For the Record: April 18, 2024 Eagle Valley News Article

Posted On: Apr 18, 2024

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On April 13, an article was published on titled "Pride Day nixed in Sicamous until policy amended". The district identified inaccuracies in this article and notified Black Press who updated the online article on April 16.

The newspaper already went to print and changes to the April 18 edition of the Eagle Valley News could not be made. The original article ran today with the headline "Proclamation paused for policy amendment"

For Clarity:

At the April 10 meeting, council considered a request from Fondation Émergence to proclaim May 17, 2024, as the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in the District of Sicamous. 

The district has a proclamation policy that requires local sponsorship for proclamation requests to be considered. Fondation Émergence was notified about the district's policy but had not responded by the meeting date. Following discussion, there was consensus from council to follow the proclamation policy and wait until local sponsorship is established before considering the request.

There has been no direction from council to amend the proclamation policy.

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