Export Navigator pilot expanded to support regional exporters

 April 23, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

To help more rural business owners in B.C. get their goods to international and interprovincial markets, the Export Navigator initiative will be expanded to offer specialized support for businesses owned by Indigenous peoples, women and youth.“Finding ways to support the hard-working people who fuel these businesses can only pay dividends in terms of jobs and growth,” said Mary Ng, federal Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, on behalf of Western Economic Diversification Canada. “Thr …


Province supports BCAFN Economic Development Strategy

 April 23, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) will continue development and implementation of its economic development strategy, supported by $2.24 million in provincial funding over the next two years.“This funding will ensure that capacity and innovation are available to BCAFN to support First Nations’ economic goals and improve our ability to collaborate with government, industry and each other,” said Terry Teegee, BCAFN Regional Chief. “First Nations communities must become economically self-suff …


Joint investment means safer commute for thousands on Vancouver Island

 April 23, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Significant highway improvements in Sooke and Langford on Vancouver Island will soon make the commute safer, faster and more reliable for the thousands who drive, cycle and take transit along these major corridors every day.Premier John Horgan and Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, announced joint federal and provincial funding for the improvements.In Sooke, improvements will be made to the Highway 14 corridor along the southern coast of Vancouver Island. Approximatel …


New elementary school on the way for Abbotsford families

 April 23, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Education British Columbia News New elementary school on the way for Abbotsford families https://news.gov.bc.ca/19509 News Release Abbotsford Tuesday, April 23, 2019 12:00 PM News Release Abbotsford Tuesday, April 23, 2019 12:00 PM Students and families in the Eagle Mountain area of Abbotsford can look forward to a new elementary school in the near future, providing more classroom space for one of B.C.’s fastest growing communities. “Students deserve to learn in schools that aren’t overly …


Funding programs that aim to keep kids out of gangs, neighbourhoods safe

 April 23, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

To assist communities facing increased gun and gang violence throughout British Columbia, six programs aimed at enhancing efforts to prevent, disrupt and combat this violence will receive sustained funding through the Gun and Gang Violence Action Fund from Public Safety Canada.“Prevention and intervention at the community level are important parts of combating the gun and gang violence that we’ve seen across our province,” said Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General. “Wo …


New affordable homes will help families in Burnaby

 April 23, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Families and people in need of affordable rental homes will soon have access to 125 new homes and the peace of mind that comes from secure housing.“After years of housing affordability being ignored by the previous government, we have put the focus back on people and building the right types of homes around the province,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “Working with partners in governments, non-profit and the development sector, we’re delivering results by build …


Wider lanes coming soon for new Lizard Creek Bridge

 April 23, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians will soon have a safer crossing on Highway 3 as work on a new Lizard Creek Bridge gets underway.The new bridge will include wider lanes and a separated multi-use pathway.“Peoples’ safety is my top priority, and including a multi-use path protected by a barrier will make a big difference to everyone who uses this part of the highway,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “Replacing the narrow bridge gives us an opportunity to make s …


Open house for West Fraser Road scheduled

 April 23, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Transportation and Infrastructure British Columbia News Open house for West Fraser Road scheduled https://news.gov.bc.ca/19499 Information Bulletin Quesnel Tuesday, April 23, 2019 8:00 AM Information Bulletin Quesnel Tuesday, April 23, 2019 8:00 AM The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is inviting the public to an open house to update the status of West Fraser Road.Ministry staff will be on hand to answer questions and discuss options to re-establish regular service for affecte …


Rural Dividend grants provide support for the northwest

 April 22, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Under the BC Rural Dividend Program, the Government of British Columbia is providing over $2 million for nine projects in the northwest region of the province.Almost $19 million in 153 single applicant and partnership project grants are being awarded to eligible local governments, First Nations and not-for-profit organizations through the Rural Dividend Program.These grants help fund projects that support economic development and diversification in rural communities throughout the province. Gran …


Rural Dividend grants support the Cariboo

 April 22, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Under the BC Rural Dividend Program, the Government of British Columbia is providing $935,925 for 11 projects in the Cariboo region.Almost $19 million in 153 single applicant and partnership project grants are being awarded to eligible local governments, First Nations and not-for-profit organizations through the Rural Dividend Program.These grants help fund projects that support economic development and diversification in rural communities throughout the province. Grants can be up to $100,000 fo …



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