Early childhood education research receives provincial boost

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

Project designed to increase support for educators and reduce attrition in the field KAMLOOPS – Thompson Rivers University (TRU) researcher Dr. Laura Doan will be able to do more to help early childhood educators (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 agreement between the Government of Canada …


Decrease in suicides in B.C. continues for 2017

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

Print Public Safety and Solicitor General British Columbia News Decrease in suicides in B.C. continues for 2017 https://news.gov.bc.ca/20252 Information Bulletin Victoria Wednesday, July 17, 2019 11:00 AM Information Bulletin Victoria Wednesday, July 17, 2019 11:00 AM The BC Coroners Service has published an updated report on suicide deaths in B.C. up to the end of 2017.There were 572 deaths by suicide in 2017, down slightly from the previous three years, which all reported more than 600 deaths …


No provincial advisories at this time

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

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Government takes action on old growth, protects 54 groves with iconic trees

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

The B.C. government is protecting some of the province’s largest trees as the first step in a new approach to old-growth management.“This province is fortunate to have trees that have been standing in place for hundreds of years – some for more than a thousand,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. “We want to protect these majestic giants so today’s families and future generations can enjoy them, just like our parents and grandparen …


Toronto Star | B.C. researchers developing simulation that could predict and prevent mass shootings

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

TRU students are working on a tool that uses 3-D mapping to predict and help prevent terror events, particularly in large crowds. Read more View Link to Original Source


Radio CHNL | Spaces in Education for Indigenous students

 July 16, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Roxane Letterlough spoke to CHNL’s Howie Reimer about the 16 spaces in the Bachelor of Education program dedicated for Indigenous students who aspire to become teachers. Listen below. http://inside.tru.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/New-Recording-2.m4a View Link to Original Source


Fort Nelson poised for benefits from B.C.’s largest community forest

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

Residents and area communities that have long fought to revive Fort Nelson’s forest sector are starting to realize the benefit of their efforts with the approval of the Fort Nelson Community Forest Agreement, in partnership with the British Columbia government.Community forests are long-term, area-based tenures designed to encourage community involvement in the management of local forests, while expanding economic opportunities and opening doors to local job creation. They are managed by a local …


New cut level set for Fort Nelson Timber Supply Area

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

Effective July 16, 2019, the new allowable annual cut (AAC) for the Fort Nelson Timber Supply Area (TSA) is 2,582,350 cubic metres, announced Shane Berg, deputy chief forester.The new AAC is a 59% increase from the previous allowable annual cut of 1,625,000 cubic metres set in 2006 and includes partitions to encourage an expansion of forestry opportunities in the northwest portion of the TSA and promote a return to harvesting the deciduous timber profile.“The Fort Nelson TSA contains a vast area …


New electric vehicle charging sites add to growing network

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

British Columbia’s provincewide electric vehicle charging network continues to grow with the completion of 12 charging sites and several more on the way.“We’re making it convenient for people who drive electric vehicles to travel across the province,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “Our government is committed to reducing our carbon footprint. Investing in green infrastructure is a necessity when it comes to tackling climate change and reducing greenhouse gas …


New affordable homes for Salt Spring Island families

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

The B.C. government is working in partnership to build 114,000 affordable homes that cover the full spectrum of housing needs for British Columbians by 2028.Budget 2018 included a $7-billion investment in the homes people need. As a result of that investment, more than 21,000 new homes are completed, under construction or in the approvals process for a range of people who are struggling to find a place to live, from people who are experiencing homelessness and seniors on fixed incomes, to middle …



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