The Pre-emptive Nature of Quality Early Childhood Education on Special Educational Needs

 December 7, 2019 /  ProvinceofBC /  BC, Politics /  No Comments

Presentation by Dr. David Philpott (Faculty of Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH9sgkmvmV4


BLAZERS START TRIP WITH 5-4 WIN IN BRANDON

 December 6, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, News, Sports /  No Comments

Ryan Hughes had the shootout winner in a 5-4 win in Brandon to start the 6-game road trip through the East Division. The Blazers are in Winnipeg on Saturday night. Source link


The Case for Expanding Early Childhood Education

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

Presentation by Craig Alexander (Chief Economist, Deloitte Canada) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljSHjRPD37Y


Continuity of Learning: A Provincial, National and Global Perspective

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

Presentation by Jane Bertrand, Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1gNbhAUHBk


Provincial Voices – School Districts and Child Care

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

School District/Community Stories: Ensuring the delivery of high quality school-age child care (before and after school programs) with Greg Smyth (Superintendent, Alberni School District); Nicole Daneault (Principal, Coquitlam School District); Bev Young (Superintendent, Okanagan-Similkameen School District) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7q7xvGZPZ5Y


Surrey students thriving in new classrooms

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

Hundreds more students in Surrey have a better learning environment now that an eight-classroom addition at Panorama Park Elementary school has been completed.“After years of underinvestment in Surrey, we are working hard to get students out of portables,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Education. “When students have the positive, engaging educational experience they deserve, they have a better chance to succeed – and it’s great to see that happening at Panorama Park.”The expansion at Panorama Pa …


TRU commits to ambitious five-year sustainability plan

 December 6, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Sustainability has been at the core of TRU’s values since 2013 when it was identified as a strategic priority for the university. As a result, TRU developed its first Campus Strategic Sustainability Plan (CSSP), which provided a framework for the university to measure progress in four key sustainability areas: operations, engagement, learning and governance. This year, TRU’s Office of Sustainability began an eight-month-long process to update the plan, shaped by input from hundreds of members of …


Capacity to Support Children – Part 2

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

Supporting children and youth from adversity includes acknowledgement of current copingsurvival strategies that are often described as being problematic behaviours. Reframing such behaviours helps us understanding the purposes of what children and youth often do, giving us insight into other more life enhancing coping that will hopefully get their needs met. This video is a resource included in Compassionate Learning Communities: Supporting a Trauma Informed Practice. For more information visit: …


Minister’s statement on November Labour Force Survey

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

Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, has issued the following statement on the release of Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey for November 2019:“B.C.’s economy remains resilient, with the lowest unemployment rate in Canada despite real challenges globally and here at home.“Since our government was elected, B.C. has created over 70,000 jobs and we have maintained the lowest unemployment in the country for nearly the entire time. Wages continued to climb in the month of Novem …


Provincial health officer’s statement on influenza policy

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

Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, has issued the following statement on changes to the provincial influenza prevention policy:“We are very pleased to have reached an agreement with the BC Nurses’ Union, while undertaking discussions with other key unions and associations, about the need to work collaboratively to continue to take active measures to prevent transmission of influenza in all health-care settings in B.C. This includes continuing the promotion of influenza immunization as …



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