A safer corridor for young wild salmon

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

To protect wild salmon in the Broughton Archipelago, we are partnering government-to-government with First Nations to chart a new path for aquaculture in the region. Learn more: https://news.gov.bc.ca/18690 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAc6TaDIRrk


Broadway Subway project launched with procurement step

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

The Broadway Subway in Vancouver is moving forward with an invitation to bidders to submit their qualifications to design, build and finance the project.As part of the competitive procurement process, a request for qualifications (RFQ) has been released on BC Bid to identify a contractor to design, build and finance the Broadway Subway project. The RFQ will close in April 2019. The ministry will then select up to three respondent teams to participate in the subsequent phase of the competitive se …


Improving health-care services for people in West Kootenay Boundary

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

Enhanced patient care and improved conditions for health-care workers are coming to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) as a new ambulatory care area and expanded pharmacy have been approved by the provincial government.“Regional hospitals are critical for people in rural areas like the West Kootenay Boundary because they make sure people can get care close to home,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “We realize the urgency of the needed improvements for ambulatory care and a new, bigg …


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 February 15, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Health, News /  No Comments

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Health science professionals ratify agreement under mandate

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

Print Finance British Columbia News Health science professionals ratify agreement under mandate https://news.gov.bc.ca/19004 Information Bulletin Victoria Friday, February 15, 2019 1:30 PM Information Bulletin Victoria Friday, February 15, 2019 1:30 PM The Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA), representing approximately 18,000 health science professionals working in B.C., has ratified a new agreement under the B.C. government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate.The …


Staying safe outdoors on Family Day weekend

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

No one expects to have to make a call for help when out on a B.C. backcountry adventure but, unfortunately, it happens all the time.Over the past few weeks, search and rescue (SAR) volunteers throughout the province have been deployed to help British Columbians who have run into trouble in the wilderness. On Family Day weekend in 2018, SAR volunteers responded to 28 incidents. Planning can reduce the number of incidents and could make this Family Day weekend safe and enjoyable for everyone.Wheth …


Join the CleanBC conversation for a cleaner, brighter future

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

Print Environment and Climate Change Strategy British Columbia News Join the CleanBC conversation for a cleaner, brighter future https://news.gov.bc.ca/19003 News Release Victoria Friday, February 15, 2019 11:30 AM News Release Victoria Friday, February 15, 2019 11:30 AM George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, invites British Columbians to a conversation in a series of telephone town halls about the Province’s comprehensive plan to create a cleaner, stronger and more …


New St. Paul’s Hospital officially moving forward

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

Improved access to life-saving health care is on the way to downtown Vancouver with the approval of the business plan for a new St. Paul’s Hospital.“For over 125 years, people in Vancouver and across British Columbia have benefited from the health care provided by St. Paul’s Hospital,” said Premier John Horgan. “Today, we are safeguarding these life-saving services by taking action to build a brand new St. Paul’s Hospital that will serve more people and offer better access to the specialized car …


Science students show kids they CanCODE

 February 15, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Undergraduate students brought coding robots, internet knowledge and safety, photo editing, algorithms and more to classrooms in Kamloops — all in an effort to boost digital literacy in youth. Several TRU Science students developed and delivered hands-on coding workshops to 5,700 students in local elementary schools over the past nine months. This initiative, dubbed CanCODE, was born from a partnership with TRU’s EUReKA Science program, TRU Computer Science faculty member Kevin O’Neil, and Kamlo …


Suzuki brings Beyond Climate film to TRU

 February 15, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

When it comes to global environmentalism, one name stands above the rest: Dr. David Suzuki. The Canadian icon returns to TRU on March 8 as part of the Beyond Climate film tour. “When we heard about the possibility of hosting this film with David Suzuki, it didn’t take us too long to say yes to it,” said James Gordon, the environmental programs and research coordinator in the Sustainability Office. “[Suzuki] is a legend.” Directed by University of Winnipeg professor Dr. Ian Mauro with the narrati …



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