Provincial budget consultations are underway. (Photo by: Don Denton)

Provincial finance committee plans Castlegar stop

You can participate in person or by teleconference.

A government committee wants your ideas about what should be in the next provincial budget.

The select standing committee on finance and government services, a parliamentary committee of the legislative assembly, will hold a public hearing in Castlegar on Tuesday, June 11 as part of its Budget 2020 consultation.

The committee invites you to share priorities.

The public hearing will take place at the Sandman Hotel Castlegar (1944 Columbia Ave.), Kootenay Room, from 3 to 6 p.m.

You can participate in person or by teleconference. Reserve a time with the committee via the committee’s website: https://bcleg.ca/FGSbudget

Teleconference opportunities can be requested by calling: 250 356-2933 or 1 877 428-8337 (toll-free in B.C.)

The committee is also providing opportunities to share written input, make an audio or video submission, or fill out a survey via its website.

The consultation closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 28. The committee intends to release its report on the consultation in late July or early August.

Just Posted

RCMP renew request for help finding missing Nakusp man

Christopher Sanford was reported missing Aug. 5

Mishap with deer sends biker to hospital

Accident Thursday morning near Slocan Park

Pregnant Kootenay teachers fight to change compensation rules

Risk to unborn babies not recognized by WorkSafeBC

PLACE NAMES: Salmo and Slocan neighbourhoods

An an 1897 plan called for Salmo streets named Lincoln and Washington plus a Victoria Square

VIDEO: Canadian zoos’ captive breeding programs help preserve endangered species

Programs considered last-ditch effort to prevent local extinctions of turtles, butterflies and more

Scene it? Castlegar New’s weekly photo contest

Take a guess in our weekly guess-the-location photo contest.

Vancouver man arrested after pregnant woman’s SUV stolen, then crashed

Police are recommending charges against a 22-year-old Vancouver man

Environment groups warned saying climate change is real could be seen as partisan

Talk of climate change could be viewed as advocating against Maxime Bernier, the leader of the People’s Party of Canada

Search crews find 4-year-old boy who went missing near Mackenzie

George went missing early Saturday afternoon

15-year-old boy drowns after midnight jump into Okanagan Lake

The RCMP and BC Coroners Service are investigating the drowning.

Canadian entrepreneurs turning beer byproduct into bread, cookies and profits

Some breweries turn to entrepreneurs looking to turn spent grain into treats for people and their pets

Most Read