City Council approves three proclamations


Fort St. John City Council moved to accept three proclamations at the Committee of the Whole on Tuesday.

The first was put forward by Brent Hodson, and was to have council officially proclaim the month of November as “Movember.” It is the fourth such campaign in Canada and is designed to rally men in Canada to grow mustaches during November to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer.

It is the hope of campaign chair Brent Hodson that the proclamation will help extend Movember to the entire city. Interested men or women can register and find further information at

Secondly it was proclaimed by council that the month of October is declared "Community Living Month" for the Fort St. John Association for Community Living. It is the 50th anniversary of the Association and council noted the exceptional work they do in the community. The proclamation was put forward by Cory Goodwin, who serves as the Association’s Special Projects Coordinator.

Lastly the week of Oct. 18-24 has been declared as "Waste Reduction Week." The purpose of the week is to raise awareness about waste and its environmental and social impacts. Council note that the Fort St. John community is committed to conserving resources, educating the community and protecting the environment. The proclamation was put forward by Northern Environmental Action Team President Jarrod Bell.

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