Supporting young learners to build B.C.’s food supply

 August 16, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The province’s future providers of locally grown food, the kids of 4-H British Columbia, are getting ready for crops, livestock and learning in the year ahead.4-H is getting some help from the B.C. government, as the 109th annual Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) opens Saturday, Aug. 17.“I’m so pleased to share that the B.C. government is again providing an additional $68,000 in annual funding to 4-H for a total of $155,000,” said Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture. “This gives youth in the pr …


Canada, B.C., Wei Wai Kum and Kwiakah First Nations advance to final treaty negotiations

 August 16, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The governments of Canada and British Columbia and the Wei Wai Kum and Kwiakah First Nations have signed a new agreement that will advance reconciliation and treaty negotiations.Chief Christopher Roberts, Wei Wai Kum First Nation; Chief Steven Dick, Kwiakah First Nation; Carolyn Bennett, federal Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations; and Scott Fraser, B.C.’s Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation; signed the Wei Wai Kum First Nation/Kwiakah First Nation Transition to Stage 5 and Tr …


Big Bar Landslide

 August 15, 2019 /  ProvinceofBC /  BC, Politics /  No Comments

Drone Footage – August 14 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iS1o3jiazk


Free driver training for Indigenous peoples in the North

 August 15, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

More than 1,000 people in Indigenous communities in B.C.’s North Coast and Nechako regions are getting access to driver training, opening the doors to job opportunities and safer travel.The Province is partnering with Terrace-based All Nations Driving Academy (ANDA) to deliver driver training in rural Indigenous communities. The training will help people travel to work, visit family, access health care and participate in B.C.’s thriving economy.“Improving access to driver training in Indigenous …


Open house scheduled for Highway 93/95 intersection improvements

 August 15, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is inviting people to an open house to provide input for an upcoming improvement project at the intersection of highways 93 and 95.“Safe roads keep goods moving smoothly and help people spend less time in traffic so they have more quality time with their families,” said François-Philippe Champagne, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. “The Government of Canada is working in partnership with British Columbia to ensure transportation …


More focus on outreach, treatment key to preventing suicides

 August 15, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Providing young people with the everyday tools and skills to support mental well-being and ensuring that health professionals have clear and accessible mental health practice and treatment guidelines are among the key recommendations of a death review panel into child and youth suicides.The panel identified three key areas to reduce child and youth suicide deaths and improve public safety:Adopt mental well-being strategies as part of social emotional learning for students; Identify and distribut …


Strong winds cause fires to grow in Cassiar Fire Zone

 August 14, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development British Columbia News Strong winds cause fires to grow in Cassiar Fire Zone https://news.gov.bc.ca/20415 Information Bulletin Smithers Wednesday, August 14, 2019 4:25 PM Information Bulletin Smithers Wednesday, August 14, 2019 4:25 PM Strong winds in the Cassiar Fire Zone on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, prompted increased fire activity and caused two of the more prominent wildfires within the Northwest Fire Centre to grow.  South …


$2.5 million in building code refunds, free codes on the way

 August 14, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Online versions of the B.C. Building Codes are now available free of charge, and nearly 5,000 people who purchased the code on or after Sept. 5, 2018, will soon get a refund.“Today’s announcement is a win-win,” said Navdeep Singh Bains, federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. “Not only are we returning money to the hard-working students and firms of B.C.’s construction sector and making national building codes free from now on, we are also celebrating the Province’s rol …


K-12 support staff agreements ratified under mandate

 August 14, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Finance British Columbia News K-12 support staff agreements ratified under mandate https://news.gov.bc.ca/20409 Information Bulletin Victoria Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1:31 PM Information Bulletin Victoria Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1:31 PM Four more K-12 support staff collective agreements have been ratified by the local union, the local school district and the BC Public School Employers’ Association board of directors under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate.The agree …


Planned ignitions scheduled for Eagle Bluff wildfire

 August 14, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The BC Wildfire Service is preparing to conduct planned ignition operations on the Eagle Bluff wildfire to help gain containment on its northern perimeter.These planned ignitions could begin as early as the afternoon of Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, if site and weather conditions are favourable. The Eagle Bluff wildfire currently covers about 2,632 hectares and is burning in steep terrain about five kilometres northeast of Oliver.Although the Eagle Bluff wildfire has experienced reduced fire activit …



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