New affordable homes for seniors, families being built in Langley

 November 13, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Seniors and families in Langley will soon have safe, secure and affordable rental homes as construction has started on a new 82-unit townhouse and apartment complex.“Families and seniors deserve to have safe, secure and affordable housing in the community they call home,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “I’d like to thank our project partners for their work in delivering these urgently needed new homes that will let people live in the community they choose, close …


Office pilot helps people work close to home, tackles traffic congestion

 November 13, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

A new mobile office pilot program for government workers who live in the Westshore will help reduce congestion, get commuters out of gridlock and give people more time with their families.“Making life better for people and tackling climate change means rethinking how we work and get around,” said Premier John Horgan. “After years of demand, our government is moving forward with this pilot project – the first of what we hope will turn into more mobile work spaces, allowing people to live and work …


Over $27 million to help more wood fibre use

 November 13, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

More than $27 million in project grants that will help create jobs throughout British Columbia will also help increase the use of wood fibre that otherwise would have been burned as slash.This was done by the Forest Enhancement Society of B.C. (FESBC), which distributes the grants, in partnership with the B.C. government and the Government of Canada.“Nothing frustrates people more than seeing piles of slash go to waste rather than be used to help create jobs,” said Ravi Kahlon, Parliamentary Sec …


Richmond students have fun, stay fit with three new playgrounds

 November 13, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Students at three Richmond elementary schools are benefiting from new playgrounds that encourage active learning and healthy lifestyles.Made possible through the Playground Equipment Program (PEP), Blundell, Grauer and Kidd elementary schools received $90,000 investments as part of the Province’s commitment to update aging infrastructure in B.C. schools to provide safe learning environments that set children up for success.“I’m proud that we invested in playgrounds so children in Richmond, and e …


Faster pathway helps increase trained health care assistants in British Columbia

 November 13, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

More supports are on the way for seniors, as the Province helps make it easier and faster for qualified health care assistants trained in Canada to work in British Columbia.“We’re bringing in changes that will make it easier for qualified health care assistants trained in other Canadian provinces to find work in B.C., without compromising our safety standards,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “This faster pathway will help bring relief to the many communities that need health care assistant …


Burnaby students supported with three new school playgrounds

 November 13, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Students at three Burnaby schools are among the more than 25,000 B.C. children in 101 schools throughout B.C. who will have access to new school playgrounds, contributing to their positive health and well-being, now and in the future.The new playgrounds were made possible through the Playground Equipment Program (PEP). The program includes a $105,000 investment for an accessible playground at Maywood Community school, $90,000 for a standard playground at Second Street Community school and $90,00 …


Surrey residents to benefit from new legal clinic

 November 13, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

As part of the Province’s $2-million commitment to improve access to justice for British Columbians, the Law Foundation of B.C. has awarded a $250,000 grant that will allow the SOURCES Community Resources Society to become a legal clinic.“This investment will provide support for Surrey residents who are navigating the justice system but can’t afford a lawyer,” said David Eby, Attorney General. “Legal clinics provide so much more than a website or a handbook. They offer excellent in-person legal …


Local economy the focus of Quesnel timber sharing

 November 13, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Local and Indigenous governments and local forestry stakeholders will benefit from increased participation opportunities in the forest sector under the new sharing agreement, called apportionment, for the Quesnel Timber Supply Area.“Today’s announcement gives communities and Indigenous Nations in the area a greater voice in local forest sector management, so they can remain resilient when facing challenges like the ones we are experiencing now,” said Ravi Kahlon, Parliamentary Secretary for Fore …


Insights on Small-Scale Licenced Cannabis Production in BC

 November 13, 2019 /  ProvinceofBC /  BC, Politics /  No Comments

It’s been one year since the legalization of non-medical cannabis in Canada. Over the last year, the industry has undergone significant transformation: nearly 60 federal production licenses have been issued in British Columbia alone. Evidence so far indicates many small-scale producers have faced unique barriers to entering and succeeding in Canada’s licensed cannabis framework. This webinar provides entrepreneurs and communities interested in small-scale cannabis production with an overview of …


Province seeks feedback on growing farming, protecting farmland in B.C.

 November 13, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

People are invited to an engagement session in Kamloops on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, to have their say on how best to encourage farming and protect farmland throughout British Columbia.“Helping farmers, protecting farmland and increasing food production are top priorities for our government and we want to continue the momentum we’ve created – it’s driving the success of this sector in our province,” said Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture. “Our government is working hard to expand B.C.’s agricu …



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