Opportunity to provide input on Royal BC Museum modernization

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

British Columbians are invited to share their ideas for a modernized Royal BC Museum as the Province moves forward with planning to preserve B.C.’s natural and human history for generations to come.“The Royal BC Museum is one of B.C.’s greatest cultural icons, drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. It offers people the chance to explore our social and environmental history and discover the events and people that shape our province,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Cu …


New freshwater fishing guide now available

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

Print Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development British Columbia News New freshwater fishing guide now available https://news.gov.bc.ca/19239 Information Bulletin Victoria Friday, March 22, 2019 11:30 AM Information Bulletin Victoria Friday, March 22, 2019 11:30 AM The Province has released the new, updated guide to freshwater fishing in British Columbia.The 2019-2021 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis is available online and will soon be available in hard copy at Fr …


Child care planning goes local

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

Local child care needs from now through 2029 are the focus of $3 million in municipal planning grants that will help ensure communities are responsive to young families.“These planning grants will help municipalities and regional districts assess their current child care circumstances and identify what local families will need over the next decade,” said Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development. “Local governments know best the unique needs in their communities, and working to …


Emergency operations centres and training funds help B.C. communities

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

Sixty-three local and regional governments and First Nations communities have been approved to receive their share of nearly $1.5 million in provincial emergency preparedness funding to support emergency operations centres (EOCs) and related emergency training.Since the September 2017 Budget update, communities and governments throughout B.C. have received more than $20.5 million through the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF). Now, another 57 applicants in 63 communities are receiving …


Multiculturalism and anti-racism champions honoured

 March 21, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Office of the Premier British Columbia News Multiculturalism and anti-racism champions honoured https://news.gov.bc.ca/19238 Chinese and Punjabi translations are included in this release News Release Vancouver Thursday, March 21, 2019 5:15 PM News Release Vancouver Thursday, March 21, 2019 5:15 PM Five deserving British Columbians are being honoured for their work to end acts of racism and promote cultural inclusion at the Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Awards.“Diverse and inclusive comm …


BC Coroners Service releases updated data on homeless deaths

 March 21, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Public Safety and Solicitor General British Columbia News BC Coroners Service releases updated data on homeless deaths https://news.gov.bc.ca/19223 Information Bulletin Victoria Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:15 AM Information Bulletin Victoria Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:15 AM The BC Coroners Service has released updated data on deaths that occurred among homeless individuals in British Columbia to the end of December 2016.This report summarizes all deaths between 2007 and 2016 where the dec …


New mobile unit takes mental health and addictions services on the road

 March 21, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Mental Health and Addictions British Columbia News New mobile unit takes mental health and addictions services on the road https://news.gov.bc.ca/19233 News Release Terrace Thursday, March 21, 2019 1:45 PM News Release Terrace Thursday, March 21, 2019 1:45 PM People living in Terrace and surrounding northwest communities will now have access to a new mobile service that will help remove barriers to quality mental health and addictions supports. Comprised of a retrofitted ambulance, the new …


Self-Regulation… What is it and why is it important for learning?

 March 21, 2019 /  ProvinceofBC /  BC, Politics /  1 Comment

This webcast features Dr. Stuart Shanker & Jane Bertrand on the topic of self regulation. The speakers discuss: • self-regulation and its importance in the early years and for lifelong success; • how self-regulation is connected to children’s learning; and • evidence-based, practical classroom strategies to support children’s self-regulatory skills in the early years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyyV8Tylcms


Tentative agreement reached with resident doctors, health employers

 March 21, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Finance British Columbia News Tentative agreement reached with resident doctors, health employers https://news.gov.bc.ca/19225 Information Bulletin Victoria Thursday, March 21, 2019 2:00 PM Information Bulletin Victoria Thursday, March 21, 2019 2:00 PM The Resident Doctors of BC (RDBC) and the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) have reached a tentative agreement under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate, which focuses on improving services for people and ensuring …


New campus homes help Cranbrook students focus on studies

 March 21, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Twice as many College of the Rockies students can rest their heads on more affordable, on-campus beds when a new student-housing complex opens in 2020.Six new cottage-style buildings will provide spaces for 96 more students, doubling capacity at the college and allowing students to focus on their studies instead of where to live.“The struggle to find affordable housing adds pressure to the entire community and affects students by creating barriers to education,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of Ad …



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