News

Infrastructure key topic at national gathering

Infrastructure ranked among the top issues discussed at this year’s Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference, according to Mayor John Ruttan.

Six Nanaimo city councillors went to the event at Niagara Falls, Ont., May 30-June 2, costing the city roughly $15,600.

The annual event brings civic leaders from across the country together to discuss issues and take part in workshops and policy forums. Ruttan said this year infrastructure and the federal government’s new Building Canada fund were among the main issues talked about by civic leaders.

“A lot of questions were related to a more equitable transfer of money recognizing that out of every tax dollar only eight cents goes to municipalities,” he said. “We are trying to find out what other financing opportunities there are in the way of grants and so on to help us, the cities, with our infrastructure.”

Councillors Jim Kipp, Bill McKay, George Anderson, Diana Johnstone and Ted Greves also attended.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

B.C.-only wines to come to some grocery stores
 
Lack of addiction treatment flagged by crime panel
 
NDP blasts lottery corporation spending
Lava slows but still on track to hit Hawaii market
 
New colour scheme for development is fine with church
 
Will you be ready when ‘The Big One’ hits?
Community comes through for Kiwanis Hilton Centre
 
Deep Bay Marine Station — whale bones sold out
 
Coroner confirms body that of missing senior

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.