BC Parks celebrates Parks Day with two unique projects

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

BC Parks is celebrating Canada’s Parks Day with two unique projects that provide more opportunities for people to experience the great outdoors.Twenty-five new cabins are now available at Cultus Lake Provincial Park and 22 electric sites with electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are open at Mount Robson Provincial Park. Both projects are a first for BC Parks.“Our parks are important for bringing families and communities together, improving our health and well-being, and protecting critical ha …


New Quesnel Junior school will benefit students for decades

 July 19, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

A new Quesnel Junior school (QJS) will give students the 21st-century learning environment they deserve in a safe and modern facility.“Quesnel families deserve to send their children to safe schools, and our government is making sure they can,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Education. “We acted fast to renovate Maple Drive Junior school as a short-term safety solution for students, and now students and the community can look forward to a brand-new school that will benefit families with a modern …


Provincial, federal governments and First Nations work together to address Big Bar rockslide

 July 19, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, and B.C. Premier John Horgan have confirmed their joint determination to do everything possible to ensure Fraser River chinook, steelhead, coho and sockeye are able to navigate past the Big Bar slide to their spawning grounds.The federal-provincial commitment came during a brief meeting in Victoria on July 18, 2019, at which Premier Horgan updated the Prime Minister on the collaboration to date to overcome the rockslide that threatens to block the river …


McKenzie interchange takes shape with bridge beam placement

 July 19, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

People travelling through the Highway 1/McKenzie Avenue interchange project will see a big change as the precast concrete box beams for the future Highway 1 underpass are lifted into place this weekend, July 20 and 21, 2019.On Saturday and Sunday, the two spans will be erected, each consisting of 15 concrete beams. The concrete beams each weigh between 52 and 62 tonnes, depending on length. The north span will be 27 metres long and the south span will be 34 metres long.Once the concrete beams ar …


Province eliminates personal limits on out-of-province liquor

 July 19, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Attorney General British Columbia News Province eliminates personal limits on out-of-province liquor https://news.gov.bc.ca/20285 News Release Victoria Friday, July 19, 2019 1:30 PM News Release Victoria Friday, July 19, 2019 1:30 PM British Columbians visiting other provinces and territories are now able to bring home liquor products for personal consumption without any restrictions or limits.Previously, there were limits on the amount of liquor British Columbians could physically bring b …


Improvements for Highway 7 support safe efficient travels in and around Maple Ridge

 July 19, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Investing in safe and efficient transportation infrastructure is critical to connecting communities, helping our businesses compete, and creating a strong economy and middle class.Today, Dan Ruimy, Member of Parliament for Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Bob D’Eith, Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia for Maple Ridge-Mission, and Mike Morden, Mayor of Maple Ridge announced important …


Five thousand people are alive today because of organ transplants

 July 19, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

A 31-year-old Mission man is grateful for another chance at life after receiving a kidney transplant last month from a living donor, making him the 5,000th person in British Columbia alive today because of an organ transplant.“The success of organ transplant is a transformative feat of expertise, coordination and caring through the province, in every health authority,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “Even though we have 28 % of British Columbians registered in the Organ Donor Registry, we …


Next phase of BC Hydro review to focus on climate goals, new opportunities

 July 19, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources British Columbia News Next phase of BC Hydro review to focus on climate goals, new opportunities https://news.gov.bc.ca/20282 Information Bulletin Victoria Friday, July 19, 2019 11:45 AM Information Bulletin Victoria Friday, July 19, 2019 11:45 AM To ensure BC Hydro is working for British Columbians, government is launching Phase 2 of the BC Hydro review, focusing on CleanBC electrification targets, new technologies, new roles for Indigenous Nations an …


Licensing recruiters to protect foreign workers

 July 19, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Foreign workers who help fill labour shortages in a wide range of B.C. sectors will be better protected under a new government licensing requirement for recruiters.Those recruiters who help secure employment in B.C. for foreign workers have until Oct. 1, 2019, to acquire a licence.This new licensing requirement will give better protection to workers new to Canada, including people who enter under the Temporary Foreign Workers Program and are more vulnerable to abuse in the workplace. Information …


Lions Gate Bridge rehabilitation work begins this weekend

 July 19, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Transportation and Infrastructure British Columbia News Lions Gate Bridge rehabilitation work begins this weekend https://news.gov.bc.ca/20277 Traffic Advisory Vancouver Friday, July 19, 2019 7:00 AM Traffic Advisory Vancouver Friday, July 19, 2019 7:00 AM Drivers can expect heavy traffic volumes and delays from 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2019, to 8 a.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2019, on the Lions Gate Bridge.A temporary bridge cover and 13-metre approach ramps will be constructed to allow cr …



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