Public Accounts confirm investing in people pays dividends

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

Government is committed to ensuring that executive compensation is fair and transparent for the public, and that public sector boards are held accountable for their compensation decisions.That is why each year, the Ministry of Finance discloses executive compensation to provide the public with a clear, concise description of the link between pay and performance for senior management and executive employees in key decision-making positions across the provincial public sector.British Columbia is c …


Public feedback invited on new approach to Interior forest sector

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

The provincial government is accepting public input in shaping an Interior forest sector that will innovate, create jobs and support communities for generations to come.“The previous government failed to help the forest sector when it had a chance, eroding the public’s trust in B.C.’s forest sector operations and diminishing its competitive advantage,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. “We are taking action and making different ch …


Researchers awarded prestigious federal grants

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

Six Thompson Rivers University (TRU) researchers have been awarded federal research grants totaling nearly $400,000, enabling them to conduct groundbreaking work in the social sciences and humanities. This funding is part of more than $285 million awarded to nearly 7,000 researchers and graduate students across Canada in areas including education, immigration, Indigenous health and the environment, and was announced this week by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport. …


Bibi Firdos Dilmahomed shares her story

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

Society defines Bibi Firdos Dilmahomed as a woman, a professional, an immigrant and a Muslim. She is much more than these labels.Dilmahomed came to Canada in 2008 to study at university and to build a life. Originally from Mauritius Island, which is the most diverse society Dilmahomed has known until she came to Canada, Dilmahomed embraced the Canadian culture with ease.She found it easy to reconcile different aspects of her life – cuisine, relationships, faith – with her new home, except for on …


Number of families waiting for respite funding cut in half

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

More than 1,300 additional families with children who have special needs are benefiting from respite services by qualified caregivers, thanks to this year’s program expansion.The expansion also provides an increase to the base funding amount each family can receive.“We’ve heard how incredibly important respite care is for families,” said Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development. “Parents can get so caught up caring for a loved one that they forget to take time for themselves. …


UNBC and CUPE Local 3799 ratify agreement under mandate

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

Print Finance British Columbia News UNBC and CUPE Local 3799 ratify agreement under mandate https://news.gov.bc.ca/20258 Information Bulletin Victoria Wednesday, July 17, 2019 2:30 PM Information Bulletin Victoria Wednesday, July 17, 2019 2:30 PM The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) and CUPE Local 3799 have ratified an agreement under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate.The mandate focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensat …


Canada’s top women’s softball players to compete in Surrey

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

British Columbia and Surrey will host 12 world-class women’s softball teams next month, in one of the most significant softball tournaments in the city’s history.Team Canada will vie for a spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games, when the 2019 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Americas Olympic Qualifier tournament is held at Softball City, Aug. 25 to Sept. 1, 2019.“Top athletes are role models who inspire us to strive for our personal best and teach us the importance of teamwork a …


Second urgent and primary care centre to open in Vancouver

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

People living in East Vancouver will have better access to team-based urgent and primary care with the opening of the new REACH Urgent and Primary Care Centre (UPCC).“The Reach centre will help connect more people in East Vancouver and the surrounding communities with the health care they need, when they need it,” said Premier John Horgan. “For people who have been struggling to access health care services, this will make a big difference in their lives.”The REACH Urgent and Primary Care Centre …


Early childhood education research receives provincial boost

 July 17, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

In BC, more than half of all early childhood educators (ECEs) leave the profession within five years which limits the sector’s capacity to grow, and reduces access to affordable childcare. Now, TRU researcher Dr. Laura Doan will be able to do more to help ECEs stay in the profession thanks to a $575,000 grant from the Ministry for Children and Family Development through the Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre. This funding is part of the three-year $153-million Early Learning and Child Care agr …


Financial assistance available for Chilcotin flooding victims

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

Print Public Safety and Solicitor General British Columbia News Financial assistance available for Chilcotin flooding victims https://news.gov.bc.ca/20256 Information Bulletin Victoria Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:45 AM Information Bulletin Victoria Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:45 AM Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) is now available for eligible British Columbians in the Chilcotin region who may have been impacted by overland flooding from heavy rains that began on July 6, 2019.DFA is available …



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