Open house scheduled for Highway 93/95 intersection improvements

 August 15, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is inviting people to an open house to provide input for an upcoming improvement project at the intersection of highways 93 and 95.“Safe roads keep goods moving smoothly and help people spend less time in traffic so they have more quality time with their families,” said François-Philippe Champagne, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. “The Government of Canada is working in partnership with British Columbia to ensure transportation …


More focus on outreach, treatment key to preventing suicides

 August 15, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Providing young people with the everyday tools and skills to support mental well-being and ensuring that health professionals have clear and accessible mental health practice and treatment guidelines are among the key recommendations of a death review panel into child and youth suicides.The panel identified three key areas to reduce child and youth suicide deaths and improve public safety:Adopt mental well-being strategies as part of social emotional learning for students; Identify and distribut …


Anonymous Donor Matching Donations

 August 15, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Community /  No Comments

In celebration of fall, a generous anonymous donor of the BC Interior Community Foundation (BCICF) has offered to match donations to three endowed funds held with the Foundation. During the fall, from August 1 until December 31, 2019 up to $2,500 in private contributions will be matched per agency for a total of up to $7,500 in leveraged funds. The Kamloops SPCA, the Kamloops Food Bank and the Kamloops Hospice House are all intended beneficiaries of this anonymous donor’s generosity. Donations o …


Strong winds cause fires to grow in Cassiar Fire Zone

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

Print Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development British Columbia News Strong winds cause fires to grow in Cassiar Fire Zone https://news.gov.bc.ca/20415 Information Bulletin Smithers Wednesday, August 14, 2019 4:25 PM Information Bulletin Smithers Wednesday, August 14, 2019 4:25 PM Strong winds in the Cassiar Fire Zone on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, prompted increased fire activity and caused two of the more prominent wildfires within the Northwest Fire Centre to grow.  South …


$2.5 million in building code refunds, free codes on the way

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

Online versions of the B.C. Building Codes are now available free of charge, and nearly 5,000 people who purchased the code on or after Sept. 5, 2018, will soon get a refund.“Today’s announcement is a win-win,” said Navdeep Singh Bains, federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. “Not only are we returning money to the hard-working students and firms of B.C.’s construction sector and making national building codes free from now on, we are also celebrating the Province’s rol …


K-12 support staff agreements ratified under mandate

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

Print Finance British Columbia News K-12 support staff agreements ratified under mandate https://news.gov.bc.ca/20409 Information Bulletin Victoria Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1:31 PM Information Bulletin Victoria Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1:31 PM Four more K-12 support staff collective agreements have been ratified by the local union, the local school district and the BC Public School Employers’ Association board of directors under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate.The agree …


Planned ignitions scheduled for Eagle Bluff wildfire

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

The BC Wildfire Service is preparing to conduct planned ignition operations on the Eagle Bluff wildfire to help gain containment on its northern perimeter.These planned ignitions could begin as early as the afternoon of Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, if site and weather conditions are favourable. The Eagle Bluff wildfire currently covers about 2,632 hectares and is burning in steep terrain about five kilometres northeast of Oliver.Although the Eagle Bluff wildfire has experienced reduced fire activit …


Key safety improvements planned for Highway 1-Balmoral Road intersection

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

Following significant input from people who live and work in the community, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is moving forward with a safety reconfiguration of the Highway 1 and Balmoral Road intersection. When complete, this project will increase safety for people who travel this route by restricting left turns onto the highway and movements straight across the highway. These movements have accounted for over 70% of collisions at this location in the past 10 years. The intersec …


Area restriction implemented for Eagle Bluff wildfire

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

Print Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development British Columbia News Area restriction implemented for Eagle Bluff wildfire https://news.gov.bc.ca/20407 Information Bulletin Oliver Tuesday, August 13, 2019 8:20 PM Information Bulletin Oliver Tuesday, August 13, 2019 8:20 PM The BC Wildfire Service has implemented an area restriction order for Crown land in the vicinity of the Eagle Bluff wildfire in order to protect public safety and ensure the safety of firefighting pers …


Firefighters ready for more wind in Cassiar Fire Zone

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

Print Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development British Columbia News Firefighters ready for more wind in Cassiar Fire Zone https://news.gov.bc.ca/20403 Information Bulletin Smithers Tuesday, August 13, 2019 1:05 PM Information Bulletin Smithers Tuesday, August 13, 2019 1:05 PM The BC Wildfire Service expects that wildfires burning in the Cassiar Fire Zone will become more active today, Aug. 13, 2019, due to strong winds in the region. This wind pattern is forecasted to c …



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