Ombudsman in Fort St. John Tuesday


The provincial ombudsman, hoping to improve local area understanding of the services provided by her office begins a tour of Northeast BC Tuesday.

First stop is Fort St. John, with others scheduled in Dawson Creek, McKenzie and Chetwynd on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday respectively.

The tour will allow Kim Carter to meet with various community groups and public agencies, which fall under her jurisdiction.

It also allows the public the opportunity to register in-person-complaints, provided they’re booked in advance, by calling 1-800-567-3247.

The ombudsman’s office investigates complaints, impartially and confidentially and, the service is free.

It responded to over six and a half thousand complaints and enquiries, in fiscal 2007/2008.