CleanBC sets new strategy to boost safe, accessible active transportation

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

Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer –“As the provincial health officer of B.C., I fully support the objectives and actions outlined in the new Active Transportation Strategy. Moving toward active transportation has the potential to simultaneously increase the physical activity of British Columbians, reduce motor vehicle crash injuries and fatalities, as well as improve environmental health that affects us all.”Rick Hansen, founder, Rick Hansen Foundation –“The Government of British Colum …

Province appoints acting conflict of interest commissioner

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

Print Attorney General British Columbia News Province appoints acting conflict of interest commissioner Information Bulletin Victoria Monday, June 17, 2019 2:30 PM Information Bulletin Victoria Monday, June 17, 2019 2:30 PM The Province has appointed Lynn Smith, QC, as B.C.’s acting members’ conflict of interest commissioner.The position has been vacant since the passing of Paul Fraser, QC, on March 29, 2019.The special committee for appointment of a conflict of inte …

Langford families can look forward to new schools

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

Two new schools in the fast-growing community of Langford will give kids modern, inspiring places to learn while reducing crowding at nearby schools.“Schools are at the heart of community. They are where we meet, play and connect,” said Premier John Horgan. “These two new state-of-the-art schools coming to Langford will deliver the modern learning environments our children need, while also providing spaces for community organizations and events.”The Government of British Columbia is providing $8 …

Board energized by tour of Vancouver services

 June 17, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Community, Health, News /  No Comments

Visiting Developmental Disability Association (left to right): Tasia Alexis (DDA Program Assistant Director), Kathy Bright (Board Member), Stephanie Rich (DDA Manager), Danielle White (DDA Program Director), Jean-Claude Ndungutse (CLBC Integrated Services Manager), Onkar Biring (Board Member – front), Randy Schmidt (CLBC Communications and Stakeholder Relations), Jake Anthony (Board Member), Lynn Davies (CLBC Interim CEO).Board member Kathy Bright said she felt welcomed, energized and excited by …

Policy changes help break the cycle of poverty

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

On July 1, 2019, the following policy changes take effect to help build a better B.C. for vulnerable British Columbians, making life more affordable and supporting them to overcome social and economic barriers:Reducing access times: The work-search period will be reduced from five weeks to three weeks, while returning applicants will continue to complete the three-week work search. These changes do not impact applicants who are already exempt from work search requirements.Ending penalties for fa …

Empowering South Asian youth to tackle mental health stigma

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

South Asian youth will be actively promoting mental wellness and reducing stigma with their peers, families and communities through a new mental health youth ambassador program funded by the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions.The South Asian Mental Health Alliance (SAMHAA) received $112,900 in year-end funding to train 100 youth ambassadors by spring 2021. The training will be offered throughout the Lower Mainland and includes the mental health first-aid certification course, developed by …

Temporary service change_KBRH nuclear medicine

 June 17, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Health, News /  No Comments

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 June 17, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, News, Sports /  No Comments

BLAZERS NAME CLOUSTON HEAD COACH, SYDOR ASSOCIATE COACH Kamloops, BC – General Manager, Matt Bardsley announced today that Shaun Clouston has been named the team’s Head Coach and Darryl Sydor is the hockey club’s Associate Coach. “We are excited about the dynamic that Shaun and Darryl along with the rest of our staff can bring that will help provide team success while enabling the players to maximize their potential individually,” said Bardsley. Clouston joins the Blazers after spending the past …

New student beds help UBC Okanagan students focus on studies

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

More student beds at the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Okanagan campus will allow students to rest easy and focus on their studies, rather than worrying about where to live, while easing pressure on a tight rental market.The provincial government is providing the university with a loan for a 220-unit, on-campus affordable student housing project at UBC Okanagan, helping address the waitlist of over 1,000 students and a private rental vacancy rate of 1.9% in Kelowna.The new student housi …

Richardson Ranch celebrating 100 years of family and ranching

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

Richardson Ranch is celebrating 100 years and seven generations of family history and growth — from being a source of local beef on Haida Gwaii, to including a veterinary clinic and agricultural supply centre, and becoming a source of bulls for ranches throughout B.C.“Ranching is entrenched in the history of B.C.,” said Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture. “Century Farm awards are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate that history and the ranchers who have been providing so much to their communi …

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