UBCM Annual Convention begins Monday

The Union of British Columbia Municipalities Annual Convention kicks off on Monday.

Directors from the Regional District and councilors from Fort St. John will be attending the conference at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The conference allows municipal and regional districts to pass resolutions. If a resolution is passed, the UBCM makes recommendations to the Province.

The City of Fort St. John is putting forth two resolutions at the conference. One proposes amendments to the Community Charter, while the other focuses on a plastic bag reduction initiative. The Peace River Regional District will also be submitting a couple of resolutions, including the establishment of a paleontological research facility and a Carbon Tax exemption for the agricultural sector.

The convention will go from the 28th to October 2nd, with resolution discussions beginning on Wednesday.

Fort St. John Mayor Bruce Lantz will be giving energeticcity.ca daily updates from the conference.