Second building at The Reach gets underway

 June 22, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Ground broke Friday on the second building of the university’s on-campus neighbourhood community, The Reach. Kamloops-based developer Kelson Group is constructing Legacy Square, a five-storey, 77-apartment project being erected on the north side of TRU’s Old Main building, with completion expected in late 2019. “We are thrilled to officially break ground on our newest project, Legacy Square,” said Ron Fawcett, Kelson Group founder and president. Legacy Square is located n …


B.C. appoints three provincial court judges

 June 22, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

The Government of British Columbia is appointing three new provincial court judges.


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Health Canada reminds Canadians of the limitations of fentanyl test strips being used to check street drugs before consumption

 June 22, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Health, News /  No Comments

Jun 22, 2018OTTAWA – With the growing availability of fentanyl test strips on store shelves and online, Health Canada would like to remind Canadians of the potential limitations when using fentanyl test strips to detect fentanyl or other deadly substances in street drugs before consuming them.http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2018/67106a-eng.php


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EMBC provides emergency and social services training for First Nations communities

 June 22, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

Emergency Management BC (EMBC) and the Justice Institute of British Columbia are working with 11 First Nations communities to develop relevant and effective emergency management training, based on the unique needs of First Nations.


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LDB readies for online sales of non-medical cannabis, secures distribution centre

 June 22, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

The Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) has selected Shopify Inc. to provide an e-commerce platform for the online sale of non-medical cannabis to the public.


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Shellfish Safety for Self-Harvesters – Human Illness from Closed Shellfish Areas

 June 22, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Health, News /  No Comments

Jun 22, 2018Vancouver Island – There have been cases of shellfish-related illness on the south section of Vancouver Island in individuals who have self-harvested in closed areas in June. Island Health is reminding self-harvesters to be aware of shellfish closures during the harvest season.http://www.viha.ca/about_viha/news/news_releases/psa-shellfish-safety-062218.htm


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More student homes, including family housing, coming to TRU

 June 22, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

Students at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) will have more access to affordable on-campus housing, including housing for students with families, as part of the British Columbia government’s 30-point housing plan.


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Summer water safety tips

 June 22, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Health, News /  No Comments

Jun 22, 2018With summer officially here, and warm weather in the forecast for much of the province, the BC Coroners Service urges residents and visitors to take extra care when they are near rivers, lakes or the ocean.https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018PSSG0042-001249


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Taking an Indigenous approach to the future

 June 22, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

As indigenization and reconciliation impact campuses and in communities across the country, traditional ways are increasingly being looked to for answers to today’s problems. “Now within universities we’re finding that it’s great to learn about arts, it’s great to learn about sciences, but as we move through the 21st century, we need philosophy and ethics to keep our earth sustainable. And how do you do that? We need to get to the ancient wisdoms—the old tradi …


Summer water safety tips

 June 22, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

With summer officially here, and warm weather in the forecast for much of the province, the BC Coroners Service urges residents and visitors to take extra care when they are near rivers, lakes or the ocean.


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