Fire prohibitions to start in Kamloops Fire Centre

 June 11, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Effective at noon on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires, as well as some other activities and the use of certain equipment, will be restricted throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires.This prohibition will remain in effect until noon on Oct. 15, 2019, or until the order is rescinded. Anyone conducting Category 2 or Category 3 burns within the Kamloops Fire Centre’s jurisdiction must extinguish those fires by the June 12 deadline.A map …


Nearly 100 new affordable homes open in Terrace

 June 11, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The B.C. government is working in partnership to build affordable homes that cover the full spectrum of housing needs for British Columbians.Budget 2018 included a $7-billion investment in the homes people need. As a result of that investment, more than 20,000 new homes are completed, under construction or in the approvals process for a range of people who are struggling to find a place to live, from people who are experiencing homelessness and seniors on fixed incomes, to middle-income families …


CLBC News – June 2019

 June 11, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Community, Health, News /  No Comments

Board appoints Ross Chilton as CEOOn May 23, 2019, CLBC’s Board Chair Michael J. Prince announced the appointment of Ross Chilton as CLBC’s next Chief Executive Officer. He will begin his new role on August 12, 2019.Ross has served as CEO of Community Living Society since 2007, where he helped expand support and employment options and formed the Community Living Housing Society to support innovative, inclusive housing solutions. Ross is also a parent of an adult son with developmental disabiliti …


Province supports research, commercialization of no-pollution vehicles

 June 11, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

AVL Fuel Cell Canada is one of five British Columbian companies receiving a total of $1,190,856 aimed at developing advanced technologies such as hydrogen fuel cells, batteries and other hydrogen fuelling equipment.This funding will help the Province move toward the ultimate goal of zero-emission vehicles – cars, trucks and other transportation machines that produce no pollution at all.AVL is the world’s largest independent company for the development, simulation and testing of powertrain system …


Finding the right words: Collaboration with BC People First creates plain language videos to explain CLBC’s Strategic Plan

 June 11, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Community, Health, News /  No Comments

“Everyone has a right to be communicated with in a way they understand,” says Michael McLellan, board member and past president of BC People First (BCPF), a provincial organization that works to ensure people with developmental disabilities are respected and included in communities as full citizens. “As we always emphasize, ‘Nothing about us without us’,” says Michael.With that idea in mind, Community Living BC (CLBC) approached BCPF to review a series of three short video scripts that explain w …


People facing homelessness to get local support from grants

 June 11, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

People facing homelessness will receive help through grants that support strong, sustainable planning for local groups and organizations working on the front lines in British Columbia communities.The Province is granting $6 million to the Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia (SPARC BC) for a Homelessness Community Action Grant to help groups address homelessness in their towns and cities. The grants will also support organizations with a provincewide focus to explore better w …


A big heart and a warm smile

 June 11, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Community, Health, News /  No Comments

Pauline Arnold, CLBC Contract Clerk, and her welcoming smile and attitude, great people when they visit the Cranbrook office.If you’ve ever been to Community Living BC’s Cranbrook office, you are sure to have noticed Pauline Arnold – or ‘Aunty Pauline,’ as her fellow Ktunaxa Nation members call her – and her big, welcoming smile.Pauline, a Contract Clerk, is one of the first faces most people see when visiting the office. This is a duty she takes great care in.“Oftentimes when people walk into o …


Province supports innovative new way to fuel hydrogen vehicles

 June 11, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Richmond-based IRDI Systems will receive $55,000 to further develop B.C.’s clean energy vehicle (CEV) sector, create good jobs and support low-carbon innovation.“Under our CleanBC plan, we are building a low-carbon economy that will reduce climate pollution and create good jobs across our province,” said Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. “To get there faster, we are supporting innovative companies like IDRI Systems to develop made-in-B.C. technology that will p …


Why have a meeting when you can have a party?

 June 11, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Community, Health, News /  No Comments

Derek Mcquillen, departing Vancouver Community Council member, helped create an environment for meetings to be participatory and engaging for everyone involved.What do you get when someone believes in community and inclusion, and is able to see how to make it happen? You get Derek McQuillen, work experience coordinator for the Vancouver School Board, community builder and departing CLBC Vancouver Community Council member.Derek decided to become a council member in 2015 because he recognized buil …


Families pilot new service – Community Living BC

 June 11, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Community, Health, News /  No Comments

Kris Perry and his mother Barbara Power are taking part in a pilot project for CLBC’s new L.I.F.E.-based service, before it is offered more broadly next year.Kris Perry has been looking for a new job that fits with his abilities. So when he and his family heard about a pilot project for a new program CLBC is developing called L.I.F.E.-based service, they jumped on board.The new L.I.F.E.-based service, which stands for Learning, Inclusion, Friendship and Employment, will support individuals who w …



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