Firefighting help arrives in B.C., with more to follow

 August 3, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development British Columbia News Firefighting help arrives in B.C., with more to follow https://news.gov.bc.ca/17774 Information Bulletin kamloops Friday, August 3, 2018 3:22 PM Information Bulletin kamloops Friday, August 3, 2018 3:22 PM Out-of-province firefighting personnel and aircraft will be arriving in B.C. over the next week to help the BC Wildfire Service battle 446 wildfires burning throughout the province.Twenty firefighters …


New training supports Indigenous wellness workers in Metro Vancouver

 August 3, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

New training programs created by the Metro Vancouver Aboriginal Executive Council aim to help Indigenous health and wellness employees who experience emotional stress working on the frontlines.Many Indigenous non-profit organizations report their employees struggle to manage stress-related burnout and the emotional impact of working through the overdose crisis. Employees working at agencies that serve families who have lost loved ones due to overdose often experience grief, thinking they could h …


B.C. on path to reconciliation with Southern Dakelh Nation Alliance

 August 3, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

British Columbia and the Southern Dakelh Nation Alliance have signed a government-to-government agreement that establishes a new relationship based on respect and recognition of rights.The Foundation Framework Agreement, or Hubulhsooninats’Uhoot’alh –  Dakelh for “together we will fix it” –  lays out a foundation for building comprehensive reconciliation and a positive government-to-government relationship between British Columbia and the First Nations of the Southern Dakelh Nation Alliance, bas …


New homes proposed for people in need in Chilliwack

 August 3, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

More people experiencing homelessness in Chilliwack will have the chance for stable housing through another proposed modular housing partnership between the Government of British Columbia and the city.Funded under the Building BC: Rapid Response to Homelessness program, 46 homes with supports and services are proposed on the 45000 block of Trethewey Avenue.“Like many communities in the province, the City of Chilliwack is working with our government to address a housing crisis that is negatively …


Premier John Horgan’s statement on Vancouver Pride

 August 3, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Office of the Premier British Columbia News Premier John Horgan’s statement on Vancouver Pride https://news.gov.bc.ca/17760 Statement victoria Friday, August 3, 2018 8:00 AM Statement victoria Friday, August 3, 2018 8:00 AM Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement in celebration of Vancouver Pride:“Pride is a celebration — and a protest. For 40 years, queer and trans communities have rallied together with allies and marched through the streets of Vancouver to advocate for the …


Province celebrates Pride weekend with plans for human rights commission

 August 3, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

On the eve of Vancouver’s annual Pride festival, government has signalled its intention to introduce legislative amendments to the Human Rights Code this fall.These amendments, when passed, will re-establish a human rights commissioner for British Columbia and support progress on gender equity and LGBTQ rights.The proposed amendments to the code will create an independent human rights commissioner who reports to the legislative assembly.“This new human rights commission will work with people thr …


Safe travel reminder for B.C. Day long weekend

 August 3, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Transportation and Infrastructure British Columbia News Safe travel reminder for B.C. Day long weekend https://news.gov.bc.ca/17761 Information Bulletin Victoria Friday, August 3, 2018 6:30 AM Information Bulletin Victoria Friday, August 3, 2018 6:30 AM (flickr.com) With increased traffic expected over the B.C. Day long weekend, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure reminds travellers to plan ahead, use extra caution and watch for motorcycles.During the summer, more motorcycles …


Minister statement on U.S. Department of Commerce newsprint duties

 August 2, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, has made the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s final decision to impose countervailing and antidumping duties of 20.26% on Catalyst Paper’s newsprint exports to the U.S.:“B.C. is very frustrated and concerned about the continued effect these unwarranted punitive duties will have on B.C.’s forest sector and on the families in communities across B.C. whose livelihoods rely on it.“These unfair U.S. duties, whi …


Area restriction in place for Snowy Mountain wildfire

 August 2, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development British Columbia News Area restriction in place for Snowy Mountain wildfire https://news.gov.bc.ca/17767 Information Bulletin kamloops Thursday, August 2, 2018 4:32 PM Information Bulletin kamloops Thursday, August 2, 2018 4:32 PM Effective at noon on Aug. 2, 2018, the BC Wildfire Service implemented an area restriction order for Crown land in the vicinity of the Snowy Mountain wildfire to protect the public, ensure the safe …


Province launches new Building BC: Supportive Housing Fund

 August 2, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Municipal Affairs and Housing British Columbia News Province launches new Building BC: Supportive Housing Fund https://news.gov.bc.ca/17759 Information Bulletin Victoria Thursday, August 2, 2018 2:00 PM Information Bulletin Victoria Thursday, August 2, 2018 2:00 PM Building on the success of its Rapid Response to Homelessness program, the Government of British Columbia has launched the Building BC: Supportive Housing Fund.This investment will provide $1.2 billion over 10 years to build and …



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