Stricter fines for not chaining up starting Oct. 1

 September 20, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Transportation and Infrastructure British Columbia News Stricter fines for not chaining up starting Oct. 1 https://news.gov.bc.ca/20633 Chinese, Punjabi translations are available Information Bulletin Victoria Friday, September 20, 2019 1:00 PM Information Bulletin Victoria Friday, September 20, 2019 1:00 PM (flickr.com) Commercial truckers will now face higher fines for not carrying chains when required, as well as not installing them during mandatory chain ups on B.C. highways.During pre …


Smoke visible from pile burning in Joe Rich

 September 20, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The BC Wildfire Service plans to burn approximately 10 piles in Joe Rich, west of Philpott Road.The burns are scheduled to start on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, and will conclude by the end of December 2019.The exact timing of the burns will depend on weather, site conditions, venting and timing of snow. They will proceed only if fire behaviour conditions are suitable. Staff from the BC Wildfire Service will carefully prepare, control and monitor the fire at all times. Smoke may be visible from nearb …


Faculty: Indigenous Academic Berry Picking and Sharing

 September 20, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Indigenous Academic Berry Picking and Sharing is the name of this workshop, whose goal is to demystify tri-council grant writing, and how to assist others with supervising graduate student theses and projects/practicums. Three Indigenous women academics employed at TRU in education, social work and nursing will facilitate this interdisciplinary Indigenous mentorship event at Quaaout Lodge, near Chase, BC. » Indigenous storytelling, Indigenous/non-Indigenous academic panels and small group work a …


New initiative supports conversations about urban Indigenous reconciliation

 September 20, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Indigenous groups and local governments are reaching out in their urban communities to have important conversations about reconciliation, supported by a partnership between the Province and the Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM).B.C. has provided $110,000 to support the Urban Communities Partnering for Reconciliation (UCPR) 2019 initiative, which is funding nine projects over the next year. With program funding administered by the UBCM, the initiative provides financial assistance to projects t …


TRU staff and faculty: assertive communication

 September 20, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

This HR learning session will be led by Alana Abramson of Achieve Centre For Leadership & Workplace Performance » Register via this Eventbrite link, or email [email protected] Our communication skills and styles are essential to positive and productive relations. Effective communication requires us to be clear about our own thoughts and desires, and also to be responsive to those of others. Assertive communicators express ideas and feelings in transparent, open, and direct ways—stating their …


Construction begins on Highway 1 from Leigh Road to West Shore Parkway

 September 20, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Motorists are advised that crews from Windley Contracting are mobilizing on Highway 1 between the Leigh Road Interchange and West Shore Parkway.Daily and nightly lane closures and construction activities will begin at night on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, and will continue through 2020. Efforts are being taken to minimize the impact to motorists during peak traffic periods.From Monday to Friday during construction, there will be no southbound lane closures or stoppages between 5:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.Fro …


Staff and faculty: peer support workshop

 September 20, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

This HR learning session will be led by Alana Abramson of Achieve Centre For Leadership & Workplace Performance. » Please register via the Eventbrite link or email [email protected] When life’s challenges occur, people naturally reach out to those closest to them—coworkers, friends, and family. Their initial response can go a long way in terms of normalizing the challenge, planning the next steps, and exploring additional resources. Progressive workplaces and communities recognize the …


Get out and participate in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

 September 20, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

On Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, on shorelines throughout the province, British Columbians will gather to clean up debris and help tackle plastic pollution.Now in its 26th year, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is a conservation effort that brings people to local beaches across the country, wherever water meets land. In B.C., 30 events will take place, from Richmond to Creston.  “I applaud all the volunteers who are joining this great cause,” said George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Clima …


Trades panel discussion

 September 20, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Connect with trades employers and get valuable career advice and industry forecasts. Open to all trades students View Link to Original Source


We Wai Kai and B.C. sign incremental Treaty Agreement, move a step closer to Treaty

 September 20, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The We Wai Kai Nation and the Province of British Columbia have signed an Agreement that embraces innovative approaches to modern Treaty negotiations in B.C. and creates early economic development opportunities for the Nation.We Wai Kai Chief Brian Assu and Scott Fraser, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, have signed an Incremental Treaty Agreement (ITA) that will return approximately 3,075 hectares (7,600 acres) of land in the Lower Campbell Lake area to the We Wai Kai Nation. …



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