More than 223,000 share their views on daylight saving time

 July 22, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Attorney General British Columbia News More than 223,000 share their views on daylight saving time https://news.gov.bc.ca/20300 News Release Victoria Monday, July 22, 2019 3:00 PM News Release Victoria Monday, July 22, 2019 3:00 PM A record 223,273 people have shared their opinions in an online survey on whether British Columbia should continue to observe daylight saving time.  “It’s clear that the people of B.C. welcomed the opportunity to provide input on this important issue,” said Prem …


Lightning-fast internet coming to Williams Lake Indian Band 1

 July 22, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

People in the Williams Lake Indian Band 1 community, who currently share a single fibre connection to the band office, will soon enjoy a substantial upgrade to internet speeds.Improving internet connectivity will enhance local services, including health care and education, and bring new economic development opportunities to the community.“Affordable and reliable high-speed internet can open new doors for rural and Indigenous communities,” said Jinny Sims, Minister of Citizens’ Services. “The new …


UVic, faculty association ratify agreement under mandate

 July 22, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Finance British Columbia News UVic, faculty association ratify agreement under mandate https://news.gov.bc.ca/20298 Information Bulletin Victoria Monday, July 22, 2019 1:15 PM Information Bulletin Victoria Monday, July 22, 2019 1:15 PM The University of Victoria’s (UVic) Board of Governors and the University of Victoria Faculty Association have ratified an agreement under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate.The mandate focuses on improving services for people and ensuring …


Nearly 390 kilometres of highway improvements in northern B.C.

 July 22, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Crews are starting work on a highway resurfacing project on Highway 37 between Stewart and Dease Lake, making the drive safer and smoother for travellers.This is one of nine major highway projects in northern B.C. that cover nearly 390 kilometres of highways and side roads.“We are hard at work in northern B.C. this summer, paving roadways and building essential infrastructure,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “These important projects will make a big differenc …


Over 600 new Indigenous early learning and child care spaces for B.C.

 July 22, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Indigenous families in over 30 communities throughout the province will benefit from more than 600 new, free licensed child care spaces and expanded Aboriginal Head Start (AHS) programs.These programs support Indigenous families in becoming stronger and keep children connected to their culture.The announcement was made by Katrine Conroy, B.C.’s Minister of Children and Family Development, at an “honouring the land ceremony” hosted by the Circle of Indigenous Nations Society in Grand Forks.“Abori …


Improving cancer care through better diagnostics for people on Vancouver Island

 July 22, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

People living on Vancouver Island will have improved cancer care with a new state-of-the-art PET/CT scanner suite at the BC Cancer centre in Victoria.“Approximately half of British Columbians are expected to receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime, and timely, effective diagnostics are a critically important part of cancer care and treatment,” said Premier John Horgan. “This means cancer patients on Vancouver Island will receive better, faster diagnostic services and care, closer to home.”  …


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 …



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