Union of British Columbia Municipalities
98th Annual Conference & Municipal
seeds of BC Scene Magazine were planted at the
UBCM 95th Annual Conference in 1998. At the time we were
seeking a broader editorial base for our magazines, which
then focused on travel and tourism. Having built solid
contacts with dozens of BC communities through Air
Highways Magazine and Supermaps, distributed by BC
airports, we knew that our circle would be complete as
soon as we added "Economic Development" to the editorial
menu. That was our 'defining moment' - and since then
we've conducted many interviews to provide future readers
with a blend of topics that reflect a new, vibrant,
enterprising spirit for British Columbia.
To set the stage, a new Editorial
Board was created, with prominent BC Publisher Joseph
C. Whitehead serving as Chairman. His background with
the Journal of Commerce, BC Lumberman and Southex Trade
Shows will be invaluable. His many contacts in BC,
Western Canada, the USA, and the Asia Pacific region led
to wide and will be paramount in the success of BC Scene.
From the keen
interest shown by those we interviewed at the UBCM 98th
Annual Conference, launching BC Scene has proven to be a
wise decision. There is not a community, government
agency or supplier at the marketplace who will not
benefit from exposure in BC Scene Magazine. Here are some
of the stories in progress:
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the following and many more to be profiled.
Housing Association: Our editor has a solid
background in this important area going back to the
1970s, when he was President of the industry's national
Advertising and PR firm. A major feature will appear in
one of BC Scene's coming editions.
Forest Industries: COFI was well represented at the
UBCM Conference with exhibits by many of its member
associations and companies. For more on this province
wide, internationally active organization see
BC Forest Scene.
Renewal BC: This attractive exhibit presented a focus
on four key programs that invest in fish stocks, habitat
restoration, fisheries and seafood development and
Exploration Roundup 2002 which features the theme
"Back to Canada" is being held from January 21-25, 2002
at the Four Seasons Hotel and the Fairmont Hotel
Vancouver. Details from the British Columbia &
Yukon Chamber of Mines (604) 681-5328.
Trans Canada Highway Association: See stories on the
Yellowhead in our Adventure
The Association will be attending the Northwest
Corridor Development Association
in Smithers, BC, Oct 24-26, 2001. (details)
Canada's Railways Section:
We have been active on the Railway Scene in the media
since 1989 - and there's much more to come.
our Rail Adventure Section.
Corps of commissionaires: With the concern about
terrorists on the home front, the Commissionaires are
poised to take on a wider role should it be required.
This possibility will be part of our continuing story
UBCM "Water, Storm Water, Waste Water Conference":
One of our Editorial Board members will be exhibiting
at this timely event being held at the newly expanded
Wall Centre Convention
Complex, Vancouver, BC, Oct. 11, 12.
on the following pages.
ACTUAL VALUE ASSESSMENT
VARIABLE TAX RATE SYSTEM
SOCIAL ASSISTANCE COSTS DROPPED
FROM THE PROPERTY TAX
MUNICIPAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION OF
THREE YEAR ELECTIONS
MUNICIPAL HOUSE IN VICTORIA
LIABILITY AND REGIONAL DISTRICT
MUNICIPLAL TICKETING AND BYLAW
RCMP CONTRACT RENEWAL
Many more UBCM
introductions and links to come.
Scene's Seminar Series 2002
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