Child development centre receives renovation grant after flood

 December 13, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Families in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows will soon have a new facility offering children’s therapeutic programs, such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, funded through the Community Gaming Grants program.“A new, permanent home for the Ridge Meadows Child Development Centre means families in the area can continue to rely on all the services the centre provides for their kids with special needs,” said Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development. “We know tha …


New partnership building rental homes for Langley families

 December 13, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The Province is partnering with a company in Langley to build nearly 100 new rental homes for middle-income people in the community.“Years of inaction by the last government have left many people, even those with middle incomes, like teachers, nurses and small business owners, struggling to find affordable housing,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “Through partnerships like this, we are building the homes that people need to stay in their community.”Construction …


Buying BC like never before: 2018 record year for food sales

 December 13, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

B.C. farmers, ranchers, seafood and processing workers contributed to a record-setting year in 2018, with annual revenue from businesses in those sectors reaching $15 billion for the first time.“It was an excellent year for agriculture in British Columbia. The hard work of many has led to record results,” said Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture. “The people who make up B.C.’s agriculture industry are hard working and dedicated, and their passion for growing, raising, harvesting and producing f …


New rental homes open for people in Mission

 December 12, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The B.C. government is working in partnership to build 114,000 affordable homes that cover the full spectrum of housing needs for British Columbians by 2028.Budget 2018 included a $7-billion investment in the homes people need. As a result of that investment, more than 22,000 new homes are completed, under construction or in the approvals process for a range of people who are struggling to find a place to live, from people who are experiencing homelessness and seniors on fixed incomes, to middle …


New funding framework increases sustainability of defined benefit plans

 December 12, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Finance British Columbia News New funding framework increases sustainability of defined benefit plans https://news.gov.bc.ca/21236 Information Bulletin Victoria Thursday, December 12, 2019 2:50 PM Information Bulletin Victoria Thursday, December 12, 2019 2:50 PM Changes to the funding framework for defined benefit pension plans will give employers the payment predictability needed to support the long-term sustainability of pensions that British Columbians depend on.Members’ pensions will n …


Medal of Good Citizenship 2019

 December 12, 2019 /  ProvinceofBC /  BC, Politics /  No Comments

Eighteen people from B.C. are receiving the Province’s Medal of Good Citizenship for their outstanding service and commitment to helping others in their communities. Medal of Good Citizenship information, including how to nominate an unsung hero and role model in your community: www.gov.bc.ca/medalofgoodcitizenship https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb70c7sTDno


Fish processing plants subject to stronger protections

 December 12, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The Province has updated and strengthened permitting requirements at fish processing facilities throughout B.C.Until recently, the fish processing industry had been largely operating under an outdated permitting regime, going back several decades. In December 2017, George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, announced a broad and thorough review of every discharge permit for fish processing facilities in the province. That review is now complete.Updates to permits include …


Tentative agreement between Capilano University, MoveUP

 December 12, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Finance British Columbia News Tentative agreement between Capilano University, MoveUP https://news.gov.bc.ca/21224 Information Bulletin Victoria Thursday, December 12, 2019 3:00 PM Information Bulletin Victoria Thursday, December 12, 2019 3:00 PM Capilano University and MoveUP have reached a tentative agreement under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate, which focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensation.The tentative agreement cov …


The connections between climate change and mental health

 December 12, 2019 /  ProvinceofBC /  BC, Politics /  No Comments

Dr. Shannon Waters, Coast Salish member of the Stz’uminus First Nation on Vancouver Island, works as a local Medical Health Officer with the Vancouver Island Health Authority. In this video, Dr. Waters discusses the connections between climate change and mental health. Tell us how climate change is impacting you and what you think needs to be done to prepare: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/climatereadybc/ Share photos of the changes you are seeing on social media and tag #ClimateReadyBC and #MyClimate …


TRU Winter Orientation: Resource Fair

 December 12, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Learn about the people, places, supports and resources available to you on campus. Meet other students, staff and faculty as you explore your university. Throw in some food and prizes and you have a fun-filled, jam-packed day to remember. TRU Orientation is not just for students new to TRU, it is for all TRU students. View Link to Original Source



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