spend and give more over the next few months than any other time of the year.

TAXES, HOME PRICES -- HOW DOES ROSSLAND STACK UP, REALLY?

TAXES, HOME PRICES -- HOW DOES ROSSLAND STACK UP, REALLY?

Janice Nightingale  got curious after Rossland's budget presentation last spring.  "Things looked grim!" she says, and she could see that Council was struggling to make the best decisions.  The grimness had a lot to do with Rossland's ancient infrastructure and the urgent need to replace much of it at great expense, not to mention some regional projects that will cost Rossland a painful amount -- and we'll have to pay for it all somehow from a limited tax base.  People were worried about Rossland becoming less affordable and less competitive.

Feds Fail to Respect Indigenous Fisheries Rights

Feds Fail to Respect Indigenous Fisheries Rights

Fishing is as emblematic to Canada as ice hockey. It’s also a way of life with a long tradition in coastal Indigenous communities. But since European contact, it’s been all but eliminated as an economic development opportunity for them.

New Teck $174-million acid plant to create 160 jobs during construction

New Teck $174-million acid plant to create 160 jobs during construction

Teck Metals Ltd. (“Teck”) announced Monday that the company will invest $174 million in the installation of a new acid plant to improve efficiency and environmental performance at its Trail Operations.

CBT Board Announces New President and CEO

JohnnyStrilaeff

Columbia Basin Trust Board of Directors has announced that they have appointed Johnny Strilaeff to the position of President and CEO. Strilaeff has been with the Trust since 2005, most recently as the Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer.

Strilaeff moves into the position following the unexpected passing of long-time President and CEO Neil Muth earlier this month.

U.S. lumber industry petitions government to launch trade litigation

BC Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson is disappointed U.S. lumber industry is pushing for trade litigation.

Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson released the following statement today on the status of negotiations between Canada and the U.S. on softwood lumber and in response to the U.S. lumber industry filing its petition requesting the U.S. Government launch litigation against the Canadian and provincial governments and forest companies. He issued the statement while on the 2016 Forestry Asia Trade Mission to expand markets for B.C. wood products in China and Japan.:

KSCU and Steelworkers Union ratify agreement

KSCU and Steelworkers Union ratify agreement

After reaching a tentative agreement on November 23, the respective bargaining principals for Kootenay Savings Credit Union and United Steelworkers Locals 9705 and 1405 have now ratified the terms of a renewed collective agreement. Both parties’ bargaining teams unanimously recommended acceptance.

LETTER: From Rafe Mair to Justin Trudeau

LETTER: From Rafe Mair to Justin Trudeau

TO PRIME MINISTER THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JUSTIN TRUDEAU

Mr. Prime Minister, as you contemplate approving pipelines in our province, I respectfully suggest you ask yourself a couple of questions.

How come Donald Trump, a Republican, could say the most outrageous things about Hillary Clinton, a Democrat, supported by a very popular presidential couple, yet  voters elect him anyway? The polls had Clinton from wire to wire - yet she lost.

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