More Projects for Students With Severe Allergies

 September 10, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

VICTORIA – B.C. school districts are required to develop and implement anaphylaxis policies that meet new, rigorous provincial standards, Education Minister Shirley Bond said today. “Children with life-threatening allergies need to be safe in B.C. schools, and our direction today is for all school districts to take immediate steps to ensure all students are protected,” said Bond. “Boards of education will now be required to have school-based anaphylaxis policies and practices that meet rigorous …


Diamonds And Desserts Fashion Show

 September 9, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

The Kamloops Art Gallery is delighted to announce its newest fundraising event, presented jointly with the Can-Ital Ladies Society. Diamonds & Desserts Fashion Show takes place on Wednesday, September 19, 6:30 pm at Colombo Hall, 814 Lorne Street. The show features designs by ten local fashion merchants, including Debbie Inkster, Genesis Fashion & Beauty Complex, Jardine/Domaine, Lady Divine, Prima Bridal, Reitman’s, TanJay/Alia from Aberdeen Mall, The Look Boutique, and Thyme Maternity. …


Parksville Benefits From Improved Drinking Water System

 September 5, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

PARKSVILLE – The community of Parksville will enjoy cleaner, more reliable water, thanks to a joint investment of $452,000 from Canada’s New Government and the Province of British Columbia, through the Canada-B.C. Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund (CBCMRIF). Nanaimo-Alberni MP James Lunney, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of Western Economic Diversification, and Ron Cantelon, MLA for …


Grand Forks Poker Player Blazed Her Way To Shootout Victory

 September 5, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

Vivencia Kiraly of Grand Forks was the last player standing at the British Columbia Lottery Corporation’s 2nd Annual Pacific Poker Shootout. After three days of No Limit Texas Hold’Em Shootout, Kiraly walked away with two prizes for a total of $51,300. "This was the first major poker tournament I’ve played, and I promise to come back," said Kiraly, who was nicknamed "Tigress" by her opponents at the final table. A fairly new poker player, she took up the game a couple of year …


B.C. Sets National Standard In Promoting Student Health

 September 4, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

VANCOUVER – The Province will require 30 minutes of daily physical activity for students and is also fast-tracking the removal of junk food in schools with Canada’s most aggressive initiative yet to fight obesity in children and youth, Education Minister Shirley Bond and ActNow BC Minister Gordon Hogg announced today. “One in four of our children is now overweight or obese. For their future, and for the future of our province, this must change,” said Bond. “By removing junk food sales in schools …


Loan Program Expanded To Meet Trades Training Demands

 September 4, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

VICTORIA – In order to help meet the growing demand for trades training, the B.C. student loan forgiveness program has been expanded to include technology education teachers, Advanced Education Minister Murray Coell announced today.              “We’re continuing to build on the success of B.C.’s loan forgiveness program to make sure that students in programs for which there is a high demand for graduates can have their student loan deb …


Advanced Education – Facts And Figures 2007

 September 4, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

VICTORIA – British Columbia’s public post-secondary education system is preparing students to take their place in the province’s knowledge economy. Here are some of the numbers showing the extent of higher learning in the province, as students return this fall:   More students ·         About 433,000 – the number of students enrolled in public post-secondary institutions in B.C. in 2006-07. This is the highest number ever and is up 8,000 from 2005-06 …


Safer Water For Central Saanich Residents

 August 31, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

CENTRAL SAANICH – A $1.1-million federal and provincial funding contribution, through Canada-British Columbia Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund (CBCMRIF), will connect 64 homes in Central Saanich to a supply of safe drinking water. The Honourable Gary Lunn, MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands and Minister of Natural Resources on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of Western Economic Diversificatio …


Welcome To Your Home Kits Help Low-Income Families

 August 30, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

KAMLOOPS – Low-income and other vulnerable British Columbians who are moving into provincially subsidized housing developments will benefit from a one-time, $1-million grant provided to the BC Non-Profit Housing Association for “Welcome to Your Home” starter kits, announced Claude Richmond, Minister of Employment and Income Assistance. “Housing is more than just a building with a roof – it’s about being able to live in your own home with dignity and security,” said Richmond. “Our government has …


Important Road Safety Reminders: Labour Day And Back To School

 August 30, 2007 /  Darryl Schmidt /  News /  No Comments

ICBC is advising motorists of two important road safety reminders: the Labour Day long weekend and back to school. "Over the next few days the roadways will be busy with long weekend traffic and then students heading back to school. Please slow down and drive responsibly," said Solicitor General John Les. "This government is committed to road safety, but we need all motorists to do their part too by driving safely." The three-day Labour Day long weekend – based on the past fi …



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