Be the change: one reusable cup and bottle at a time

 August 23, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

 If you’re not using a reusable mug or water bottle, Canyon Sinclair asks, “Why not?” As part of his summer and fall co-op work term with the TRU Sustainability Office, the fourth-year economics student is leading an ambitious project to reduce the number of disposable cups and bottles used on campus in September by 20,000. Called the Fill It Forward Challenge, you track your progress using your phone and the Fill It Forward app. Every time you use a reusable bottle or cup, ope …


DAY 1 TRAINING CAMP SUMMARY – Kamloops Blazers

 August 22, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, News, Sports /  No Comments

Day 1 of Kamloops Blazers training camp is complete as Team Baumgartner, Team Domenichelli, Team Holland and Team Huska took to the ice for the first time. Team Domenichelli and Team Holland came away with 2-0-0 records after Day 1, while Team Baumgartner and Team Huska are both 0-2-0. In the 4:00pm scrimmage, Team Holland beat Team Huska 2-1 in the first game and 5-2 in the second game. In the 5:45pm scrimmage, Team Domenichelli beat Team Baumgartner 4-1 and 3-0. Scoring Summary  Team Holland 2 …


B.C. and Southern Dakelh Nation Alliance celebrate anniversary

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

Summer 2019 marks the first anniversary of the Hubulhsooninats’Uhoot’alh: Foundation Framework Agreement between the Southern Dakelh Nation Alliance (SDNA) and the Province of British Columbia.Hubulhsooninats’Uhoot’alh – Dakelh for “together we will fix it” – lays out a plan for building comprehensive reconciliation.“We are proud of the work we have completed this past year as government partners,” said Chief Stuart Alec of the Nazko First Nation, President of the Southern Dakelh Nation Alliance …


Government of Canada and Province of British Columbia announce investments in wild salmon conservation and habitat restoration projects in Vancouver

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

August 22, 2019Vancouver, BC – Healthy wild fish stocks are vital to the economic prosperity and social fabric of British Columbia’s coastal communities, and are fundamental to the culture of many Indigenous communities.The focus on restoration is part of a broader approach to addressing declines in salmon stocks that include, restoring lost protections for fish and fish habitat in the modernized Fisheries Act, science based fisheries management measures, reviewing concerns regarding predation, …


New supports help seniors stay connected to their communities

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

The Ministry of Health is supporting improved transportation for seniors to help them maintain meaningful social connections and independence in their local communities.“Lack of access to transportation can increase social isolation, undermine an individual’s ability to complete daily activities ranging from grocery shopping, health appointments and engaging in community programs that improve mental and physical well-being. That’s why we are taking steps to resolve this barrier,” said Adrian Dix …


Safety improved at high-collision locations

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

Print Transportation and Infrastructure British Columbia News Safety improved at high-collision locations https://news.gov.bc.ca/20436 Information Bulletin Vancouver Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:00 AM Information Bulletin Vancouver Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:00 AM (flickr.com) High-friction surfaces are now in place at 14 locations in the Lower Mainland and on southern Vancouver Island, helping drivers maintain better control in both dry and wet conditions and reducing rear-end collisions.Thes …


Big Bar Landslide Interview w/ Jacob Melville

 August 21, 2019 /  ProvinceofBC /  BC, Politics /  No Comments

Big Bar Landslide fisheries biologist, Jacob Melville, from Fisheries and Oceans Canada https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSiwGGtEwcc


Big Bar Landslide Interview w/Chad Haugen and Hogen Glousher

 August 21, 2019 /  ProvinceofBC /  BC, Politics /  No Comments

Big Bar Landslide ground and rock scaler coordinators, Chad Haugen and Hogen Glousher, from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcKXr4USdBc


Fire activity updated for Northwest Fire Centre

 August 21, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development British Columbia News Fire activity updated for Northwest Fire Centre https://news.gov.bc.ca/20442 Information Bulletin Smithers Wednesday, August 21, 2019 4:59 PM Information Bulletin Smithers Wednesday, August 21, 2019 4:59 PM The Arctic cold front currently moving through the Northwest Fire Centre has brought cooler temperatures and rain to most of the region.BC Wildfire Service firefighters are working to demobilize fire …


Big Bar Landslide Interview w/ Dylan Daniels

 August 21, 2019 /  ProvinceofBC /  BC, Politics /  No Comments

Big Bar Landslide seining specialist, Dylan Daniels, who is a member of the Skeena Crew from the Gitxsan Watershed Authority. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4M7UUA2G2so



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