The Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance has partnered with the province as a way to support economic growth and to better understand the growing needs of its regions communities.
This has resulted in a memorandum of understanding to be signed which will strengthen the partnership between B.C. and the RBA.
It will outline common goals and set out principles for future engagement.
Additionally, it will build shared knowledge of the unique challenges in the region and determine the next phase to discuss solutions.
“The MOU is a significant step forward for the Resource Benefits Alliance and the Province of B.C. The RBA is pleased to see the recognition of the economic, social, health, environmental and heritage impacts of major resource development in northwestern British Columbia and to be moving toward long-term sustainability for our communities,” said Houston Mayor Shane Brienen.
In April, the province and the Northwest RBA met in Terrace resumed negotiations over sharing tax revenues on industrial projects.
The RBA is an association of the 21 local governments in the northwest.
It was formed in 2014 and includes member municipalities and electoral areas of the Regional District of Bulkley- Nechako, the Regional- District of Kitimat-Stikine and the North Coast Regional District.