Construction starts on Indigenous student homes

 May 24, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

New housing at the College of New Caledonia (CNC) will provide homes for Indigenous students that reflect cultural values.The official groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, members of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation, students, faculty and staff, as well as a host of other community members.The college worked with the Lheidli T’enneh and other Indigenous peoples to ensure the housing is a welcoming and safe space for Indigenous …


Lawrence a ‘culture changer’ in undergraduate arts research

 May 24, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

For Donald Lawrence, the true reward for mentoring undergraduate students is in watching their careers take off, and seeing them reach their full potential. This week, however, the Professor of Visual Arts was rewarded for his work, having received the Arts and Humanities Faculty Mentor Award from the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). The CUR is an internationally recognized body representing more than 700 institutions and 13,000 individuals, and supports faculty development for high-qual …


Keeping eye treatments safe, accessible and available for British Columbians

 May 24, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Eye health is important to British Columbians.That is why the Ministry of Health and the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) are following the recommendations put forward by all 29 retinal specialists in the Provincial Retinal Diseases Program, as well as two glaucoma specialists, to inform patients of the possible risk for glaucoma surgery following treatments offered by the program. As well as providing patients with additional information on possible risks, the specialists recommended …


Better road conditions coming to Lower Mainland, Sunshine Coast

 May 24, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Transportation and Infrastructure British Columbia News Better road conditions coming to Lower Mainland, Sunshine Coast https://news.gov.bc.ca/19841 Information Bulletin Vancouver Friday, May 24, 2019 8:15 AM Information Bulletin Vancouver Friday, May 24, 2019 8:15 AM New maintenance contracts have been awarded to ensure better highway conditions for Lower Mainland and Sunshine Coast travellers.For the Lower Mainland, current contractor Mainroad Lower Mainland Contracting LP won the contra …


Bilingual multi-age child care to open in Castlegar

 May 23, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Les jeunes enfants de Castlegar, auront bientôt la possibilité d’apprendre dans les deux langues officielles du Canada dans une nouvelle garderie pour enfants de tous âges, qui ouvrira ses portes en juillet.Le gouvernement de la province versera tout près de 47?500 dollars, dans le cadre de son fonds pour de nouvelles places en garderie, le Childcare BC New Spaces Fund, afin d’appuyer l’ouverture de la garderie bilingue Les Roudoudous.«?La diversité dans les services de garde constitue un aspect …


Opening doors to employment for young adults

 May 23, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Young adults in Surrey are getting the skills training and employment supports to prepare them for careers as tradespeople and safety technicians in B.C.’s booming construction sector.Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS) will receive $1.7 million annually over the next two years to deliver skills training programs and supports to young adults and young adults at risk, including former youth in care.“Breaking down barriers to good-paying jobs benefits the next generation an …


Premier’s statement on Komagata Maru anniversary

 May 23, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Office of the Premier British Columbia News Premier’s statement on Komagata Maru anniversary https://news.gov.bc.ca/19821 Statement Victoria Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:28 PM Statement Victoria Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:28 PM Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement in recognition of the anniversary of the Komagata Maru’s arrival in British Columbia on May 23, 1914:“Today marks 105 years since the passengers of the Komagata Maru arrived on the shores of British Columbia in the …


Five college faculty locals ratify agreements

 May 23, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Finance British Columbia News Five college faculty locals ratify agreements https://news.gov.bc.ca/19839 Information Bulletin Victoria Thursday, May 23, 2019 3:45 PM Information Bulletin Victoria Thursday, May 23, 2019 3:45 PM Five agreements have been ratified by local unions, their institutions and the Post-Secondary Employers’ Association board under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate.The ratifications complete the process begun following the November 2018 BCGEU Facul …


Improved highway standards coming to Central Kootenay, South Cariboo

 May 23, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Transportation and Infrastructure British Columbia News Improved highway standards coming to Central Kootenay, South Cariboo https://news.gov.bc.ca/19808 Information Bulletin Nelson Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:53 PM Information Bulletin Nelson Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:53 PM New maintenance contracts have been awarded for service areas 10 and 16 in the southern Interior, providing improved standards and better highway conditions for British Columbians year-round.The contract for Service Area …


PSA-Ashcroft_ServiceChange_23May2019

 May 23, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Health, News /  No Comments

Date: 5/23/2019 Type of release: Public Service Announcement View Link to Original Source



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