Sponsors: City of Fort St. John
WHEREAS BC municipalities wish to make informed decisions about natural resource development and attract investment to their areas;
AND WHEREAS Geoscience BC provides unbiased public earth science research, as set out in the five-year Geoscience BC Strategic Management Plan 2018-2022:
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NCLGA and the UBCM requests that the provincial government provides Geoscience BC with funding of $10 million per year over five years ($50 million total) from March 31, 2019.
UBCM Comments: The UBCM membership has not previously considered a resolution calling on the Province to fund GeoScience BC.