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 March 20, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Health, News /  No Comments

Date: 3/20/2019 Type of release: Public Service Announcement View Link to Original Source


Education awards nomination deadline extended

 March 20, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Office of the Premier British Columbia News Education awards nomination deadline extended https://news.gov.bc.ca/19220 Information Bulletin Victoria Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:00 PM Information Bulletin Victoria Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:00 PM The nomination deadline for the 2019 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education has been extended to April 30.With spring break here, it is a great opportunity for children, parents, school administrators and community members of all ages to tak …


Portable digital message signs to reduce traffic congestion

 March 20, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

New digital message signs on busy North Shore routes will help traffic flow, prevent secondary collisions and lower gas emissions.“We know that people are frustrated with traffic queues that can occur when there is an accident or a vehicle breaks down,” said Claire Trevena, Minister for Transportation and Infrastructure. “That’s why we’re setting up a series of digital signs to inform drivers of what’s going on, helping them to detour quickly and avoid the scene of an incident.”“Real-time inform …


B.C. Conservation Officer Service adds second detection dog

 March 20, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Sgt. Cynthia Mann can’t stop gushing about her new partner.He loves to work, has a goofball personality and a knack for detecting unusual smells like bear gall bladders, firearms, shell casings, zebra and quagga mussels dead or alive.  His name is K9 Major — the B.C. Conservation Officer Service’s (COS) second detection dog that’s been on the job since early December, teaching Mann new things nearly every day.“They are just incredible animals and his drive blows me away. When I put on his harnes …


B.C. government doubling grant funding to provide low-cost dental care to more people

 March 20, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Twenty-four not-for-profit dental clinics around the province will have their annual operating support from the British Columbia government doubled, helping them provide a mix of free and low-cost dental care to people living in poverty.The $3.6 million in funding over three years, which includes $2 million to upgrade dental equipment in the clinics, comes just days after the Province launched TogetherBC, B.C.’s first-ever poverty reduction strategy.“Too often, people living in poverty cannot af …


Province to launch catch-up immunization program to protect against measles

 March 20, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The Province is launching a measles immunization catch-up program to help B.C. families ensure their children are protected from measles.The program will run from April through June 2019.“With outbreaks of measles occurring globally and here in B.C., we know we will see threats of further outbreaks and can be doing more to raise immunization rates,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “That is why we are launching a catch-up program to immunize children from kindergarten to Grade 12 who have no …


A Winning Business Model – Softwood Lumber Sales to China

 March 20, 2019 /  ProvinceofBC /  BC, Politics /  2 Comments

Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Pat Bell says the success of the softwood lumber trade in China is phenomenal. In 2003, just before we opened an office in Shanghai, we exported $69 million worth of softwood products to China and Hong Kong. In 2010, after seven years of hard work and clear focus, we exported $687 million dollars worth of softwood — an increase of almost 900 per cent. Read more on Canada Starts Here: The BC Jobs Plan website: http://www.bcjobsplan.ca/a-win …


Premier’s statement on Nowruz | BC Gov News

 March 20, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Office of the Premier British Columbia News Premier’s statement on Nowruz Déclaration du premier ministre au sujet du Norouz https://news.gov.bc.ca/19195 Statement Déclaration Victoria Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:00 AM mercredi 20 mars 2019, 08:00 Statement Déclaration Victoria Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:00 AM mercredi 20 mars 2019, 08:00 This article also available inEnglish Cet article est aussi disponible enfrançais Le premier ministre John Horgan a émis la déclaration suivante pour ma …


Barbara Coloroso: The Role of the Bystander – ERASE Bullying Summit

 March 20, 2019 /  ProvinceofBC /  BC, Politics /  1 Comment

Presentation at November 2012 ERASE Bullying Summit in Vancouver by Barbara Coloroso addressed the idea that there are no innocent bystanders, “What were you doing there in the first place?” She has a simple message, all we have to do is to care and care deeply, and teach our kids to do the same. Learn more: http://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2012/11/culture-change-needed-to-erase-bullying.html Visit the website: http://www.erasebullying.ca See the reporting tool: https://reportbullyingbc.edudata.ca/ …


Characteristics of Effective Locally Elected Officials

 March 19, 2019 /  ProvinceofBC /  BC, Politics /  No Comments

Part 1 of a series to help potential local government candidates with answers to questions that they may have before making the final decision to run for elected office. Learn more: www.gov.bc.ca/localgov-thinking-running-local-office https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkugVjEHa3U



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