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07/30/2015 - 19:46
Dr. Colin Carrie, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, today announced an investment of $3.7 million for the Inuvik Satellite Station Facility (ISSF). The funding will be used to improve and build roads granting access to the facility. Dr. Carrie also celebrated the inauguration of a new satellite antenna and operations building at the facility.
07/30/2015 - 19:33
The Inuvik Satellite Station Facility (ISSF) has grown to accommodate three antennas, one owned by the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), one by a partnership between SSC (formerly the Swedish Space Corporation) and France's Centre national d'études spatiales (CNES), and one by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). SSC is installing their second antenna on the site in 2015. The ISSF is poised for significant further development.
07/30/2015 - 19:00
Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Delta–Richmond East; Scott Hamilton, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Delta North; Greg Moore, Chair of Metro Vancouver Board of Directors and Mayor of the City of Port Coquitlam, and Chief Bryce Williams of Tsawwassen First Nation
07/30/2015 - 18:50
Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure announcement with Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec; the Honourable Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure for British Columbia; Pat Pimm, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Peace River North.

Have your say on next year’s federal budget

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Chilliwack- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is encouraging concerned citizens to participate in the annual pre-budget consultation process now underway.

"This is a great opportunity to have your say in how best the Government can keep Canada growing and prosperous in a fragile global economy," said Strahl.

Small businesses, non-profit groups, industry organizations, and individuals are all invited to participate in this important process by making an online submission at the following website: http://bit.ly/LyJ1fM. The deadline for submissions is August 3, 2012.

All submissions will help to inform the Committee's pre-budget recommendations, many of which have ultimately been reflected in previous federal budgets.

Submissions will be circulated to all members of the House Finance Committee, who will then identify those who will be invited to make an oral presentation scheduled to begin in September 2012.

For additional information on the Committee's pre-budget consultation, please visit the Standing Committee on Finance's website at: http://bit.ly/O9M1Pw.

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