Press Release: Rural Advisory Council accepting applications

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For immediate Release

January 7, 2015

Prince Rupert, BC – Applications are being accepted for the province’s Rural Advisory Council, deadline is January 9, 2015.

The purpose of the Council is to provide impartial and independent advice to government on matters related to rural development. The focus will be to provide advice on:

  • “Avenues to support greater rural access to capital;
  • Stronger business development support for rural entrepreneurs and businesses; and
  • Moving forward on the Rural Dividend.”

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North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice encourages local residents to apply, “I strongly encourage residents to apply for the Rural Advisory Council. Sitting on councils such as this are one of the best ways to directly influence government and the decisions that are being made about resource development in our region.”

Rice is hopeful that an advisory council made up of members of rural communities will give northerner’s interests more of a voice. “For those that feel they are not having their voices heard, this is a chance to speak up. I hope that some residents from our region apply so that the North Coast can be represented on this Council.”

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