Campfires to be banned in Coastal Fire Centre

 July 17, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

Effective at noon on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, all open burning (including campfires and Category 3 fires) will be prohibited within the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, with the exception of Haida Gwaii and the area known as the fog zone.


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Application deadline for the rural dividend is July 31

 July 17, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

First Nations, local governments and not-for-profit organizations are reminded to get their applications for the fifth intake of the BC Rural Dividend program submitted before the July 31, 2018, deadline.


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Leading-edge mental health and addictions care model launches at St. Paul’s Hospital

 July 17, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

The next step in innovative care for people living with mental health and addictions challenges has been unveiled at St. Paul’s Hospital in downtown Vancouver.


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Expanding BC’s Electric Vehicle Network

 July 16, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Business, News, Video /  No Comments

British Columbians will now have access to 11 new public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations added to highway rest areas, making it easier than ever to drive from one side of the province to the other in an EV. Learn more: https://news.gov.bc.ca/17613


Campfire Safety in BC

 July 16, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Business, News, Video /  No Comments

Know the rules and regulations before you go! Fire information officers Brenna and Kyla share some tips that will help you keep BC’s forests green and safe while you enjoy your campfire this summer.


Still time to nominate child care providers for 2018 awards

 July 16, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

There is still time to nominate an outstanding early childhood educator, or child care provider, for the 2018 Child Care Awards of Excellence.


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Minister’s statement on selection of representative for children and youth candidate

 July 16, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development, has released the following statement on the selection of Jennifer Charlesworth as the unanimously recommended candidate for B.C.’s representative for children and youth:


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B.C. hazelnut growers receive support to revitalize local orchards

 July 16, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

The British Columbia hazelnut industry will have a chance to regenerate after facing challenges with eastern filbert blight (EFB).


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Agriculture economist to study farm worker wages

 July 16, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

Karen Taylor, a UBC agricultural economist, has been retained by the provincial government to study agriculture piece rates and the minimum wages for farm workers who harvest crops by hand.


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Beat the heat as temperatures rise across Island Health

 July 16, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Health, News /  No Comments

Jul 16, 2018VANCOUVER ISLAND – With temperatures forecast to rise across Vancouver Island, it’s important to know the risks associated with excessive heat and take precautions to stay safe and healthy.http://www.viha.ca/about_viha/news/news_releases/PSA-beat-the-heat-16july2018.htm


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