Recreational water safety tips

 May 19, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

With hot weather forecast through the long weekend for much of the province, Emergency Management BC and the BC Coroners Service urge residents and visitors to take extra care in and around rivers and lakes.


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Volunteers make BC Parks shine

 May 19, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

Every year, hundreds of groups and individuals donate their time and energy to care for the 1,033 provincial parks and protected areas in British Columbia.


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Check for stow-away bats before hitting the road this summer

 May 19, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

British Columbians are being asked to make sure they are not accidentally taking stowaway bats for a free ride when they return from their summer travels.


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Affordable rental homes under construction in Courtenay

 May 18, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

The Government of British Columbia is partnering with M’akola Housing Society and Wachiay Friendship Centre Society to build 35 affordable, supportive homes for people who are at risk of homelessness, including Indigenous peoples, in Courtenay.


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Security for renters facing eviction comes into effect

 May 18, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

New protections and compensation for renters in British Columbia, who are facing eviction as a result of renovation or demolition, have officially come into effect.


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Burning to be restricted throughout Cariboo Fire Centre

 May 18, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

Effective at noon on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, Category 2 and 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.


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Grad invests in co-op, sees dividends

 May 18, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Leaving home to attend university was always an option for Evan Choy, but strong family values and a desire to be a present and positive role model for his younger brother kept him home in Kamloops and led him to TRU. Throughout his studies, Choy maintained a razor-sharp focus and racked up an impressive list of extracurricular accolades. All that contributed to him being chosen to represent the School of Business and Economics as valedictorian at the June 6 convocation ceremony. He admitted he …


Mushroom monitoring and landscape recovery on Elephant Hill

 May 18, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

As part of wildfire recovery efforts following the 2017 Elephant Hill wildfire, government is partnering with local First Nations to help protect and restore burnt areas and support local First Nations, as they monitor this spring’s mushroom harvest.


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Michael Prince appointed as next CLBC chair

 May 18, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

Michael J. Prince, the Lansdowne professor of social policy at the University of Victoria, has been appointed chair of Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) by Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction.


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Ts?ilhqot’in community names recognized through Nenqay Deni Accord

 May 18, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

The six Tŝilhqot’in community names within the Tŝilhqot’in Nation have been adopted as official names within the Province of British Columbia.


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