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How to Contact Government

The Greater Vernon Chamber wants to empower you to have your voice heard. Below is helpful information about how to address government as well as a list of jurisdictions with their associated mandates and contact info. Here are letters we've sent that you can use as a template to form your own communication.

Opportunites to Address Local Government

Jurisdictions, Mandates and Contact Info

Local Elected Representatives

CITY OF VERNON

3400 30th Street, Vernon, B.C., V1T 5E6 – 250-545-1361

Department Directory - https://www.vernon.ca/government-services/contact-directory

Mayor and Council Contacts - https://www.vernon.ca/government-services/mayor-council

Website – https://www.vernon.ca/

REGIONAL DISTRICT OF NORTH OKANAGAN

848 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream, B.C., V1B 2K9 – 250-550-3700

Department Directory – http://www.rdno.ca/index.php/contact-us

Board of Directors Contacts – http://www.rdno.ca/index.php/about/directors

Website - http://www.rdno.ca/

DISTRICT OF COLDSTREAM

9901 Kalamalka Road, Coldstream, B.C., V1B 1L6 – 250-545-5304

Department Directory – https://coldstream.ca/content/district-coldstream-staff-contact-directory

Mayor and Council Contacts – https://coldstream.ca/content/mayor-and-council

Website - https://coldstream.ca/

Local Government Mandates

Water

Greater Vernon Water – http://www.rdno.ca/index.php/services/utilities/greater-vernon-water

Silver Star Water – http://www.rdno.ca/index.php/services/utilities/silver-star-water-utility

Business Licences

City of Vernon - https://www.vernon.ca/business/business-licences-permits

District of Coldstream - https://coldstream.ca/content/business-license

Economic Development

City of Vernon - https://www.vernon.ca/business/economic-development

Capital Works

City of Vernon - https://www.vernon.ca/roads-transportation/capital-works-projects

Zoning

City of Vernon - https://www.vernon.ca/homes-building/construction-renovating/zoning

RDNO - http://www.rdno.ca/index.php/services/planning-building/planning

District of Coldstream - https://coldstream.ca/content/zoning-1

Official Community Plan

City of Vernon - https://www.vernon.ca/homes-building/neighbourhood-planning/official-community-plan

RDNO - http://www.rdno.ca/index.php/services/planning-building/planning

District of Coldstream - https://coldstream.civicweb.net/document/31939

Construction Permits

City of Vernon - https://www.vernon.ca/homes-building/permits-applications

RDNO - http://www.rdno.ca/index.php/services/planning-building/planning/development-applications

District of Coldstream - https://coldstream.ca/content/building-permits-inspection-0

Utilities

City of Vernon - https://www.vernon.ca/homes-building/utilities

District of Coldstream - https://coldstream.ca/content/utilities-1

Bylaw Compliance

City of Vernon - https://www.vernon.ca/government-services/bylaws/bylaw-compliance

RDNO - http://www.rdno.ca/index.php/services/protective-services/bylaw-enforcement

District of Coldstream - https://coldstream.ca/content/bylaw-enforcement

Community Safety

City of Vernon - https://www.vernon.ca/homes-building/community-safety/community-safety-office

RDNO - http://www.rdno.ca/index.php/services/protective-services/safe-communities

Taxes

City of Vernon - https://www.vernon.ca/homes-building/taxes-grants

RDNO - http://www.rdno.ca/index.php/services/administration/finance/property-taxes

District of Coldstream - https://www.coldstream.ca/content/property-tax

Billing

City of Vernon - https://www.vernon.ca/homes-building/online-services/utilities-online

RDNO - http://www.rdno.ca/index.php/services/administration/finance/how-to-pay-your-utility-bill

District of Coldstream - https://coldstream.ca/content/pay-my-ticketfine

Solid Waste

RDNO - http://www.rdno.ca/index.php/services/community/solid-waste

Bylaws

City of Vernon - https://www.vernon.ca/government-services/bylaws

RDNO - http://www.rdno.ca/index.php/documents/bylaws/

District of Coldstream - https://coldstream.ca/content/bylaws

Provincial Elected Representative

VERNON-MONASHEE MLA

Harwinder Sandhu

Unit B-2920 28th Avenue, Vernon, B.C., V1T 1V9 – 250-503-3600

Email Address – Harwinder.Sandhu.MLA@leg.bc.ca

Website - https://bcndpcaucus.ca/mla/harwinder-sandhu/

 

Provincial Responsibilities

All Government Ministries - https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/organizational-structure/ministries-organizations/ministries

Buy B.C. (food products) - https://buybc.gov.bc.ca/

Service BC - https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/organizational-structure/ministries-organizations/ministries/citizens-services/servicebc

BC Online - https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/employment-business/business/managing-a-business/running-a-business/bc-online

Provincial Sales Tax - https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/sales-taxes/pst

Medical Services Plan - https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/health-drug-coverage/msp

Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation - https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/organizational-structure/ministries-organizations/ministries/jobs-economic-development-and-competitiveness

Small Business BC - https://smallbusinessbc.ca/

BizPal - https://www.bcbizpal.ca/?b=59

Ministry of Labour - https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/organizational-structure/ministries-organizations/ministries/labour

Employment Standards Branch - https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/employment-business/employment-standards-advice/employment-standards

WorkSafeBC - https://www.worksafebc.com/en

Provincial Nominee Program - https://www.welcomebc.ca/Immigrate-to-B-C/B-C-Provincial-Nominee-Program

Liquor and Cannabis Regulations - https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/employment-business/business/liquor-regulation-licensing

Destination BC - https://www.hellobc.com/

Commercial Vehicle Safety - https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/transportation/vehicle-safety-enforcement/enforcement

Federal Elected Representative

NORTH OKANAGAN-SHUSWAP MP

Mel Arnold

1-3105 29th Street, Vernon, B.C., V1T 5A8 – 250-260-5020

Email Address - Mel.Arnold.c1@parl.gc.ca

Website - https://melarnold.ca/

 

Federal Responsibilities

All Federal Departments/Agencies - https://www.canada.ca/en/government/dept.html

Agriculture Canada - https://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/agriculture-and-agri-food-canada/?id=1395690825741

Business Grants and Financing - https://www.canada.ca/en/services/business/grants.html

Canada Border Services Agency - https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html

Canada Revenue Agency - https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency.html

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy - https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-wage-subsidy.html

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy - https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/subsidy/emergency-rent-subsidy.html

Canada Recovery Benefit - https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-benefit.html

Employment and Social Development Canada - https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development.html

Employment Insurance - https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei.html

Employment Training - https://www.canada.ca/en/services/jobs/training.html

Temporary Foreign Worker Program - https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/foreign-workers.html

Health Canada - https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada.html

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada - https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship.html?_ga=2.154721784.1999166723.1511794548-2057276988.1508789311

Labour Program - https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/portfolio/labour.html

Service Canada - https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/portfolio/service-canada.html

Tourism - https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/134.nsf/eng/home

GST - https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/businesses/topics/gst-hst-businesses.html