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Sunday, October 21, 2018
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9924 101 ave Fort St. John, B.C.
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MP Bob Zimmer – Weekly Report – On the situation around the Old Fort landslide

Bob’s Weekly Report Our hearts, like many of yours, are with the residents of the Old Fort who have been impacted by the recent landslide. While the landslide seems to have slowed down, it has taken out the power lines and only road leading in and out of the area. Most have been without power for more than a week...
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MP Bob Zimmer – Weekly Report – On the LNG Canada final investment decision

Bob’s Weekly Report After months of uncertainty and disappointment thanks to the Liberal government’s continued failure to champion Canada’s energy industry, we finally… FINALLY… have some good news. LNG Canada has announced that investors have given the $40 billion project the green light. This includes the construction of a $6.2 billion, 670-kilometre Coastal GasLink pipeline project. This is great news for Northeastern BC! The...
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MP Bob Zimmer – Weekly Report – On the latest Facebook data breach

Bob’s Weekly Report As Chair of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, I have been presiding over our committee’s study into the breach of personal information involving Cambridge Analytica and Facebook. This study has led to the tabling of an interim report entitled “Addressing Digital Privacy Vulnerabilities and Potential Threats to Canada’s Democratic Electoral Process”. We have...
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Solicitor-General Mike Farnworth – Column – Use your power wisely, don’t become a statistic

With great power comes great responsibility - but you wouldn't know it from some of the troubling, recent traffic statistics in B.C. Last year, we saw about 350,000 crashes in our province. Too often, speed, distraction and impairment are the top contributing factors cited by police in the worst incidents, where people suffer death or serious injury. In the first seven...
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MP Bob Zimmer – Weekly Report – On gas prices in Northern B.C.

Bob’s Weekly Report One of the questions I get asked a lot is, “Why are our gas prices so high?” Many residents are also frustrated by the vastly different prices throughout the region. For example, one day this summer gas was 128.9/L in Dawson Creek, while in Fort St. John it was 145.9/L, 133.5/L in Fort Nelson, and 134.9/L in Prince...
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MLA Dan Davies – Weekly Column – The NDP and Greens make for strange political bedfellows

‘If you stand for nothing, you will fall for everything’ as the old phrase goes. If you are a Green Party member, or perhaps someone who voted for Andrew Weaver in the last election, you are one of many who are asking themselves that very same question. We are now well into in the second year of the NDP/Green Party...
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MP Bob Zimmer – Weekly Report – On National Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Heritage Day

Bob’s Weekly Report In 2013 I was proud to vote for my friend and former colleague MP Rick Norlock’s Private Member’s Bill which established a National Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Heritage Day to be celebrated annually on the third Saturday of September. As Canadians, we understand the importance of conservation and those who hunt and fish for recreation or for food...
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MLA Dan Davies – Weekly Column – Local governments feeling pinched by Province

There is a lot up for discussion at this week’s annual summit between local governments and the provincial government in Whistler. Talks at the Union of B.C. Municipalities will feature local municipal and regional district leaders angling for more money and resources from cabinet ministers in particular. And while there is a lot to talk about – everything from wildfire damage to...
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MP Bob Zimmer – Weekly Report – Learning from this year’s record wildfire season

Bob’s Weekly Report As we seem to be over the worst of this year’s wildfires, I think it is important that we take a step back, reflect on what happened this summer, and investigate what we can do to help fight future wildfires. It is why I sat down with Fort St. John’s Safeguard owner Jeff Kelly after hearing news that...
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MLA Dan Davies – Weekly Column – Back to School Week

Back to school week is a tremendous reminder that education is the single most important gift that we can bestow on a child. Nothing else gives a person a greater chance for success or happiness in life than a basic education. It lays the foundation of our society and provides us with the skills to communicate, cooperate and build...
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MP Bob Zimmer – Weekly Report – On the Federal Court of Appeal’s Trans Mountain decision

Bob’s Weekly Report News that the Federal Court of Appeal had ruled against the approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project sent shock waves throughout the region and across the country. After over a year and a half of waiting for the Liberal government to come up with a concrete plan to ensure that this project is completed, Canadians are...
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MLA Dan Davies – Weekly Column – B.C. not out of the woods yet this wildfire season

Despite the campfire ban being lifted in our region, we are still not out of the woods yet when it comes to wildfire prevention. The 2018 wildfire season has already been declared the second worst on record with 945 square kilometres of forestland destroyed so far. Perhaps the most distressing statistic is that 400 of the 2,000 wildfires started this year...
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MP Bob Zimmer – Weekly Report – On the current wildfire situation in B.C. Part 2

Bob’s Weekly Report As the wildfires in the province continue to burn and more evacuees are being forced from their homes, concerns continue to be raised about the level of resources that have been deployed to fight these fires. That is why, on the same day that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau travelled to Prince George to meet with first responders, I...
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MLA Dan Davies – Weekly Column – The void left by the departure of Greyhound

The departure of Greyhound passenger bus service is leaving transportation minister Claire Trevena in a bit of a pickle. With a great deal of fanfare last May, the NDP government patted itself on the back for launching a bare-bones replacement bus service, called BC Bus North, when Greyhound initially announced it was withdrawing service from just northern routes. The $2...
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MP Bob Zimmer – Weekly Report – On the current wildfire situation in B.C.

Bob’s Weekly Report After a recent event in Prince George, I was travelling north along Hart Highway when the skies turned a dark red. It was only 6:00 p.m. but the heavy smoke from the nearby wildfires made it feel like it was closer to midnight. It was an eerie feeling and a strong reminder of the powerful, unpredictable nature of...
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MLA Dan Davies – Weekly Column – Horgan must defend provincial rights over Coastal GasLink

A few weeks ago, environmental activist Mike Sawyer made an attempt to impede a final decision on LNG Canada by filing a request to have the National Energy Board (NEB) conduct a review of TransCanada’s Coastal GasLink pipeline. The move has outraged communities across B.C. because the project has already undergone an exhaustive provincial review that looked at everything from...
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MP Bob Zimmer – Weekly Report – On the removal of Sir John A. Macdonald’s statue from Victoria City Hall

Bob’s Weekly Report On August 11, the City of Victoria removed its statue of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first Prime Minister, from the steps of city hall. City council claimed they made the decision as a step towards reconciliation, but many, including myself, see it as political correctness gone too far. Concerns were also raised by some Victoria city councillors...
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MP BOB ZIMMER – WEEKLY REPORT – Eveline Gropler

Bob’s Weekly Report Anyone who has gone to a Spruce Kings hockey game in Prince George will most likely recognize Eveline Gropler.  She and her husband Eric have been dedicated fans and actively involved with the team behind the scenes as directors. However, while this may be her favourite, she has dedicated her time and energy to other grateful organizations over...
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