Network upgrades to provide an economic boost in the Cariboo

 July 23, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Work to diversify economic opportunities in the Cariboo will soon get a boost, thanks to wireless network upgrades designed to expand access to modern, high-speed internet for people in the region.“The activation of reliable, high-speed internet is essential in ensuring people in rural and Indigenous communities have the same opportunities to diversify and navigate shifting economic forces as those in urban areas,” said Jinny Sims, Minister of Citizens’ Services. “Investments such as this will h …


Careers @ ASK: Penticton Career Fair ~ July 26 – ASK Wellness Society

 July 22, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Community, Health, Kamloops /  No Comments

  Come check out a number of positions we have available including Tenant Support Workers, Maintenance, Cleaning and Kitchen Staff. 12:30-6:00pmOasis United Church2964 Skaha Lake Road, Penticton Join Us! Whether you are a student, recent graduate just starting out, or a senior professional, we’re always looking for great individuals to join our team. For us, finding the right people fit for our culture is key. When we achieve this, we come together to provide hope and collaboration.  Please note …


Counting Bees at McArthur Island Butterfly Garden

 July 22, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Environment /  No Comments

Bee a Citizen Scientist is winding up its three-year project with a group survey at McArthur Island Butterfly Garden on Saturday, July 27 starting at 10:00 am. Trained Citizen Scientists are counting all sorts of pollinators: Hairy Belly Bees (cavity nesting bees), Pollen Pants Bees (ground nesting bees), Bumble Bees as well flies, wasps and butterflies– and yes, honey bees, too. The public thinks that honeybees are in trouble, but really, it’s our native bees that we should be concerned about. …


Ebata Eyecare’s Day of Caring – United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo

 July 22, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Community, Kamloops, News /  No Comments

Ebata Eyecare’s Day of Caring Ebata Eyecare hosted their annual Day of Caring on Tuesday July 16th this year. They provided free exams and glasses to those who need it in our community and were able to offer this unique opportunity to 18 people this year. The generosity of this group of people gives the gift of sight to vulnerable people in our community every year. Thank you to everyone involved! We look forward to supporting Ebata Eyecare in making the same amazing difference next year. We con …


WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY & THE SOUVENIR at the Paramount this weekend

 July 22, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Entertainment /  No Comments

This upcoming weekend, July 26th and 27th, at the Paramount Theatre, The KFS will be showing two films that we can’t wait for you to see! Joanna Hogg’s Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Winner, The Souvenir, at 6:30pm, and Madeleine Olnek’s Wild Nights With Emily, a comedic look at a lesser known aspect of Emily Dickinson’s life, at 6:45pm. BUY TICKETS NOW!! Tickets will also be available at the door. (Cash or Credit only) The trailers and more information is available below or at our WEBS …


More than 223,000 share their views on daylight saving time

 July 22, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Attorney General British Columbia News More than 223,000 share their views on daylight saving time https://news.gov.bc.ca/20300 News Release Victoria Monday, July 22, 2019 3:00 PM News Release Victoria Monday, July 22, 2019 3:00 PM A record 223,273 people have shared their opinions in an online survey on whether British Columbia should continue to observe daylight saving time.  “It’s clear that the people of B.C. welcomed the opportunity to provide input on this important issue,” said Prem …


Lightning-fast internet coming to Williams Lake Indian Band 1

 July 22, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

People in the Williams Lake Indian Band 1 community, who currently share a single fibre connection to the band office, will soon enjoy a substantial upgrade to internet speeds.Improving internet connectivity will enhance local services, including health care and education, and bring new economic development opportunities to the community.“Affordable and reliable high-speed internet can open new doors for rural and Indigenous communities,” said Jinny Sims, Minister of Citizens’ Services. “The new …


UVic, faculty association ratify agreement under mandate

 July 22, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Finance British Columbia News UVic, faculty association ratify agreement under mandate https://news.gov.bc.ca/20298 Information Bulletin Victoria Monday, July 22, 2019 1:15 PM Information Bulletin Victoria Monday, July 22, 2019 1:15 PM The University of Victoria’s (UVic) Board of Governors and the University of Victoria Faculty Association have ratified an agreement under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate.The mandate focuses on improving services for people and ensuring …


Nearly 390 kilometres of highway improvements in northern B.C.

 July 22, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Crews are starting work on a highway resurfacing project on Highway 37 between Stewart and Dease Lake, making the drive safer and smoother for travellers.This is one of nine major highway projects in northern B.C. that cover nearly 390 kilometres of highways and side roads.“We are hard at work in northern B.C. this summer, paving roadways and building essential infrastructure,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “These important projects will make a big differenc …


Over 600 new Indigenous early learning and child care spaces for B.C.

 July 22, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Indigenous families in over 30 communities throughout the province will benefit from more than 600 new, free licensed child care spaces and expanded Aboriginal Head Start (AHS) programs.These programs support Indigenous families in becoming stronger and keep children connected to their culture.The announcement was made by Katrine Conroy, B.C.’s Minister of Children and Family Development, at an “honouring the land ceremony” hosted by the Circle of Indigenous Nations Society in Grand Forks.“Abori …



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