-16 C
Fort St. John
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
9924 101 ave Fort St. John, B.C.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Home News Stronger partnership benefits the North

Stronger partnership benefits the North

Advertisement

The Fort Nelson First Nation and the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality will be working together to strengthen communities in the north.

Chief Kathi Dickie of the Fort Nelson First Nation and Fort Nelson Mayor Bill Streeper made the announcement on Wednesday.

The pair formed a collaborative working relationship to strengthen communities. The two councils initiated the idea at a meeting on July 7.

- Advertisement -

Dickie says Prophet River First Nation and Acho Dene Koe will also be asked to join the initiative.

She says both councils will focus on the social, economic and environmental well-being of the communities. She also says it’s very important to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to future growth.

Mayor Bill Streeper says the partnership with the both Councils will allow many opportunities for joint delivery of services. He says this will now set a common framework to guide future growth while carrying out our environmental stewardship responsibilities.

Both Councils agree that since northeastern B.C. is slated for shale gas development, it’s important to have a common voice for the region. Especially, Streeper says, when it comes to securing jobs, housing, infrastructure, recreation and commercial services.

The Fort Nelson First Nation and the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality are expected to sign a memorandum of agreement in the upcoming months.

get the latest news in your inbox

Author

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Local Events

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Must Read

Good results for local Long Track Skaters at Championships

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The 2019 B.C. Long Track Championships were held in Fort St. John over the weekend.127 skaters participated in this...