La Francophonie in British Columbia: A Living Legacy | un héritage vivant

 March 20, 2019 /  ProvinceofBC /  BC, Politics /  No Comments

Thérèse Côté of Victoria tells the 65-year history of her family and their involvement in the francophone community of Victoria. | Thérèse Côté, de Victoria, relate les quelque 65 ans d’histoire de sa famille et de l’engagement de ses membres dans la communauté francophone de Victoria. This video was highlighted during the Province of British Columbia’s ninth annual Francophonie Day celebration held March 17, 2011 | Cette vidéo a été présentée dans le cadre de la 9e Journée an …

Nicola Valley First Nations, Province sign agreement to bolster regional prosperity, advance economic partnership

 March 20, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The five Nicola Valley First Nations and the Province of British Columbia are committing to work together on regional economic development as the Nations advance their plans for the old Merritt visitor centre lands at Gateway 286.Premier John Horgan and the Nicola Chiefs affirmed this commitment by signing a protocol agreement on March 20, 2019, in Coldwater, focused on supporting economic opportunities.“Working with the Province and our neighbouring Nations gives us unity and strength to work t …

Province responds to need for supportive housing with site in Maple Ridge

 March 20, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The Province is making significant investments in providing supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness in communities throughout B.C., including through the Supportive Housing Fund and the Rapid Response to Homelessness program.The Supportive Housing Fund invests $1.2 billion over 10 years to build 2,500 homes with 24/7 supports to help people who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness, and those in temporary housing. To date, 390 of these units have been allocated.The Rapid Re …

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 March 20, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Health, News /  No Comments

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Education awards nomination deadline extended

 March 20, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Office of the Premier British Columbia News Education awards nomination deadline extended Information Bulletin Victoria Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:00 PM Information Bulletin Victoria Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:00 PM The nomination deadline for the 2019 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education has been extended to April 30.With spring break here, it is a great opportunity for children, parents, school administrators and community members of all ages to tak …

Portable digital message signs to reduce traffic congestion

 March 20, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

New digital message signs on busy North Shore routes will help traffic flow, prevent secondary collisions and lower gas emissions.“We know that people are frustrated with traffic queues that can occur when there is an accident or a vehicle breaks down,” said Claire Trevena, Minister for Transportation and Infrastructure. “That’s why we’re setting up a series of digital signs to inform drivers of what’s going on, helping them to detour quickly and avoid the scene of an incident.”“Real-time inform …

B.C. Conservation Officer Service adds second detection dog

 March 20, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Sgt. Cynthia Mann can’t stop gushing about her new partner.He loves to work, has a goofball personality and a knack for detecting unusual smells like bear gall bladders, firearms, shell casings, zebra and quagga mussels dead or alive.  His name is K9 Major — the B.C. Conservation Officer Service’s (COS) second detection dog that’s been on the job since early December, teaching Mann new things nearly every day.“They are just incredible animals and his drive blows me away. When I put on his harnes …

B.C. government doubling grant funding to provide low-cost dental care to more people

 March 20, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Twenty-four not-for-profit dental clinics around the province will have their annual operating support from the British Columbia government doubled, helping them provide a mix of free and low-cost dental care to people living in poverty.The $3.6 million in funding over three years, which includes $2 million to upgrade dental equipment in the clinics, comes just days after the Province launched TogetherBC, B.C.’s first-ever poverty reduction strategy.“Too often, people living in poverty cannot af …

Province to launch catch-up immunization program to protect against measles

 March 20, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The Province is launching a measles immunization catch-up program to help B.C. families ensure their children are protected from measles.The program will run from April through June 2019.“With outbreaks of measles occurring globally and here in B.C., we know we will see threats of further outbreaks and can be doing more to raise immunization rates,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “That is why we are launching a catch-up program to immunize children from kindergarten to Grade 12 who have no …

A Winning Business Model – Softwood Lumber Sales to China

 March 20, 2019 /  ProvinceofBC /  BC, Politics /  2 Comments

Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Pat Bell says the success of the softwood lumber trade in China is phenomenal. In 2003, just before we opened an office in Shanghai, we exported $69 million worth of softwood products to China and Hong Kong. In 2010, after seven years of hard work and clear focus, we exported $687 million dollars worth of softwood — an increase of almost 900 per cent. Read more on Canada Starts Here: The BC Jobs Plan website: …

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