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Bob Lorriman, party Chair arrives

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 Jordan Bober (Admin and Volunteer Coordinator); Wyatt Tessari (Director of Regional Development); Bob Lorriman (party Chair); Lara Beckett (Director, Regional District of Fraser-Fort George); Andy Shadrack (Director, Regional District of Central Kootenay)

Calling David Coon, elected tonight as Canada's 2nd Green MLA

While not specifically anything to do with the UBCM convention, this occupied a lot of our attention tonight. New Brunswick headed to the polls today to elect a new government, and our colleague David Coon, the leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick was elected in his riding of Fredericton South! David is the second Green MLA elected in Canada (the other being Andrew Weaver) and the first Green politician elected east of BC.

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This is a photo of Adam making the very first call from one leader of an elected provincial Green Party to congratulate the leader of another elected provincial Green Party. Congratulations David!

LNG in BC: “If we can pull this thing off!”

This morning we attended the LNG in BC: Opportunities and Challenges session at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention in Whistler, BC. The session should have been called LNG in BC: If we can we pull this thing off!”

The presenters highlighted the opportunity presented by the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry in British Columbia, but it lacked the balance needed to provide a fair analysis of what is really going on in the B.C. gas fields.

Chief Councillor Ellis Ross of the Haisla Nation

2 hours and 40 minutes later, Chief Councillor Ross is the second-to-last presenter and the first person to even mention the word "emissions" in this presentation on LNG in BC. 

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Morning panels: LNG in BC and Earthquake preparedness

Good morning!

We've registered and are now in our morning sessions. Adam and Director of Communications Stefan Jonsson are at a panel discussion on LNG in BC, and Director of Development Wyatt Tessari and Admin and Volunteer Coordinator Jordan Bober are at the Earthquake preparedness session.

Adam and staff will provide analysis on the LNG presentations later in the day.

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Honourable Rich Coleman, Minister of Natural Gas Development and Minister Responsible for Housing

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