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The year in review

March

My Mountain Co-op asks for municipal support in going after loan forgiveness from the provincial government. The city writes a letter to the province and also offers to give the group six months of no charge office space to use.

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Two local First Nations are set to receive payments from the Prince Rupert Port Authority due to its planned expansion. The payment to Kitselas and Kitsumkalum recognize their common property interests within the Tsimshian First Nation.

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The Coast Mountains School District purchases $65,000 in carbon offset credits after emitting too much carbon under provincial regulation. At $25 per tonne, money is gathered by provincial crown corporation Pacific Carbon Trust, which collects cash from public agencies who cannot reduce their emissions in accordance with the province’s Climate Action Plan.

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A local teacher survives Japan’s March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Katherine Geeraert was teaching English in an eastern Japanese coast town called Soma at the time.

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Air Canada Jazz announces it will add a fourth flight six days a week at the Northwest Regional Airport in spring to deal with an increased demand.

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The city of Terrace passes a bylaw allowing egg-laying hens to nest on residential properties. To the city, it was one step in the direction of food security.

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Terrace’s fire chief Peter Weeber resigns from his position, saying that he’s looking for an administrative position next. Weeber was fire chief in Terrace since 2005.

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Former Skeena MLA and MP Frank Howard dies at age 85. Howard was MLA from 1953-56 and MP from 1957- 1974. He represented Skeena provincially again from 1979 until 1986. Howard is credited with securing the vote for First Nations people during his time in Ottawa.

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The city boosts its repaving roads budget by $171,600, adding the use of a pulverizer to the process of road maintenance and therefor saving money when compared to a full-blown replacement program.

 

 

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