October 19, 2017

Article & Photo by Marie Milner, Kootenay Business Magazine.

Cranbrook’s administrative team of Lee Pratt and David Kim—mayor and CAO respectively—attended the annual Union of British Columbia Municipalities conference, and they came home on September 29 with a promise from Lisa Beare, minister of tourism, arts and culture: she would look at Cranbrook’s application for the MRDT (Municipality and Regional District Tax) program “soon.”

The application had been in bureaucratic limbo since it was submitted more than a year earlier, but on October 3, after Kim made a follow-up call to Beare’s office, Cranbrook’s MRDT application was approved. “That’s very good news for Cranbrook,” said Pratt.

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