Oil and Gas Workers Go Solar with Louis Bull Tribe

 April 25, 2019 /  DavidSuzukiFDN /  Canada, Environment /  2 Comments

Desmond Bull, a councillor with the Louis Bull Tribe, says, “As First Nations and Canadian citizens, we need to take care of each other, take care of the land and take care of future generations.” In the heart of oil-rich Alberta, Louis Bull Tribe now powers its daycare with solar energy. Together with Iron & Earth, Louis Bull helped train oil and gas workers with new skills for a renewable energy future. If this story inspires you, send it to your MP asking for more renewable energy project …


Figure Competitor Jaime Smart

 April 25, 2019 /  Shaw TV Kamloops /  Kamloops /  No Comments

Shaw TV’s Sam Numsen got a peek at life as a figure competitor with local athlete Jaime Smart.


Students gear up for clean tech futures with new SFU facility

 April 25, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

In September 2019, Simon Fraser University (SFU) students will be able to train, for the first time, in new state-of-the-art facilities for sustainable energy engineering, a program unique to Western Canada.“Investing in clean tech innovators here at SFU Surrey will help build a cleaner, brighter future for everyone in B.C.,” said Premier John Horgan. “The skills and experience students gain in this new building will help them succeed in B.C.’s growing clean tech sector and become leaders in the …


Wildfire risk reduction grants benefit northern Island

 April 25, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

As part of its ongoing commitment to reduce wildfire threats, the B.C. government is providing over $265,000 in Community Resiliency Investment grants to support projects on northern Vancouver Island.“The Community Resiliency Investment funding will help Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities increase their resiliency to wildfire threats,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. “The program is designed to support projects at the loc …


Seismically safe school coming for Maquinna students

 April 25, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Seismic upgrades are on the way for Chief Maquinna Elementary school, which will allow parents to send their children to a safer school.“Investments that keep students safe will always be paramount to our government,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Education. “We’re investing in seismic upgrades at a record pace – twice as fast as the last government – and we’ll continue that momentum so students can be in seismically safe schools as soon as possible.”Government has approved a maximum budget of $ …


Rural B.C. to benefit from expanded high-speed internet

 April 25, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Improved connectivity due to updates to the Local Government Act will provide more options for people living in rural and remote areas to connect with friends and family, purchase goods or services, access health services, expand their business or even telecommute.These changes give regional districts an additional tool to help expand high-speed internet to under-served areas.“Regional districts have been asking for this. It’s one more way we are delivering results that empower communities, brin …


Resurfacing work to benefit people driving on Highway 16

 April 25, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Transportation and Infrastructure British Columbia News Resurfacing work to benefit people driving on Highway 16 https://news.gov.bc.ca/19558 News Release Burns Lake Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:30 PM News Release Burns Lake Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:30 PM Work will get underway in summer 2019 to resurface two sections of Highway 16, improving safety and efficiency for people travelling through the area.“This section of Highway 16 is in need of repair, and I know it has been a concern for …


Bridging the gap from high school to post-secondary education

 April 25, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Making the jump from high school to university can be a scary one, for some. Thanks to the new Mind the Gap initiative with TRU and Thompson-Nicola School District No 73 (SD73), students are becoming more prepared for education beyond Grade 12. “TRU is becoming a world-class university and it’s right here in our backyard. I love the idea of connecting the two sides on a bunch of different projects,” said Roy Styles, vice principal of Arthur Hatton Elementary. The inaugural year of Mind the Gap p …


Major Trans-Canada improvements to boost trade and support safe efficient travels in and around Langley

 April 25, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Investing in transportation infrastructure is critical to connecting communities, helping businesses compete and creating a strong economy and middle class.Today, François-Philippe Champagne, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia, and Jack Froese, mayor of Langley, announced $235.5 million in joint funding for upgrades to Highway 1 in Langley.Work involves widening a total of ten kilometres between 216th Street and 264th Street by adding a n …


New affordable housing for families and seniors in Nelson

 April 25, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Forty-three new affordable rental homes will provide a safe, caring environment where families can raise their children and seniors can age in their community.“Families and seniors are struggling just to keep up with the cost of living and we know that finding affordable housing remains a big challenge,” said Michelle Mungall, MLA for Nelson-Creston, on behalf of Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “These new rental homes will help ease the burden on families and help mak …



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