Pile burning scheduled for Kleena Kleene area

 November 19, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Piles of woody debris will be burned near the site of the 2017 Kleena Kleene wildfire to help reduce wildfire risks in the area.Burning operations could begin as early as Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, and will continue periodically until about Feb. 15, 2020. Smoke may be visible from Highway 20 and from neighbouring communities.These controlled burns will be conducted by staff from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. Burning will only occur on days when si …


Minister’s statement on B.C. ranking first in Canada for energy efficiency

 November 19, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources British Columbia News Minister’s statement on B.C. ranking first in Canada for energy efficiency https://news.gov.bc.ca/21047 Statement Victoria Tuesday, November 19, 2019 11:00 AM Statement Victoria Tuesday, November 19, 2019 11:00 AM Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, has issued the following statement:“It is great to see British Columbia recognized for its leadership and innovation in energy efficiency. This shows w …


Additional support, awareness needed to prevent infant sleep deaths

 November 19, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Expanding low-barrier and culturally safe public health services to vulnerable families, improving continuity of care and service co-ordination, and determining the need for a provincial approach for reviewing infant mortality are key recommendations of a death review panel into sudden infant deaths.Each year, approximately 23 infants under the age of one year die unexpectedly during sleep in B.C. This death review panel identified three key areas to reduce the number of these sleep-related sudd …


Legislation to bring transparency to fuel industry, gasoline prices

 November 18, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Bill 42, the fuel price transparency act (FPTA), proposes to establish a mandatory reporting framework for companies involved in supplying gasoline and diesel in British Columbia.The FPTA will establish a regular schedule of reporting on the gasoline and diesel market, including: refined fuel imports and exports, including volume, source, destination and mode of transport; fuel volumes at refineries and terminals; and wholesale and retail prices. Companies will have to report their data and coul …


Be sure to take advantage of education savings opportunities

 November 18, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Education British Columbia News Be sure to take advantage of education savings opportunities https://news.gov.bc.ca/21036 Information Bulletin Victoria Monday, November 18, 2019 8:00 AM Information Bulletin Victoria Monday, November 18, 2019 8:00 AM Education Savings Week is from Nov. 18 to 22, 2019.Almost 80% of job openings in British Columbia over the next decade will require some form of post-secondary education.Families can open a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) and the Gover …


Support for feed on the way to Cariboo-Chilcotin ranchers

 November 18, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Ranchers in the Cariboo-Chilcotin will have help feeding their livestock this winter following forage loss due to flooding in summer and fall 2019.“Ranchers are synonymous with the Cariboo, and the B.C. government is doing more to support their recovery from this year’s floods, just like we did from the wildfires in 2017 and 2018,” said Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture. “Ministry staff were on the ground in Big Creek, helping assess impacted properties shortly after the floodwater subsided t …


Inquest scheduled into death of Corey John Scherbey

 November 18, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The BC Coroners Service has scheduled a public inquest into the death of Corey John Scherbey, beginning on April 14, 2020, at 9:30 a.m., at the Burnaby Coroners’ Court (20th floor, 4720 Kingsway, Metrotower II, Metrotown, Burnaby).The death of Scherbey, 38, was reported to the BC Coroners Service on Aug, 22, 2011, after he was discovered deceased at his residence in Chilliwack that afternoon.Earlier this year, under Section 19(1)(a) of the Coroners Act, Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety …


In Collaboration with First Nations – Woss / Wa’s Lake Provincial Park

 November 18, 2019 /  ProvinceofBC /  BC, Politics /  No Comments

BC Parks is proud to work collaboratively with First Nation communities in our shared responsibility to preserve and steward our protected areas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8EhDJ6UgoY


Conservation officer of the year follows in father’s footsteps

 November 18, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Blake Parker has always viewed his father as a hero.Growing up in the north eastern city of Fort St. John, Parker would sometimes tag along with the B.C. conservation officer to investigate wildlife complaints, getting a first-hand look at what his father did for a living.That experience, combined with a love of the outdoors, fuelled Parker’s interest to someday pursue a career as a conservation officer too.Now, the 37 year old is following in his father’s footsteps and has returned to his homet …


Permit needed to cut or collect wood on Crown land

 November 18, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

With many parts of B.C. experiencing colder weather and more people lighting their fireplaces and wood stoves, residents are reminded that anyone who cuts, collects or uses firewood must ensure that it is collected legally.A Free Use Permit for Firewood is free and allows people to collect and transport firewood from eligible Crown land for their personal use. Obtaining a permit is easy, since the application form is available online. Alternatively, people can visit their local natural resource …



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