Roadwork funded by Tsawwassen First Nation improves access to Deltaport Way

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

Roadwork to improve access to industrial lands on the Tsawwassen First Nation and in Delta is now complete, helping to increase efficiency and safety for people who travel on this route.“Thanks to strong government partnerships and the support of the Tsawwassen First Nation, important improvements to Highway 91/17 and the Deltaport Way project are now complete,” said Catherine McKenna, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. “Improving trade security and access to industrial sites is …


CleanBC for Local Governments and Economic Developers: A Clear Path to a Cleaner Future

 December 11, 2019 /  ProvinceofBC /  BC, Politics /  No Comments

CleanBC sets a pathway to a cleaner, prosperous, and balanced future. That means reducing carbon pollution and using more clean, renewable energy to power our industry, businesses and homes. Along with our actions to reduced greenhouse gas emissions, CleanBC provides an effective blueprint to build our economy. Building a cleaner future means new opportunities for everyone. Whether it is to utilize clean energy, renovate buildings or design new technologies, a cleaner future will help create goo …


BC Coroners Service, Transportation Safety Board, RCMP continue investigation into fatal plane crash

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

Print Public Safety and Solicitor General British Columbia News BC Coroners Service, Transportation Safety Board, RCMP continue investigation into fatal plane crash https://news.gov.bc.ca/21223 Information Bulletin GABRIOLA ISLAND Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:20 PM Information Bulletin GABRIOLA ISLAND Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:20 PM Investigators from the BC Coroners Service’s special investigations unit have arrived on Gabriola Island to begin their work to determine the identities of th …


Visit to Abbotsford and Langley an enriching learning experience for Board members

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

Members of CLBC’s Board of Directors along with CEO Ross Chilton visited Inclusion Langley and watched a presentation from self advocates, families and staff about the local L.I.F.E-based pilot. Learn more about about the new L.I.F.E-based service here.On a recent tour to the communities of Abbotsford and Langley, members of CLBC’s Board of Directors and its CEO heard first-hand from individuals, families, service providers and CLBC staff about efforts to improve the lives of those CLBC serves.B …


Province transitions to a new gambling regulator

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

Government is taking action against money laundering by transitioning the Province’s gambling regulator and providing it with greater independence to set and enforce regulatory gambling policy.Through amendments to the Gaming Control Act, the Province’s gambling regulator, the Gaming Control and Enforcement Branch (GPEB), will be transitioned to the new independent gambling control office (IGCO). The IGCO will focus exclusively on regulatory policy matters related to gambling, horse racing and r …


Board hears about services in Abbotsford, Langley

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

Members of CLBC’s Board of Directors along with CEO Ross Chilton visited Inclusion Langley and watched a presentation from self advocates, families and staff about the local L.I.F.E-based pilot. Learn more about about the L.I.F.E-based service here.On a recent tour to the communities of Abbotsford and Langley, members of CLBC’s Board of Directors and its CEO heard first-hand from individuals, families, service providers and CLBC staff about efforts to improve the lives of those CLBC serves.Board …


Expanding palliative, end-of-life care | BC Gov News

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

People in Greater Victoria will benefit from improved palliative and end-of-life care with more community hospice beds and acute palliative care beds at the Royal Jubilee Hospital.“Our government is committed to providing British Columbians with high quality, compassionate and accessible palliative and end-of-life care,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “In total, we have added 15 new beds, which means more services within the community and at the hospital to give Greater Victoria residents …


New replacement for aging Clements Centre

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

People with developmental disabilities in Cobble Hill will have a new accessible program space with support through the Community Gaming Grants program.“The provincial government is committed to improving services for individuals with disabilities and their families, and creating healthy, inclusive communities where all British Columbians can live with dignity,” said Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. “This grant will allow the Clements Centre Society to continu …


Affordable homes open for people in Williams Lake

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

The B.C. government is working in partnership to build 114,000 affordable homes that cover the full spectrum of housing needs for British Columbians by 2028.Budget 2018 included a $7-billion investment in the homes people need. As a result of that investment, more than 22,000 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 …


New tool to measure air quality comes to Kitimat

 December 10, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

People in Kitimat have a new tool to track the concentration of sulphur dioxide in the local airshed.The Air Quality Health Index Plus (AQHI-Plus) provides hourly air quality values, on a scale of one to 10+, and provides health tips based on those readings. Sulphur dioxide has been added to the air quality monitoring system to assist those who may be challenged with chronic respiratory disease, such as asthma.“People have the right to know what’s in the air they breathe,” said George Heyman, Mi …



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