Graduate Fellowships Given To Ten Top Students

 June 16, 2008 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

VICTORIA – Ten graduate fellowships have been awarded to top master’s and PhD students who will spend up to two years researching key issues affecting the province, and then join the B.C. Public Service after they earn their degrees, Premier Gordon Campbell announced today.             “We are committed to continuing to improve support for graduate students through scholarships that will help our four research-intensive universities attract …


Premier Joins CP Spirit Of 150 Rail Tour In Cranbrook

 June 16, 2008 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

Cranbrook – A historic steam train tour that takes communities on a journey through British Columbia’s rich and diverse history was greeted in Cranbrook today by Premier Gordon Campbell. The rail tour with its vintage steam engine and fully restored train cars is a BC150 flagship event, visiting dozens of communities along the Canadian Pacific railway route over the next month.             “The CP Spirit of 150 Rail Tour recognizes the impor …


Volunteer Water Meter Program

 June 13, 2008 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

Effective July 1, 2008, the City will be implementing a hybrid water meter program. All new homes will pay for their water and sewer utilities based on a metered rate. Additionally, the City will be installing 200 water meters a year in households that volunteer to switch to metered billing. If the demand for the volunteer program exceeds 200, homes will be selected randomly for the program. Residents interested in applying for the voluntary water meter program can apply. Applications must be su …


Canada Apologizes To Native People

 June 12, 2008 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has offered his apologies for the injustices committed against the original inhabitants of his country. Mr Harper referred to Canada’s policy of compulsory removal of children from minority groups as the ‘darkest days of the history of Canada’. From 1874, approximately 150,000 Indian and Inuit children were removed from their parents to be re-educated in special schools. Mr Harper said the upbringing had been intended to lead to their integration in Canadia …


Blazers Introduce New-Look Hockey And Front Office Staff

 June 11, 2008 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

Kamloops, BC – Kamloops Blazers President Tom Gaglardi, along with Vice President and General Manager Craig Bonner, today announce a new look to both the club’s front office staff and hockey personnel structure.In the Blazer front office, Shane Zulyniak has been named Director of Sales and Corporate Sponsorship, Dave Chyzowski is now Director of Sales and Marketing, Greg “Spike” Wallace takes over as Community and Sponsorship Coordinator, Tracy McDonald has been named Office Administrator and Re …


Aboriginal Artists Receive Creative Achievement Awards

 June 10, 2008 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

VANCOUVER – Six B.C. First Nations artists were honoured today by Premier Gordon Campbell and Keith Mitchell, chair of the British Columbia Achievement Foundation, at the second annual BC Creative Achievement Awards for Aboriginal Art. “The artists honoured today reflect the spirit and generosity of the First Nations history, traditions and culture,” said Premier Campbell, who is director of the BC Achievement Foundation. “Through their carving, painting, clothing and weaving, these recipients s …


New Provincial Court Judge Apointed For Kamloops

 June 9, 2008 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

VICTORIA – Dev Dley, QC, has been appointed to the bench of the British Columbia Provincial Court in Kamloops, Attorney General Wally Oppal announced today. He will take his seat effective June 23. Dley was called to the British Columbia bar in 1979 and has been a sole practitioner since 2004. He worked as an associate and partner with Mair Jensen Blair in Kamloops over a 21-year period. Dley served as general counsel for the Western Hockey League in Calgary from 1996 to 2000. He is chair of the …


Canada, B.C. Work Towards Simplifying Student Aid

 June 9, 2008 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

VICTORIA – The Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, and the Honourable Murray Coell, Minister of Advanced Education, announced today that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that works towards a federal-provincial partnership, making it easier for students to manage their student loans in the province of B.C. “This partnership demonstrates our commitment to making student financial assistance more accessible to students,” said Solberg. “S …


Health Canada Reminds Canadians of Hamburger Food Safety Tips

 June 8, 2008 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

Barbeque season has begun and Health Canada would like to remind Canadians of steps they can take to avoid food borne illness from E. coli bacteria from ground beef.Eating undercooked ground beef can result in a type of food borne illness commonly called hamburger disease, caused by E. coli bacteria. Symptoms can include severe stomach cramps, vomiting, fever and diarrhea. Hamburger disease can be avoided by handling and cooking raw ground beef carefully.Before you grill:- When at the grocery st …


BCMA Congratulates Three Outstanding Award Recipients for Their Extraordinary Results in Promoting Health and Wellness in British Columbia

 June 8, 2008 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

PRINCE GEORGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – June 7, 2008) – Providing the means to ensure British Columbians have the tools to take control of their own health and achieve a better quality of life are the factors that the BCMA’s three awards winners have in common. Being lauded for their leadership through advocacy and project work in health promotion and prevention are Dr. Andrew Ignaszewski, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and posthumously, Dr. Basil Boulton.Although preventable i …



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