Grand Forks city council receives report on climate reserve fund

Grand Forks city council received a report last Committee of the Whole meeting about the Climate Action Reserve Fund Bylaw No. 1989.

Grand Forks city council received a report at the Committee of the Whole meeting on July 22 for Climate Action Reserve Fund Bylaw No. 1989.

The bylaw would allow the city to have the option to spend carbon tax dollars locally rather than sending them away.

“We were going to send our reserve fund to the Darkwoods Project Trust Fund,” said Coun. Bob Kendel. “We are now able to establish our own fund with our own carbon tax dollars. Rather than send it away, we can keep the money here and put it towards our own green initiatives.”

As part of the carbon tax agreement, the city pays $25 per tonne of the city’s greenhouse gas emission towards the fund.

The bylaw has not yet been introduced for any readings by city council.

Just Posted

Opinion: The Second Street development might be a problem – but it’s not council’s problem

Reporter Kate Saylors writes about the common misconception surrounding a BC Housing development.

What’s happening for Family Day in the Boundary

Activities in and around Grand Forks offer something for everyone.

Call a foul on cancer with the Pink Whistle Campaign

Local basketball referees are raising money for cancer research

Petition on Second Street project presented to council

Over 1,000 signatures were gathered, but staff say council can’t do much about the project.

Have an escape plan, meeting place in event of fire

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue offers tips to keep your family prepared.

Trudeau’s principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor

Butts categorically denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the PMO improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould

East Kootenay mine deaths prompt safety initiatives

Teck produces educational video, introduces new procedures after contractor drowns at Fording River

‘How did we get here?’: B.C. mom of transplant recipient worries about measles outbreaks

Addison, 7, cannot get a live vaccine because she has a heart transplant

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for public inquiry over SNC-Lavalin questions

Vancouver member of Parliament Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned from cabinet last week

Canadian airlines waiting for guidance from Ottawa over X gender option

Major U.S. airlines said they will change their process so passengers can identify themselves along non-binary lines

Moose Hide campaign takes message to Canadian schools

Campaign launches new K-12 education platform

‘Violent’ B.C. man wanted on Canada-wide warrant

Prince George man with ties to Vernon sought by police

Homicide police investigate assault turned deadly in Surrey

60-year-old man died at hospital after assault

Skier injured in avalanche; snowmobiler stranded near Fernie

Fernie Search and Rescue performs two backcountry rescues in 24 hours

Most Read