Standing up for families frustrated by cellphone bills

 November 19, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

British Columbians who feel they are being gouged on their cellphone bills will have help with the appointment of a federal lead on telecommunications.Premier John Horgan has appointed Bob D’Eith, MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission, to stand up for B.C. families by advocating to Ottawa for more affordable and transparent cellphone options.“During the federal election campaign, most major parties made commitments to improve the quality and affordability of cellphone services in Canada,” said Premier Hor …

Pile burning scheduled for Kleena Kleene area

 November 19, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Piles of woody debris will be burned near the site of the 2017 Kleena Kleene wildfire to help reduce wildfire risks in the area.Burning operations could begin as early as Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, and will continue periodically until about Feb. 15, 2020. Smoke may be visible from Highway 20 and from neighbouring communities.These controlled burns will be conducted by staff from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. Burning will only occur on days when si …

Minister’s statement on B.C. ranking first in Canada for energy efficiency

 November 19, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources British Columbia News Minister’s statement on B.C. ranking first in Canada for energy efficiency Statement Victoria Tuesday, November 19, 2019 11:00 AM Statement Victoria Tuesday, November 19, 2019 11:00 AM Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, has issued the following statement:“It is great to see British Columbia recognized for its leadership and innovation in energy efficiency. This shows w …

Additional support, awareness needed to prevent infant sleep deaths

 November 19, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Expanding low-barrier and culturally safe public health services to vulnerable families, improving continuity of care and service co-ordination, and determining the need for a provincial approach for reviewing infant mortality are key recommendations of a death review panel into sudden infant deaths.Each year, approximately 23 infants under the age of one year die unexpectedly during sleep in B.C. This death review panel identified three key areas to reduce the number of these sleep-related sudd …

Still Life: The KMA Taxidermy Collection

 November 18, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Students in the first-year course 2D Creative Design: Thinking and Making have produced a large-format collaborative drawing titled Avian Mosaic: A Cotton Grave as both a class assignment and exhibition component of Still Life: The KMA Taxidermy Collection at the Kamloops Museum & Archives. “This exhibition showcases the Kamloops Museum & Archives’ considerable collection of taxidermy in order to explore ideas and values that inform the practice of preparing, stuffing, and mounting …

Amnesty International Write for Rights

 November 18, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Join the TRUSU Equity Committee and stand up for human rights around the world by drawing attention to ongoing human rights abuses. Help get justice for 10 communities in Canada, Belarus, China, Egypt, Greece, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, the Philippines, and South Sudan by writing a letter or postcard urging the governments of these countries to take action to reduce ongoing human rights violations. Drop by for as little, or as long as your schedule allows. Get started by checking in with our volunte …

TRU’S Day of Giving exceeds goal

 November 18, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS–TRU’s Day of Giving raised $61,700 for scholarships and bursaries on Nov. 7 and 8. That total includes $25,000 from long-time TRU donors Roland and Anne Neave. This year’s goal was to raise $36,000 in 36 hours for student support during the third annual Day of Giving. The Neaves pledged to match every dollar given, up to $25,000. “I know students struggle nowadays to get through the school year while worrying about their finances,” Roland Neave said. “It’s better that some students can …


 November 18, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, News, Sports /  No Comments

TREVOR THURSTON SENT TO LETHBRIDGE FOR A 3RD ROUND PICK Kamloops, BC – General Manager Matt Bardsley announced today that the hockey club has traded 17-year-old defenseman Trevor Thurston to the Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for a third round pick in the 2021 WHL Bantam Draft. Thurston was originally selected by the Blazers in the fourth round of the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft. The 6’2” and 185lb native of Delta, BC was pointless in nine games with the hockey club. “It is tough to move a young pl …

Legislation to bring transparency to fuel industry, gasoline prices

 November 18, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Bill 42, the fuel price transparency act (FPTA), proposes to establish a mandatory reporting framework for companies involved in supplying gasoline and diesel in British Columbia.The FPTA will establish a regular schedule of reporting on the gasoline and diesel market, including: refined fuel imports and exports, including volume, source, destination and mode of transport; fuel volumes at refineries and terminals; and wholesale and retail prices. Companies will have to report their data and coul …

Women in Trades Forum

 November 18, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Learn about trades education from women working in trades careers. Come for the information, leave with a new career path. RSVP to [email protected] or 778-471-8365 View Link to Original Source

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