District offers firefighters pool party

The District of Port Hardy offered firefighters a free pool party, rather than family passes

PORT HARDY – A free pool party may be a better way to show firefighters appreciation than free family passes.

That was the conclusion of the District of Port Hardy Legislative Review Committee after receiving a request from Deputy Fire Chief Shell Nickerson for family swim passes.

“In January 2010 the deputy chief requested paid monthly family passes for all firefighters,” said the minutes of a committee meeting April 18 and shared with council at its May 10 meeting. “This was given as a one-time pass on January 12, 2010.”

Twenty-nine passes were prepared by the recreation staff but none were claimed. The potential revenue loss to the District is $44,957.25.

The committee recommended instead that firefighters be offed free use of the pool and/or the arena for a one-time family event, with the cost for a barbecue covered by the District.

 

Contracts settled

After several months of negotiations, contracts have been signed with two District employee groups. The International Union of Operating Engineers (I.U.O.E) and the municipal hall employees have both agreed to wage increases of 5.5 percent over three years, reported Rick Davidge, chief administrative officer for the District. Minor changes were also made in standby and call out charges.

 

Just Posted

Port Hardy residents faced early-morning Tsunami warning evacuation

The warning was cancelled at approximately 4:30 am.

UPDATE: Tsunami warning cancelled for coastal British Columbia

Warning issued following 7.9 earthquake off Kodiak, AK

Tsunami warning issued for Coastal B.C.

It is recommended that individuals residing below 20 metres should move to higher ground.

NIBB offers health and wellness activities

“I strongly believe in the importance of the programs that we offer.”

Peewees finish season strong with back-to-back wins against Thunderbirds

“We can compete with anybody when we’re playing our top game.”

Testing the Google Arts & Culture app

Going face to face with art

Man faces 48 charges in string of random Toronto shootings

The string of unprovoked shootings began Jan.9, say police

‘Shape of Water’ producer, Christopher Plummer among Canadian Oscar nominees

Guillermo del Toro film about merman romance earns 13 nominations

Canada, TPP agrees to revised deal without the United States

Canada and the remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have agreed to a revised trade agreement

Tsunami warnings 101: Canada

Here are some things to know about tsunami alerts in Canada and how they work

Rogers Media cuts ties with Vice Canada

Rogers Media and Vice Canada are ending their three-year-old partnership, pulling Viceland TV channel off the air

Tsunami warning prompts evacuations in Port Alberni

Alaska earthquake prompted warning for coastal BC

VIDEO: Fuel truck and train collide in B.C. causing massive fire

More emergency crews are still arriving on scene of a massive fire at the Port Coquitlam rail yard.

Most Read