Targeted funding adds more health program seats on Vancouver Island

 March 23, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

More health-care seats are being added at three public post-secondary institutions on Vancouver Island through one-time funding of $345,000 to ensure that health demands for patients are being met in local communities.           The three institutions receiving funding are: Camosun College – $165,000 North Island College – $96,800 Vancouver Island University (VIU)- $83,200 Funding at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo will support 12 addition …


Additional health-care assistant seats added at Selkirk College

 March 23, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

Funding for additional health-care assistant seats at Selkirk College in Trail will address the demand for health-care professionals in the region.  One-time funding of $158,000 from the Ministry of Advanced Education will support an additional 18 full-time equivalent (FTE) seats in the 26-week program at the Trail campus. The scheduled start date for the program is September 2017. “Our government continues to align funding with the health-care education and training needs of communit …


B.C. rolls out $95 million to support all 60 school districts

 March 23, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

School districts in B.C. will benefit from $95 million under the following four provincial programs: The School Enhancement Program will help school districts extend the life of their facilities through a wide range of improvement projects, including: plumbing, boiler and other mechanical upgrades heating and ventilation upgrades roofing upgrades window, lighting and electrical system upgrades safety enhancements including fire protection flooring upgrades The Student Learning Grant will help di …


350-plus new campsites throughout B.C. open for 2017 camping season

 March 23, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

Visitors will soon have more camping opportunities throughout British Columbia with the completion of more than 350 new campsites in BC Parks and forestry recreation sites, in time for the upcoming camping season. This is the first phase of the 1,900 new campsites announced by Premier Christy Clark in November 2016 as part of the BC Parks Future Strategy, the Province’s commitment to public recreation opportunities. Campsite expansion is occurring in all regions of the province, and the ma …


Scholarship Reminder: Final week to submit an application

 March 23, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Community, News /  No Comments

Home CLBC / BCGEU Scholarship Fund 2016 The Community Living BC / BC Government and Service Employees’ Union Scholarship is designed to benefit adults with diverse abilities served by CLBC across the province. Please note that the application requires personal details and information. CLBC will ensure individuals’ privacy and security of personal information is safeguarded. You can submit an application from: CLBC-eligible individuals who are 19 or over The applicant must have alread …


Sixty new campsites in Mission open for the 2017 camping season

 March 23, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

Visitors soon will have more camping opportunities in the Mission area with the construction of 60 new campsites in time for the upcoming camping season. These brand-new recreation sites will be in the Stave West Forest and Recreation Area in the Mission Interpretive Forest near the Stave reservoir. This project is jointly funded by the Province and District of Mission with support from Kwantlen First Nation. It has been developed through collaborative efforts by the Province, the District of Mi …


Working to safeguard ancestral territories

 March 23, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

For 26-year-old Dallas Nikal, protecting the environment and ensuring First Nations play a leadership role in managing natural resources in their ancestral territories is vital.  A member of the Wet’suwet’en Nation, Dallas is part of a First Nations team working on environmental projects in the Skeena region. Currently, these projects are focused on monitoring wetland health and function, fish habitat and watershed condition, moose habitat, Grizzly bear habitat and medicinal pla …


Government supports planning for redeveloped Cariboo Memorial Hospital

 March 23, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

With Budget 2017, the provincial government is supporting planning for hospital redevelopment for Williams Lake and region. “Cariboo Memorial Hospital and Health Centre has provided excellent care for families in the area for many years,” said Health Minister Terry Lake, who was in Williams Lake to make the announcement. “I had the opportunity to tour the hospital in 2015 and was able to see first-hand the need for renewal. The planned redevelopment is great news for this commu …


Funding supports Smithers airport infrastructure project

 March 23, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

Smithers Regional Airport will receive $750,000 in funding from the B.C. Air Access Program for airport infrastructure improvements, announced Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone. “The Smithers Regional Airport not only provides services to residents and tourists visiting this part of B.C., it makes a significant contribution to the local and regional economy,” said Stone. “This funding through our B.C. Air Access program will help the airport make improvem …


CLBC News Updates – March 2017

 March 23, 2017 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Community, News /  No Comments

Home News CLBC News Updates – March 2017 March 23rd, 2017 After months of meetings, presentations and community visits to gather input, a new strategic plan has been approved by the Board of Directors to help guide CLBC until 2020. It sets goals for better quality of life outcomes and improved individual and family experiences, as well as more efficient operations and enhanced service provider partnerships. See the plan here and see the web announcement here. Thank you to everyon …



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