Northwestern B.C. regional district to select chair tonight

The Kitimat-Stikine Regional District has six municipal directors and six from rural areas.

Terrace city councillor Stacey Tyers says she plans to seek reelection for a second term as chair of the Regional District of Kitimat Stikine at the vote happening this evening at the regional district’s December meeting.

The regional district is made up of two municipal councillors from Terrace, one councillor each from Kitimat, New Hazelton, Hazelton and Stewart and six directly-elected board directors Thornhill, the rural area surrounding Terrace and south to Kitimat, the Nass Valley, the Hazelton rural area, Dease Lake and the rural area taking in Iskut, Bob Quinn and Telegraph Creek.

The rural directors are elected for four years but municipal directors are chosen annually by their respective councils.

Tyers is running again for the regional district chair position based on her election at the City of Terrace’s Nov. 30 council meeting to be one of Terrace’s two councillors to sit on the regional district board.

Tyers likened the regional district chair position to that of a mayor of a municipality.

“It’s similar to being the mayor of a municipality,” she said of the duties of the chair. “You need to sign off on all the documents, you need to attend all the events, you need to run the meeting.”

Last year Tyers was up against Harry Nyce Sr. who represents the Nass Valley on the regional district board. He was then chosen to be vice chair.

Also returning to the regional district board as a Terrace representative is councillor James Cordeiro. Councillor Sean Bujtas was unsuccessful in a bid to be one of the two representatives.

A second vote to choose Terrace councillors to fill in for Tyers and Cordeiro in case of their absence saw Bujtas and Lynne Christiansen selected. Councillor Michael Prevost also ran.

It was decided that Bujtas would be the alternate for Cordeiro and Christiansen will fill in for Tyers in case of absence.

In addition to her Terrace and regional duties, Tyers is also chair of the Northwest B.C. Resource Benefits Alliance, the grouping of local governments from the coast to Vanderhoof which is seeking a share of the taxes from regional resource industries now going to the provincial government.

 

Just Posted

College buys a yurt to boost student success

Round tent-like structure part of college instructional shift

Soup kitchen sees “groundswell of community support”

Donations toward looming tax bill push non-profit back in the black

Terrace husband and wife honoured for saving each other’s lives

BC Ambulance presented each a Vital Link Award for separate incidents of CPR

Council supports lobby for fair share of cannabis tax revenue

The City of Terrace is throwing its support behind a West Kelowna… Continue reading

Airport registers modest passenger increase

Manager anticipates further growth in 2018 as expansion project nears completion

Airport registers modest passenger increase

Manager anticipates further growth in 2018 as expansion project nears completion

Two Canadians, two Americans abducted in Nigeria are freed

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, especially on the Kaduna to Abuja highway

Are you ready for some wrestling? WWE’s ‘Raw’ marks 25 years

WWE flagship show is set to mark its 25th anniversary on Monday

B.C. woman who forged husband’s will gets house arrest

Princeton Judge says Odelle Simmons did not benefit from her crime

Women’s movement has come a long way since march on Washington: Activists

Vancouver one of several cities hosting event on anniversary of historic Women’s March on Washington

Liberals’ 2-year infrastructure plan set to take 5: documents

Government says 793 projects totalling $1.8 billion in federal funds have been granted extensions

Workers shouldn’t be used as ‘pawns’ in minimum wage fight: Wynne

Comments from Kathleen Wynne after demonstrators rallied outside Tim Hortons locations across Canada

John ‘Chick’ Webster, believed to be oldest living former NHL player, dies

Webster died Thursday at his home in Mattawa, Ont., where he had resided since 1969

World’s fastest log car made in B.C. sells for $350,000 US

Cedar Rocket auctioned off three times at Barrett-Jackson Co., netting $350,000 US for veterans

Most Read