Construction starts on a new MRI for Langley

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

The B.C. Surgical and Diagnostic Imaging Strategy continues to make progress as construction begins on Langley Memorial Hospital’s first MRI machine.Patients in Langley and across the region will benefit from increased access to MRI exams and shorter wait times when the first-ever MRI for Langley Memorial Hospital opens mid-summer 2020.“Waiting for an MRI is a stress too many people face,” said Premier John Horgan. “This new MRI machine will provide 7,500 MRI exams annually, which means shorter …


Kamloops This Week | More seats at TRU for Indigenous teachers

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

TRU is adding 16 seats to its Bachelor of Education program that are dedicated for Indigenous students and come with supports such as an Elder and mentor. Read more View Link to Original Source


Confirmed case of rabies in B.C.

 July 15, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, has confirmed a rare case of viral rabies infection in a British Columbia resident, who has subsequently died.The adult male was in contact with a bat in mid-May 2019 and developed symptoms compatible with rabies six weeks later.While the exposure in this case was on Vancouver Island, bats in all areas of B.C. are known to carry rabies. To ensure privacy for the family, no further information on the individual will be released.Family members, close co …


Inquest scheduled into death of Jacobus Jonker

 July 15, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The BC Coroners Service has scheduled a public inquest into the death of Jacobus Jonker, beginning on Sept. 9, 2019.The inquest will start at 9:30 a.m. at the Smithers Courthouse, located at 3793 Alfred Ave.The death of Jonker, 53, was reported to the BC Coroners Service on Feb. 21, 2015, following an altercation that took place a week earlier involving police officers and a civilian jail guard at the Smithers RCMP cell block.Under Section 18(2) of the Coroners Act, inquests are mandatory for an …


BLAZERS ADD STACY KEEN AS SALES ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE – Kamloops Blazers

 July 15, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, News, Sports /  No Comments

BLAZERS ADD STACY KEEN AS SALES ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Kamloops, BC – The Kamloops Blazers are pleased to announce that Stacy Keen has joined our team as a Sales Account Executive. Stacy is well known in Kamloops having resided here for over 40 years. She has been with Radio NL the past nine years and has won multiple sales and achievement awards. “We believe Stacy will be a great addition to our organization,” commented President / COO, Don Moores. “She has extensive experience in sales and building …


Minister’s statement on Ultra-High-Speed Rail Business Case Study

 July 15, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Jobs, Trade and Technology British Columbia News Minister’s statement on Ultra-High-Speed Rail Business Case Study https://news.gov.bc.ca/20239 Statement Vancouver Monday, July 15, 2019 1:10 PM Statement Vancouver Monday, July 15, 2019 1:10 PM Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, has issued the following statement on the release of the Ultra-High-Speed Ground Transportation Business Case Analysis:“This study is part of the necessary good work that’s being done to give us …


TRU expands Bachelor of Education to support future Indigenous teachers

 July 15, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS–Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is expanding its Bachelor of Education program by 16 seats in September to help address a shortage of Indigenous teachers in the province. “TRU is pleased to offer this opportunity to Indigenous students. We know that inequities and under-representation exist between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in many ways, including in education, and this is one step forward in addressing this issue,” said Brett Fairbairn, president and vice-chancellor at TRU …


Bringing child care closer to home for families through new incentives for publicly funded child care

 July 15, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

A significant increase in funding will help public-sector and non-profit organizations create more publicly owned and operated child care spaces in their communities, bringing child care closer to home and making life more affordable for B.C. families.The maximum funding amount available from the Childcare BC New Spaces Fund to public-sector organizations, such as local governments, school districts, tribal councils and First Nations governments, is increasing to $3 million per project, up from …


India Independence Day

 July 12, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Celebrate India Independence Day with a flag raising, speeches, a movie and refreshments. The flag raising and speeches will take place outside the main entrance of the Campus Activity Centre, with the movie and refreshments in the TRU Students’ Union Lecture Hall. India gained independence from the United Kingdom on Aug. 15, 1947. Everyone is welcome. View Link to Original Source


Operators asked to bid on northern inter-city bus routes

 July 12, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The Province of B.C., with the support of the Government of Canada, is taking steps to ensure that people who live and work in northern British Columbia continue to have access to inter-city bus services.BC Transit, as directed by the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, is conducting a competitive process to extend northern inter-city bus services through to March 31, 2021. The request for proposal (RFP) aims to select one or more qualified transportation providers to operate on the f …



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