5.8 C
Fort St. John
Thursday, October 17, 2019
9924 101 ave Fort St. John, B.C.
Home News Petition calls for mayor to scrap pilot project

Petition calls for mayor to scrap pilot project

Fort St. John’s Mayor Lori Ackerman received a petition supported letter from Shelly Walton of Airdrie, Alberta.

Walton wants the mayor to reconsider is the provincial government’s request to consider developing a pilot project, which would focus on the attraction, retention, and integration, of immigrant families to the city.

However, Ackerman says she has, “Not been contacted by the person who started the petition seeking clarification of the proposed project, so it is no surprise that it contains assumptions and incorrect information.”

She last reported signatures totaling more than half the target number of 5,000.

The initiative is aimed at attracting permanent residents to Northeast BC in an attempt to fill what has repeatedly been identified as a skilled labor shortage in the region.

Ackerman says, “The proposed project is being drafted to specific needs in this community, and people from Alberta may not be aware of those needs.”

get the latest news in your inbox


Local Events

Must Read

Huskies Player of the Week: Sam Smith

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – This week’s Huskies Player of the Week is #30 Goalie Sam Smith. Each week, a different player from the Huskies...