Teacher Bargaining Update – Labour Board Decision


B.C. teachers can keep drawing full salaries and don’t have to fill out report cards as part of their “controlled strike” during contract talks with the provincial government, a labour tribunal has ruled.

The B.C. Labour Relations Board (LRB) released the ruling late Tuesday in response to a B.C. Public School Employers Association (BCPSEA) application in October.

BCPSEA had asked the board to order the B.C. Teachers’ Federation to reimburse the association an amount equal to 15 per cent of the total gross salaries and benefits paid to the province’s 40,000 teachers.


Full text of decision from the Labour Relations board.

School Trustee Election – Official Results

Congratulations to all the successful candidates in yesterday’s election! And to those who were not successful in their quest… destiny has other great things planned for you! By merely stepping forward all of you provoked thought, dialogue and focus on what is important to our communities. Thank you for putting yourselves out there.



Surname Given Name Votes
WARRINGTON Sharel 6,293
BELLA Trish 5,942
BOURASSA Sharon 5,379
BEKKERING Betty 5,145
HOOKER Brenda 4,902
BENNETT Tim 4,692
COOKE Kate 3,964
SABO Don 3,841
WHITE Rhonda 3,806
CRAWFORD Valentine 3,758
BURTON Andrew 3,551
ARNETT Elona 3,171
PETERS Shawn 3,044
GILL Bal 1,854
BENSON Kris 1,848

Note: the original final results showed Brenda Hooker with 4,802 votes. In error, on an advance poll from the city the school district inadvertently entered her number as “59” rather than “159”.

Where and When to vote in Prince George School District?

Qualified electors can vote from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at any of the following voting places:

City of Prince George:
Kelly Road Secondary School 4540 Handlen Road
Vanway Elementary School 4509 Highway 16 West
John McInnis Centre 3400 Westwood Drive
DP Todd Secondary School 4444 Hill Avenue
Malaspina Elementary School 7900 Malaspina Avenue
Ron Brent Elementary School 1401 17th Avenue
Edgewood Elementary School 4440 Craig Street
Blackburn Community Centre 2452 South Blackburn Road

District of Mackenzie
Mackenzie District Office – 1 Mackenzie Blvd

Village of McBride
McBride Village Office, 100 Robson Centre – 855 SW Frontage Road

Village of Valemount
Valemount Community Hall, 101 Gorse Street

Director – Electoral Area A
Ness Lake Community Hall [9770 Lakeside Drive]
Reid Lake Community Hall [23505 Isle Pierre – Reid Lake Road]
Nukko Lake Elementary School [23955 Chief Lake Road]
Salmon Valley Firehall [5155 Salmon Valley Road]
Pilot Mountain Firehall [9072 Syms Road]
Regional District of Fraser-Fort George Office [155 George St.]

Director – Electoral Area C
Miworth Community Hall [13510 Flint Road]
West Lake Community Hall [23495 West Lake Estates Road]
Beaverly Elementary School [9777 Western Crescent]
Regional District of Fraser-Fort George Office [155 George St.]

Director – Electoral Area D
Red Rock Firehall [4030 Red Rock Road East]
Buckhorn Elementary School [5190 Buckhorn Lake Road]
Pineview Elementary School [8515 Old Cariboo Highway]
Regional District of Fraser-Fort George Office [155 George St.]
Blackburn Community Centre [2451 S. Blackburn Road]

Director – Electoral Area H
Valemount Community Hall [101 Gorse Street]

Dunster Community Hall [7085 Read Road]
Tete Jaune Community Hall [14270 Blackman Road]
Dome Creek Community Hall [13741 Dome Creek Road]
McBride Village Office [100 Robson Centre-855 SW Frontage Road]
Regional District of Fraser-Fort George office [155 George St.]