Britannia Mine Museum funding celebrates innovation, education

 May 22, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The Province of British Columbia will be providing $300,000 to support the Britannia Mine Museum in the opening of a new exhibit, which will provide a unique and interactive environment to educate students and highlight innovations in mining.The Terra Lab is a two-part STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning programming space that will offer elementary and high school students themed topics related to the life cycle of a modern mine. The program will be available to school grou …


Community healing, resiliency boosted through arts, culture

 May 22, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Tourism, Arts and Culture British Columbia News Community healing, resiliency boosted through arts, culture https://news.gov.bc.ca/19800 News Release Victoria Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2:00 PM News Release Victoria Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2:00 PM People throughout British Columbia are experiencing the power of art and culture through projects that received funding from the Community Resilience Through Arts and Culture program.“Arts and culture help lift people up, especially during times of …


Skills training supports communities to stamp out wildfire impacts

 May 22, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Twelve people in Campbell River are getting training as wildland firefighters to help protect B.C.’s communities and natural resources, and gain skills that could be foundations for rewarding careers.Claire Trevena, MLA for North Island, visited participants on behalf of Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, as they took part in a wildfire crew member training program funded through a provincial program and delivered by North Island College (NIC).“Students in Campbel …


More than 20,000 new homes underway for people throughout B.C.

 May 22, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Partnerships with organizations like the Union Gospel Mission, which is breaking ground on new housing for women and children, are behind the success of the more than 20,000 new homes complete or underway in nearly 80 communities throughout the province.“Our government has acted quickly to address the urgent need for housing that people can afford,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “It is not just about increasing the number of homes. It is about working with our …


4 ways co-op can help kickstart your career

 May 22, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Business student Karanvir Singh has brought curiosity and inquisitiveness to his time at TRU.        He’s made himself known as a dedicated and focussed student through his volunteering, three co-op work terms and contributions as a social media ambassador for TRU World. He was also an international student representative for TRU Student Union.  One of things that attracted him to TRU’s BBA program is its co-op opportunities. He made full use of the Career and Experiential Learning department an …


Shuswap families get new child care spaces

 May 22, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Parents in the Shuswap region have more options for child care with the addition of 19 new licensed child care spaces in the area, including the first licensed family child care centre in Sicamous.The Province is investing $70,485 under the Childcare BC New Spaces Fund to support the creation of 12 spaces at Tiny Tykes n Tots Childcare Centre in Salmon Arm – opened as of March 2019 – and another seven spaces at Krystal’s Creative Kidz in Sicamous. Krystal’s Creative Kidz is expected to open in J …


Surrey aerial gypsy moth spray treatment changed

 May 22, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development British Columbia News Surrey aerial gypsy moth spray treatment changed https://news.gov.bc.ca/19798 Information Bulletin Surrey Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:00 AM Information Bulletin Surrey Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:00 AM Surrey residents are advised that the final aerial spraying treatment to eradicate invasive gypsy moths from 62 hectares of residential and municipal park land close to Highway 1 near the Port Mann Bridge is …


Red flags and tips for ethical investing

 May 21, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

When it comes to your bottom line, the ethics of the people who manage your money could be the most important consideration when weighing your investing options. “If people feel like they aren’t being treated honestly, they stop investing and money stops flowing and eventually, the whole economy could come to a halt,” said School of Business and Economics (SoBE) faculty member Dan Thompson. There have been a number of financial crises in the past half century that were rooted in ethical lapses i …


British Columbia Farmers and Researchers Team Up on Climate Change Adaptation

 May 21, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Over the next four years, farmers and researchers across the province will be working together to demonstrate and evaluate technologies and practices that increase the resilience of British Columbia’s (B.C.) farms and ranches as producers adapt to a changing climate.Thanks to funding through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, delivered through the Farm Adaptation Innovator Program (FAIP), 10 new applied research projects will explore solutions to climate change-related challenges facing agri …


Teddy bears picnic for human rights

 May 21, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Stuffed bears of all shapes, colours and ages showed up for a teddy bear picnic. Gathered at Cariboo Child Care, TRU’s on-campus daycare, they were there for Bear Witness Day—a day recognizing that all Indigenous children, living on-reserve or off, have the legal right to access public supports and services when they need them. Joanna Carmichael of Cariboo Child Care shares a story during Bear Witness Day. Jordan’s Principle This legal right is known as Jordan’s Principle, and honours Jord …



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