New and improved culture and recreation centres coming to six BC communities

 September 6, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

From: Infrastructure Canada (canada.ca) Investing in recreational and cultural infrastructure builds strong dynamic communities, supports economic growth, helps celebrate Canada’s diversity, and promotes people’s health and wellbeing.Today, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility and Member of Parliament for Delta, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; and the Honourable Selina R …


Bernard Creek wildfire east side of Kootenay Lake

 September 6, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The BC Wildfire Service is responding to the Bernard Creek fire, approximately five kilometres west of Mount Loki, which is located on the east side of Kootenay Lake near Kaslo.The wildfire is in steep, difficult terrain and is currently estimated to be 1.5 hectares in size. However, the size is likely to change once more accurate mapping is completed.This fire was detected on Sept. 5, 2019, and is suspected to be caused by lightning. Response included aviation support, with retardant dropped ne …


Long-term Ecological Monitoring in BC Parks

 September 6, 2019 /  ProvinceofBC /  BC, Politics /  No Comments

BC Parks has a Long-term Ecological Monitoring program that helps to understand how ecosystems in BC’s parks are changing over time. This video focuses on the intertidal protocol, which measures the species found in between the points of the lowest and highest tides. To learn more about BC Parks Long Term Ecological Monitoring Program, visit www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/partnerships/ltem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ae92aRENac


Students provided with free menstrual products in schools

 September 6, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Education and community partners gathered to celebrate the official launch of the New Westminster School District’s efforts to provide stigma-free access to menstrual products for all students.“By reducing barriers for students to these necessary products, the New Westminster School District is making real changes in the lives of students,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Education. “Removing unnecessary and inequitable barriers for students is an important issue long advocated for by the United W …


New housing to help students focus on studies, not finances

 September 6, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

New, affordable, on-campus student housing is coming to Coast Mountain College’s Terrace campus, with 108 new beds to replace outdated housing and 33 net new student beds.“Students should be able to focus on acquiring the skills and training they need to join B.C.’s thriving economy, and not worry about finding a place to live,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. “The new student homes are part of our government’s commitment to address a call to action from s …


SOGI summit begins school year with priorities on student, Indigenous voices

 September 6, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

New sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) funding will help expand the annual provincial SOGI Education Summit, with a focus on increasing the participation of youth, parents and Indigenous partners.“By committing to improving SOGI-inclusive education in B.C. schools, we are helping students understand and respect their differences, something that will serve them today and in the future,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Education. “We are continuing to work with students and our education …


Residential school Stop of Interest sign unveiled

 September 6, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Transportation and Infrastructure British Columbia News Residential school Stop of Interest sign unveiled https://news.gov.bc.ca/20541 News Release Tk?emlu?ps (Kamloops) Friday, September 6, 2019 11:00 AM News Release Tk?emlu?ps (Kamloops) Friday, September 6, 2019 11:00 AM Tk?emlu?ps te Secwe?pemc and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure have unveiled a new Stop of Interest sign to acknowledge the horrific impact the Kamloops Indian Residential School has had on several gener …


Minister’s statement on August Labour Force Survey results

 September 6, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Jobs, Trade and Technology British Columbia News Minister’s statement on August Labour Force Survey results https://news.gov.bc.ca/20542 Statement Victoria Friday, September 6, 2019 10:00 AM Statement Victoria Friday, September 6, 2019 10:00 AM Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, has issued the following statement on the release of Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey for August 2019:“For two years, our government has harnessed a strong and stable economy by investing …


Government of Canada and Province of British Columbia announce investments in wild salmon conservation, habitat restoration and research science projects throughout British Columbia

 September 6, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Healthy wild fish stocks are vital to the economic prosperity and social fabric of British Columbia’s coastal communities, and are fundamental to the culture of many Indigenous communities.The focus on habitat restoration projects and research science is part of a broader approach to addressing declines in salmon stocks that include restoring lost protections for fish and fish habitat in the modernized Fisheries Act, science-based fisheries management measures, reviewing concerns regarding preda …


Prescribed burns to help restore Garry oak ecosystems

 September 5, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The BC Wildfire Service plans to conduct two prescribed burns in the Maple Bay and Metchosin areas of Vancouver Island to reduce wildfire risks, manage flammable vegetation on the landscape and help restore Garry oak ecosystems.The two controlled burns will be lit sometime in September or October 2019, when site and weather conditions are favourable.Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve (off Maple Bay Road)This 1.5-hectare prescribed burn will be conducted in conjunction with the Nature Conservancy of Can …



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