B.C. Land Matching Program supports new farmers in Columbia Basin

 September 18, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

New and young farmers in the Columbia Basin are receiving support and services from a dedicated land matcher, as part of the new B.C. Land Matching Program.This program connects farmers looking for land with landowners wanting to lease their land for farming.“This program will help young people enter into the agricultural industry, which might otherwise be a challenge because of the rising cost of land in some regions of B.C.,” said Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture. “We’re helping British Co …


TechDev101: Building a Supportive Community and Culture for Technology and Innovation

 September 18, 2018 /  ProvinceofBC /  BC, Politics /  No Comments

What makes a vibrant innovation ecosystem? It starts with people! But how do you find those people and get them working with each other? Hear community manager and fearless networker Rose Hoeher tell the story behind building Nelson, B.C.’s strong and vibrant technology and innovation community; a community that is attracting talent and businesses and putting Nelson on the map as one of the Province’s technology hotspots. Alongside community is the importance of culture: the set of norms and val …


B.C. Land Matching Program supports new farmers in the Okanagan

 September 18, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

New and young farmers in the Okanagan are receiving support and services from a dedicated land matcher, as part of the new B.C. Land Matching Program that connects farmers looking for land with landowners wanting to lease their land for farming.“One of the biggest challenges new and young farmers are facing in the province is accessing land,” said Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture. “This program helps young people enter into the farming industry, which not only benefits retiring farmers, but …


B.C. Land Matching Program supports access to affordable farmland for young farmers

 September 18, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The B.C. Land Matching program aims to address a lack of affordable farmland in the province by connecting new and young farmers with local landowners.“The B.C. Land Matching Program is an innovative approach to one of the greatest barriers facing new and young farmers, which is accessing affordable farmland,” said Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture. “The program will help new and young farmers and landowners, which ensures good farmland is being farmed and increases the province’s food securi …


Open burns to be allowed again in Kamloops Fire Centre

 September 18, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Effective at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, open burning will be allowed throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, including the use of fireworks, sky lanterns, burn barrels, burn cages, binary exploding targets and tiki torches.Fire danger ratings have dropped to “low” in most of the Kamloops Fire Centre, and the weather forecast is calling for cooler temperatures, higher humidity and substantial precipitation.The BC Wildfire Service takes several factors into account before resci …


Rural Dividend grant provides boost to Cariboo Regional District

 September 18, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The Cariboo Regional District’s animal housing facility in Alex Fraser Park will be upgraded, thanks to a $500,000 grant from the Province.“The regional district has identified the agriculture sector as an opportunity in the region that will help revitalize the economy after the 2017 wildfire season,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. “This special circumstances grant, provided from the Rural Dividend, will support the development …


BC Rural Dividend grant supports historic Barkerville

 September 18, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The Barkerville Heritage Trust will be able to provide on-site housing to seasonal Barkerville Historic Town and Park staff, thanks to a $500,000 grant from the Province.“The funding provides a boost to the local economy by supporting Barkerville, park licensees and independent business contractors to attract and retain staff at the heritage site,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. “The Rural Dividend’s special circumstances provi …


Province celebrates new French teacher education students and expands training efforts

 September 18, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Relief is in sight for parents who want to enrol their children in French language programs, thanks to the 37 additional French teacher training spaces filled this year and an investment in new spaces.Rob Fleming, Minister of Education, joined officials from Simon Fraser University (SFU), the University of British Columbia (UBC), the French Consulate and the Canadian Parents for French to meet this year’s cohort of student French teachers, seeing first-hand how recruitment efforts are working. T …


Premier’s statement on Yom Kippur

 September 18, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Office of the Premier British Columbia News Premier’s statement on Yom Kippur https://news.gov.bc.ca/18049 Statement Victoria Tuesday, September 18, 2018 8:00 AM Statement Victoria Tuesday, September 18, 2018 8:00 AM Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement in honour of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, which is one of the holiest days in the Jewish calendar:“As the sun sets, Jewish families in British Columbia will begin a 25-hour fast to mark Yom Kippur.“Yom Kippur m …


Resurfacing project to benefit Highway 19 travellers

 September 18, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Transportation and Infrastructure British Columbia News Resurfacing project to benefit Highway 19 travellers https://news.gov.bc.ca/18048 Information Bulletin Courtenay Tuesday, September 18, 2018 7:00 AM Information Bulletin Courtenay Tuesday, September 18, 2018 7:00 AM Twenty-three kilometres of Highway 19 will be resurfaced using hot-in-place recycle paving to keep the route in top condition for people travelling on the Inland Island Highway between Parksville and Courtenay.Starting on …



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