Mountain Named For Prime Minister Dieffenbaker

 June 13, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

VALEMOUNT – On Saturday, June 9, a mountain near Valemount was officially named Mount John G. Diefenbaker in honour of Canada’s 13th prime minister, announced Prince George-Mt. Robson MLA Shirley Bond, who attended the naming ceremony on behalf of Minister of Agriculture and Lands Pat Bell. “This is the result of a local effort to initiate the naming,” said Bond. “I commend the Friends of Valemount and the Valemount council for being so supportive of commemorating important people in Canadian hi …


Pacific Century Scholarships To Draw Top Grad Students

 June 12, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

VANCOUVER – Government is investing $10 million to create the province’s first-ever graduate scholarship program to attract the best and brightest students to B.C.’s four research universities, Premier Gordon Campbell announced today.             “Research and innovation are vital to our province’s future, helping us develop the new ideas we need to increase prosperity, continue creating new jobs, and address challenges like climate change,” …


Save A Life – Give Blood, National Blood Donor Week

 June 12, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

June 10-16, 2007 is National Blood Donor week, a time to focus on the need for safe blood and blood products.  As someone whose life was saved because of blood donations, I’d like to make a special appeal to all British Columbian’s who are able, to please give blood this week and throughout the year ahead.  Giving blood is a gift of life for someone.  It is a basic fact, an amazing truth, that one donation of blood can save up to three lives. Every day, hundreds of blood transfusi …


Study Shows Business Is Booming Under BC Liberals

 June 12, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS – Kamloops MLAs Claude Richmond and Kevin Krueger are celebrating a recent report that shows business is booming in the Thompson-Okanagan region under the BC Liberal Government. According to the BC Check-Up report released by the Chartered Accountants of British Columbia, business incorporations in the Thompson-Okanagan Development Region have increased by a whopping 117.4 per cent since 2001. "We’re entering an unprecedented era of prosperity and job-creation here in the Kamloops …


20,010 Winter Games Licence Plates Sold

 June 12, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

British Columbians show their support for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Vancouver, BC – Over 20,000 British Columbians have chosen to purchase 2010 Winter Games licence plates in the past seven weeks. To mark the occasion a special presentation was made to a Richmond resident who purchased the 20,010 plate. Olympic snowboarder Alexa Loo, Dave Cobb, VANOC Executive Vice President, and Ed Novak, ICBC’s Lower Mainland Director of Broker Relations and Sales, were on hand to …


Canada's New Government Signs First Nations Health Agreement With B.C. And First Nations Leadership Council

 June 11, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

VANCOUVER – The Honourable Tony Clement, federal Minister of Health, Premier Gordon Campbell of British Columbia (B.C.) and the British Columbia First Nations Leadership Council today signed Canada’s first-ever Tripartite First Nations Health Plan with the goal of improving the health and well-being of First Nations in British Columbia, closing the gaps in health between First Nations people and other British Columbians, and ensuring First Nations are fully involved in decision-making regarding …


Free Fishing Weekend Will Hook Families On Outdoor Fun

 June 11, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

VICTORIA – A weekend on the water with rod and reel, and no need to purchase a fishing licence, is part of a plan to get more British Columbians hooked on the art of angling. B.C.’s Family Fishing Weekend is an opportunity for families to enjoy the sport of fishing in the province’s tens of thousands of lakes and non-tidal streams with a three-day licence, compliments of the B.C. government. Environment Minister Barry Penner said it is the B.C. government’s way of encouraging families to get out …


Reminder, Health Canada: Courts Approve The Pre-1986/Post-1990 Hepatitis C Settlement Agreement

 June 9, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

 OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(CCNMatthews – June 9, 2007) – The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, welcomes today’s court decisions that give approval to the Settlement Agreement for all those infected with hepatitis C from the blood system prior to January 1, 1986, and from July 1, 1990, to September 28, 1998. Canada’s New Government has set aside approximately one billion dollars to compensate those infected during the July 1, 1990, to September 28, 1998 time frame. The compensation fund w …


Obilix Has A New Home

 June 9, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

The Kamloops Art Gallery and the City of Kamloops are delighted to announce the installation of another wonderful piece of public art. Obilix, a bronze sculpture of a bull made by renowned Canadian sculptor Joe Fafard, was installed yesterday in Riverside Park. His ”retirement pasture” is located near the intersection of Lorne Street and the west entrance to the Heritage House parking lot. Mr. Fafard, a longtime friend and supporter of the Kamloops Art Gallery, generously donated Obilix to the G …


Perch Invasion Closes Eight Thompson-Nicola Lakes

 June 8, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS – The illegal introduction of yellow perch, an invasive fish species in Thompson-Nicola Region watersheds, has prompted the Ministry of Environment to close eight lakes in the area to angling to protect valuable fisheries resources. The eight lakes containing stocks of yellow perch that are immediately off limits to all angling are: Skmana, Little Skmana, Phillips, Fleming, Skimikin, Miller, Nellie and Forest. Yellow perch are highly adaptive and females produce thousands of eggs for ev …



You Are Viewing Page 2032 of 2087
Previous
Next