Support for feed on the way to Cariboo-Chilcotin ranchers

 November 18, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Ranchers in the Cariboo-Chilcotin will have help feeding their livestock this winter following forage loss due to flooding in summer and fall 2019.“Ranchers are synonymous with the Cariboo, and the B.C. government is doing more to support their recovery from this year’s floods, just like we did from the wildfires in 2017 and 2018,” said Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture. “Ministry staff were on the ground in Big Creek, helping assess impacted properties shortly after the floodwater subsided t …

Inquest scheduled into death of Corey John Scherbey

 November 18, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The BC Coroners Service has scheduled a public inquest into the death of Corey John Scherbey, beginning on April 14, 2020, at 9:30 a.m., at the Burnaby Coroners’ Court (20th floor, 4720 Kingsway, Metrotower II, Metrotown, Burnaby).The death of Scherbey, 38, was reported to the BC Coroners Service on Aug, 22, 2011, after he was discovered deceased at his residence in Chilliwack that afternoon.Earlier this year, under Section 19(1)(a) of the Coroners Act, Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety …

Conservation officer of the year follows in father’s footsteps

 November 18, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Blake Parker has always viewed his father as a hero.Growing up in the north eastern city of Fort St. John, Parker would sometimes tag along with the B.C. conservation officer to investigate wildlife complaints, getting a first-hand look at what his father did for a living.That experience, combined with a love of the outdoors, fuelled Parker’s interest to someday pursue a career as a conservation officer too.Now, the 37 year old is following in his father’s footsteps and has returned to his homet …

CBC British Columbia | B.C. researchers pile on global efforts to find seaweed solution to cow flatulence

 November 18, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

CBC British Columbia zooms in on research being done at Thompson Rivers University that looks at using seaweed from the West Coast for help in the fight against climate change. Read more View Link to Original Source

Permit needed to cut or collect wood on Crown land

 November 18, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

With many parts of B.C. experiencing colder weather and more people lighting their fireplaces and wood stoves, residents are reminded that anyone who cuts, collects or uses firewood must ensure that it is collected legally.A Free Use Permit for Firewood is free and allows people to collect and transport firewood from eligible Crown land for their personal use. Obtaining a permit is easy, since the application form is available online. Alternatively, people can visit their local natural resource …

Flood Watch: Kingcome River. Nov. 17, 2019

 November 17, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News /  No Comments

The River Forecast Centre has issued a Flood Watch for: Kingcome River A High Streamflow Advisory has been added or maintained for: West Vancouver Island including tributaries around Tofino and Ucluelet  North Coast including Prince Rupert, Kitimat, Kemano River and surrounding areas Central Coast including the Bella Coola River, Wannock River and surrounding tributaries South Coast including Howe Sound, North Shore, Sunshine Coast, Metro Vancouver and surrounding areas For further information, …

Parliamentary secretary’s statement on B.C. Multiculturalism Week

 November 17, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Anne Kang, Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism, has issued the following statement in honour of B.C. Multiculturalism Week, Nov. 17-23, 2019:“B.C. Multiculturalism Week celebrates the ways our lives are made better by the incredible diversity of the people in our province. I am so grateful to live in a place where people from all over the world have chosen to put down roots and share their cultures with each other. This week is also an opportunity to think about how we can all contribut …

Highlights: Blazers (3) at Rockets (4)

 November 17, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, News, Sports /  No Comments

Highlights: Blazers (3) at Rockets (4) Source link

Affordable student housing gives view of a zero-emission future

 November 16, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Morning begins with the clattering, whirring sounds of tools and mechanical equipment ringing out across the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) campus on the edge of the Okanagan valley.For most passing by, there isn’t much separating this construction site from any other. But for Dave Waldron, it represents a window into the future — a new affordable housing project for students, called Skeena, that is being built to an energy-efficient Passive House standard that will run without using fos …


 November 16, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, News, Sports /  No Comments

Matthew Seminoff had the lone goal in a 1-0 win over the Prince George Cougars in front of 5415 fans on Friday night. Rayce Ramsay earned a shutout with 23 saves. The Blazers outshot the Cougars 44-23. The Blazers improved to 14-6-0-0 on the season and will be in Kelowna on Saturday night to face the Rockets. Source link

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