Hazelton opens heart to its community

 September 14, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The Upper Skeena Recreation Centre is now open, complete with a new professional-sized indoor ice rink with heated seating for 500 spectators, plus a multi-purpose gym, fitness centre and meeting and social areas, including kitchen space.The new recreation centre, also known as the Heart of the Hazeltons, will serve as the region’s centre for sport and cultural activities. The 5,500 square-metre facility will have programs and services for all ages and abilities to support the educational, healt …


Seventh lane open on Alex Fraser Bridge

 September 14, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Transportation and Infrastructure British Columbia News Seventh lane open on Alex Fraser Bridge https://news.gov.bc.ca/20600 Traffic Advisory Delta Saturday, September 14, 2019 9:30 AM Traffic Advisory Delta Saturday, September 14, 2019 9:30 AM Drivers are advised that an additional lane is now open on the Alex Fraser Bridge.Four lanes are available for southbound traffic, with three lanes remaining for northbound.Work continues on the intelligent transportation signs needed for the counte …


Prescribed burns to restore ecosystems in Clinton area

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

Print Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development British Columbia News Prescribed burns to restore ecosystems in Clinton area https://news.gov.bc.ca/20594 Information Bulletin Clinton Friday, September 13, 2019 2:25 PM Information Bulletin Clinton Friday, September 13, 2019 2:25 PM The BC Wildfire Service plans to conduct a series of prescribed burns northwest of Clinton to help restore ecosystems and reduce wildfire risks.These controlled burns will take place in the Crow …


Premier’s statement on the anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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

Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement in honour of the 12th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples:“Twelve years ago, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. Its adoption was the accumulation of nearly 20 years of international collaboration, including the active participation of Indigenous leaders and government representatives from Canada.  “Today, the Declaration is a wi …


New Canadians getting opportunity for new job paths

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

New Canadians in the Lower Mainland will get training opportunities that build on skills they have, while forging a path to rewarding work.The government program, with funding of $451,436, will help people feel more included in their communities as they prepare for careers in the public-works sector.Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS) will train up to 36 newcomers and immigrants in working for public utilities, building and grounds maintenance, water and waste treatment a …


Construction starting on expanded Abbotsford emergency department

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

More space for improved care and enhanced services are on the way as construction is starting on an expanded emergency department at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre.“People in Abbotsford have been managing with an emergency department that is over capacity and continually congested,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “The new area will help alleviate the overcrowding that has been happening at the hospital from the day it opened in 2008. The expanded emergency department will p …


Kootenay Lake dredging activities to start in late September

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

Print Transportation and Infrastructure British Columbia News Kootenay Lake dredging activities to start in late September https://news.gov.bc.ca/20583 Information Bulletin Nelson Friday, September 13, 2019 9:00 AM Information Bulletin Nelson Friday, September 13, 2019 9:00 AM Dredging activities will be conducted in the west arm of Kootenay Lake from Sept. 24 to Nov. 30, 2019, to ensure the long-term navigational safety of the Kootenay Lake ferry service.During this time, dredging with heavy ma …


Premier’s statement celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival

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

Print Office of the Premier British Columbia News Premier’s statement celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival https://news.gov.bc.ca/20576 Statement Victoria Friday, September 13, 2019 8:05 AM Statement Victoria Friday, September 13, 2019 8:05 AM Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement marking Mid-Autumn Festival:“This week marks the beginning of Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations, also known as Moon Festival, where Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Filipino and Vietnamese communities throughout B …


Leading-edge mental health supports coming for Comox Valley students

 September 12, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Students in the Comox Valley School District will have a clearer, easier-to-understand path to mental health and substance use services.A “one-care plan” approach is a new service delivery model being introduced in the school district.Integrated teams will work closely with school and team-based primary care and specialized services providers to offer wraparound care to children, youth and their families. This means individuals experiencing mental health and substance use challenges and their fa …


Mayors join finance minister to discuss, share feedback on landmark tax

 September 12, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Carole James, Minister of Finance, is in Vancouver today to meet with mayors from municipalities where the speculation and vacancy tax (SVT) is applied.With more than 1.6 million declarations completed, data shows that 99.8% of British Columbians are exempt, while foreign owners, satellite families and those with vacant homes are contributing toward building more affordable homes for people in the communities where the tax applies.“Our government inherited a province at the peak of a housing cri …



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