Skills training supports communities to stamp out wildfire impacts

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

Twelve people in Campbell River are getting training as wildland firefighters to help protect B.C.’s communities and natural resources, and gain skills that could be foundations for rewarding careers.Claire Trevena, MLA for North Island, visited participants on behalf of Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, as they took part in a wildfire crew member training program funded through a provincial program and delivered by North Island College (NIC).“Students in Campbel …


More than 20,000 new homes underway for people throughout B.C.

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

Partnerships with organizations like the Union Gospel Mission, which is breaking ground on new housing for women and children, are behind the success of the more than 20,000 new homes complete or underway in nearly 80 communities throughout the province.“Our government has acted quickly to address the urgent need for housing that people can afford,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “It is not just about increasing the number of homes. It is about working with our …


Shuswap families get new child care spaces

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

Parents in the Shuswap region have more options for child care with the addition of 19 new licensed child care spaces in the area, including the first licensed family child care centre in Sicamous.The Province is investing $70,485 under the Childcare BC New Spaces Fund to support the creation of 12 spaces at Tiny Tykes n Tots Childcare Centre in Salmon Arm – opened as of March 2019 – and another seven spaces at Krystal’s Creative Kidz in Sicamous. Krystal’s Creative Kidz is expected to open in J …


Surrey aerial gypsy moth spray treatment changed

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

Print Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development British Columbia News Surrey aerial gypsy moth spray treatment changed https://news.gov.bc.ca/19798 Information Bulletin Surrey Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:00 AM Information Bulletin Surrey Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:00 AM Surrey residents are advised that the final aerial spraying treatment to eradicate invasive gypsy moths from 62 hectares of residential and municipal park land close to Highway 1 near the Port Mann Bridge is …


British Columbia Farmers and Researchers Team Up on Climate Change Adaptation

 May 21, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Over the next four years, farmers and researchers across the province will be working together to demonstrate and evaluate technologies and practices that increase the resilience of British Columbia’s (B.C.) farms and ranches as producers adapt to a changing climate.Thanks to funding through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, delivered through the Farm Adaptation Innovator Program (FAIP), 10 new applied research projects will explore solutions to climate change-related challenges facing agri …


Investigation into volatile B.C. gasoline prices will have broad reach

 May 21, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Office of the Premier British Columbia News Investigation into volatile B.C. gasoline prices will have broad reach https://news.gov.bc.ca/19789 News Release Victoria Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:15 AM News Release Victoria Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:15 AM The Province has released terms of reference that will guide the British Columbia Utilities Commission’s (BCUC) investigation into what is driving high, volatile gasoline prices in British Columbia.“The rapid increase in gas prices in B.C. is a …


Abbotsford parents supported to help kids fight the lure of gangs

 May 21, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

A two-hour education session is being offered in Abbotsford as part of a new school-based gang prevention program to provide parents with practical knowledge on how to help prevent their children from getting involved in youth gangs.“We want to ensure parents have access to the supports they need to keep their children out of gang life,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Education. “This session is focused on raising awareness of local risks and giving parents the tools they need to set their kids o …


Supporting the unsung heroes of health care

 May 21, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Health care aides, hospital cooks, cleaners and the thousands of people who work behind the scenes to support patient care in B.C.’s health care facilities are being better supported and protected by recent regulatory changes.Harry Bains, Minister of Labour, met with members of the Hospital Employees’ Union (HEU) to talk about the Labour Relations Code (LRC) amendments he introduced that will protect their sector from the devastating impacts of contract flipping. As well, the largest segment of …


Firefighting personnel deployed to Alberta

 May 21, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development British Columbia News Firefighting personnel deployed to Alberta https://news.gov.bc.ca/19795 Information Bulletin Kamloops Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:30 PM Information Bulletin Kamloops Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:30 PM The BC Wildfire Service is sending 267 personnel to Alberta to help with firefighting efforts due to an increasing wildfire threat in that province.A total of 267 B.C. personnel will be deployed on Wednesday, May …


New child care spaces provide West Kelowna families peace of mind

 May 21, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

A new child care centre in West Kelowna will soon provide local families with quality licensed child care spaces.This new centre will allow parents the flexibility to return to work, further their education or pursue new opportunies.The Province is investing $250,000 through its Childcare BC New Spaces Fund to support KinderHeart Montessori to create 76 licensed child care spaces. These new spaces will include 24 for infants and toddlers, 32 for children aged three years to kindergarten and 20 f …



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