$2.5 million in building code refunds, free codes on the way

 August 14, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Online versions of the B.C. Building Codes are now available free of charge, and nearly 5,000 people who purchased the code on or after Sept. 5, 2018, will soon get a refund.“Today’s announcement is a win-win,” said Navdeep Singh Bains, federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. “Not only are we returning money to the hard-working students and firms of B.C.’s construction sector and making national building codes free from now on, we are also celebrating the Province’s rol …


K-12 support staff agreements ratified under mandate

 August 14, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Finance British Columbia News K-12 support staff agreements ratified under mandate https://news.gov.bc.ca/20409 Information Bulletin Victoria Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1:31 PM Information Bulletin Victoria Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1:31 PM Four more K-12 support staff collective agreements have been ratified by the local union, the local school district and the BC Public School Employers’ Association board of directors under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate.The agree …


CHNL | Is Postmedia poised to turn to the political right?

 August 14, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Jeffrey Meyers of TRU Law joined NL Morning News with Howie Reimer to discuss the reported political right turn that Postmedia is taking. Listen below. .errordiv { padding:10px; margin:10px; border: 1px solid #555555;color: #000000;background-color: #f8f8f8; width:500px; }#advanced_iframe {visibility:visible;opacity:1;}#ai-layer-div-advanced_iframe p {height:100%;margin:0;padding:0} var ai_iframe_width_advanced_iframe = 0; var ai_iframe_height_advanced_iframe = 0;var aiIsIe8=false;var aiOnloadSc …


Planned ignitions scheduled for Eagle Bluff wildfire

 August 14, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The BC Wildfire Service is preparing to conduct planned ignition operations on the Eagle Bluff wildfire to help gain containment on its northern perimeter.These planned ignitions could begin as early as the afternoon of Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, if site and weather conditions are favourable. The Eagle Bluff wildfire currently covers about 2,632 hectares and is burning in steep terrain about five kilometres northeast of Oliver.Although the Eagle Bluff wildfire has experienced reduced fire activit …


CFJC Today | TRU professor urges Canadians to take caution when travelling to Hong Kong

 August 14, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

TRU’s Robert Hanlon, an assistant professor of politics, specializes in studying the links between corruption and human rights abuse in developing states. He focuses on Asia, particularly in China. CFJC Today asked for his perspective. Read more View Link to Original Source


Key safety improvements planned for Highway 1-Balmoral Road intersection

 August 14, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Following significant input from people who live and work in the community, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is moving forward with a safety reconfiguration of the Highway 1 and Balmoral Road intersection. When complete, this project will increase safety for people who travel this route by restricting left turns onto the highway and movements straight across the highway. These movements have accounted for over 70% of collisions at this location in the past 10 years. The intersec …


Employment Opportunity – SUPPORT FOR WOMEN AND YOUTH

 August 14, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Community, Kamloops, News /  No Comments

Reports to: Housing Manager Status: Full-time, 37.5 Hours/Week Wage Range: $35,000 – $40,000 Posting Date: August 13, 2019 Closing Date: August 26, 2019 Start Date: September 3, 2019 The Kamloops & District Elizabeth Fry Society is a non-profit society providing services to people who are, or could be, criminalized, with an emphasis on the needs of women and families.  The society provides education, advocacy, capacity building and safe, secure, affordable housing within an environment of re …


Area restriction implemented for Eagle Bluff wildfire

 August 13, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development British Columbia News Area restriction implemented for Eagle Bluff wildfire https://news.gov.bc.ca/20407 Information Bulletin Oliver Tuesday, August 13, 2019 8:20 PM Information Bulletin Oliver Tuesday, August 13, 2019 8:20 PM The BC Wildfire Service has implemented an area restriction order for Crown land in the vicinity of the Eagle Bluff wildfire in order to protect public safety and ensure the safety of firefighting pers …


Firefighters ready for more wind in Cassiar Fire Zone

 August 13, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development British Columbia News Firefighters ready for more wind in Cassiar Fire Zone https://news.gov.bc.ca/20403 Information Bulletin Smithers Tuesday, August 13, 2019 1:05 PM Information Bulletin Smithers Tuesday, August 13, 2019 1:05 PM The BC Wildfire Service expects that wildfires burning in the Cassiar Fire Zone will become more active today, Aug. 13, 2019, due to strong winds in the region. This wind pattern is forecasted to c …


Statement on auditor general’s audit of internal directory account management

 August 13, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Jinny Sims, Minister of Citizens’ Services, has released the following statement in response to the Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia’s audit of the B.C. government’s internal directory account management:“On behalf of the Province of B.C., I want to thank the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) for its work on this important report and for its recommendations, all of which government is accepting.“Staff in five ministries – Citizens’ Services; Attorney General; Health; Forests, …



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