Habitat for Humanity Kamloops & Kamloops Immigrant Services to begin new Development on the North Shore!

 December 6, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Community, Kamloops /  No Comments

 Habitat for Humanity Kamloops & Kamloops Immigrant Services (KIS) have joined together in developing a combination of offices and residences on the sunny North Shore.The current location of KIS at 448 Tranquille Rd will be transformed into offices on the main floor and plans are being made to develop 30-units of residential housing on the upper levels.KIS has always envisioned that one day the society would be able to work to improve housing prospects of newcomers in the long-run directly, …


Skills training leads to encore careers for older workers

 December 6, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

British Columbians aged 55 and older are getting opportunities to build skills for new careers, with training programs that break down barriers to employment for older workers.“Skills training and employment supports for older workers are key ingredients to building a more diverse workforce and accessing the untapped potential in people, while making sure no one is left behind,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. “By opening doors to employment for those who …


LANG AND BARAGANO TO GO TO U-20 NATIONAL TEAM CAMPS – Kamloops Blazers

 December 6, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, News, Sports /  No Comments

LANG AND BARAGANO TO ATTEND U-20 NATIONAL TEAM CAMPS Kamloops, BC – The Kamloops Blazers will send two players to their Under-20 National camps in preparation for the World Junior Hockey Championship in Czech Republic. Forward Martin Lang will attend the Czech Republic’s camp and defenseman Inaki Baragano will attend Switzerland’s camp. Lang will leave on December 9th to join the Czech Republic national team. The 18-year-old forward is in his second season with the Blazers and has six goals, 12 …


B.C. economy projected to outperform the country

 December 6, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Finance British Columbia News B.C. economy projected to outperform the country https://news.gov.bc.ca/21187 News Release Victoria Friday, December 6, 2019 11:35 AM News Release Victoria Friday, December 6, 2019 11:35 AM B.C.’s economy remains resilient amid global uncertainty and is expected to outperform the country with steady growth over the forecast horizon, according to the Economic Forecast Council.“From day one, we chose to invest in the people who power our province. Today, we’re s …


Courtenay, Hornby Island students look forward to improved schools

 December 6, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Comox Valley students can look forward to better learning environments with a brand-new school coming to Hornby Island and work set to begin on a partially replaced Lake Trail Middle school. “All students deserve to learn in safe and inspiring schools that give them the best chance to succeed,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Education. “With new, modern facilities coming to Courtenay and Hornby Island, thousands of students will have a better learning experience for generations to come.”The Gover …


Better access for Kelowna families to affordable, quality child care

 December 6, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Child care is getting less expensive and easier to find in Kelowna as the province invests in 68 new child care spaces to give more parents the option to return to work, go back to school or pursue other opportunities.  “I’m proud of the progress we’ve made in such a relatively short time,” said Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development. “Families have been struggling to find affordable, quality child care for too long. Our investment in these spaces not only provides relief fo …


National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

 December 6, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Premier John Horgan and Mitzi Dean, Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity, have issued the following statement to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women:“Thirty years ago, 14 young women were gunned down in an act of horrific violence that shocked people in B.C., Canada and around the globe.“On Dec. 6, 1989, these women were full of life, with a bright future ahead of them. Their lives were cut short by a man who walked into a mechanical engineering class a …


Better support for food security for Stellat’en First Nation

 December 5, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The Stellat’en First Nation will soon have access to safer and more nutritious food sources through a new grant for local food security projects.Carrier Sekani Family Services will receive $114,257 in provincial funding through Victoria Foundation’s new Food Security – Provincial Initiatives Fund. The project will install new cold storage facilities for the Stellat’en First Nation, west of Fraser Lake, to increase fresh food production from community gardens and food preservation through the win …


Better support for food security in Pemberton/Lillooet area

 December 5, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The Xa’xtsa, Skatin, Samahquam and N’Quatqua First Nations will soon have access to safer and more nutritious food sources through a new grant for local food security projects.“This funding will help us immensely with our health plan goals towards traditional wellness for our communities,” said Rosemary Wallace, health director, Southern Stl’alt’imx Charitable Society. “We believe that by providing greater access to food production, harvesting and preserving, we are able to support community mem …


Better support for food security in Bella Coola

 December 5, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

People in Bella Coola will soon have access to safer and more nutritious food sources through a new grant for local food security projects.Nuxalk Nation will receive $114,433 in provincial funding through Victoria Foundation’s new Food Security – Provincial Initiatives Fund. The project, Asulikts, will increase the area’s food sovereignty and resilience by installing new commercial kitchen and cold storage facilities at the Lip’alhayc Learning Centre (Nuxalk College) in Bella Coola. The project …



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