Better access to affordable, quality child care for Sea-to-Sky families

 January 17, 2020 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Child care is getting less expensive and easier to find in the Sea-to-Sky region as the Province invests in more than 30 new child care spaces to give more parents the option to return to work, go back to school or pursue other opportunities.“We’ve already seen the impact that the child care shortage has had on parents in Sea to Sky, with many people having to travel to nearby communities to find care,” said Katrina Chen, Minister of State for Child Care. “These new spaces are a first step to br …


Tax relief coming for small businesses, non-profits

 January 17, 2020 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Small businesses, non-profits and arts and culture organizations paying high property taxes through their commercial leases will be able to get relief through interim business property tax relief legislation that is under development.The legislation, to be introduced this spring, would give municipalities the ability to provide property tax relief to small businesses and organizations that they identify as paying high property taxes. These taxes are a result of the combination of years of increa …


Better access to affordable, quality child care for Fraser Valley families

 January 17, 2020 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

This backgrounder contains additional information on projects in the Fraser Valley that will create 421 new licensed child care spaces in the Fraser Valley.AldergroveEagle Kids Learning CentreFifty new infant/toddler spaces are being created. The centre has an outdoor play space and a garden to help children connect with the natural world and teach them how to care for plants, flowers and vegetables. Children will also have the opportunity to learn different subjects, such as art, music and scie …


2020 Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game: Team White Post-Game

 January 17, 2020 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, News, Sports /  No Comments

Hear from Kaiden Guhle (Prince Albert Raiders), Braden Schneider (Brandon Wheat Kings), Connor Zary (Kamloops Blazers), and Dylan Garand (Kamloops Blazers) following the 2020 Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Hamilton, Ont. Source link


Better access to affordable, quality child care for Port Alberni families

 January 17, 2020 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Child care is getting less expensive and easier to find in Port Alberni as the Province invests in seven new child care spaces to give more parents the option to return to work, go back to school or pursue other opportunities.“While at work or school, it’s important parents feel confident that their children are being well cared for in a nurturing, quality learning environment,” said Katrina Chen, Minister of State for Child Care. “These new inclusive and innovative spaces in Port Alberni will h …


BLAZERS HOME TO TRI-CITY AT SANDMAN CENTRE – Kamloops Blazers

 January 17, 2020 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, News, Sports /  No Comments

BLAZERS HOME TO TRI-CITY AT SANDMAN CENTRE – Kamloops Blazers You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience. January 17, 2020 Allen Douglas Source link


Consultations begin on preventing money laundering in mortgages, corporations

 January 17, 2020 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

British Columbians are invited to take part in public engagements on creating a central registry of company beneficial ownership, as well as modernizing mortgage broker regulation to guard against money laundering.“Money laundering in our economy must end,” said Carole James, Minister of Finance. “These consultations are an opportunity for the public to voice concerns around how we can prevent dirty money from coming into our communities through these channels and create a better, safer British …


Russian political shakeup

 January 17, 2020 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Is Russian President Vladimir Putin proposing changes to his country’s constitution so he can keep a hold on power? Thompson Rivers University Russian historian Wilson Bell has published a book about the Soviet Union’s Gulag prison camps and is researching Siberia’s history through the halls of a parish school at 44 Lenin Ave. He is available to offer his insights into what is happening in Russia. Contact: [email protected] View Link to Original Source


Emergency department renovations complete at SOGH

 January 17, 2020 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Health, News /  No Comments

Date: 1/17/2020 Type of release: News Release View Link to Original Source


Blazers’ Zary and Garand shine at CHL/NHL Top Prospects game

 January 17, 2020 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, News, Sports /  No Comments

Blazers’ Zary and Garand shine at CHL/NHL Top Prospects game Source link



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