Last bills mark end of MSP premiums in B.C.

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

People in B.C. will receive their last bill for Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums in December 2019, putting more money back into the pockets of British Columbians, as the B.C. government works to make life more affordable for all.“The cost of health care should not be a burden on people, but for too long, unfair MSP premiums made it hard to get ahead,” said Premier John Horgan. “Our government is making different choices and we’re working to make life more affordable for people in B.C. This r …


Changes support passenger safety for party bus industry

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

Print Transportation and Infrastructure British Columbia News Changes support passenger safety for party bus industry https://news.gov.bc.ca/21172 News Release Delta Thursday, December 5, 2019 12:00 PM News Release Delta Thursday, December 5, 2019 12:00 PM (flickr.com) Additional checks on party buses and limousines are improving safety in the industry.This year, passenger transportation enforcement officers conducted more checks than in the past three years combined.“In April, we brought in str …


Medal of Good Citizenship recipients announced

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

Eighteen people from throughout B.C. will receive the Province’s Medal of Good Citizenship for their outstanding service and commitment to helping others in their communities.“Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Good Citizenship Medal. Your outstanding contributions to the well-being of your communities inspire us all,” said Premier John Horgan. “The generous gifts of your time and support make a difference in people’s lives and help build a stronger province for everyone.”Launched …


CBC Kamloops | Third annual Ugly Sweater Run attracts more than 400 runners

 December 5, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

CBC interviewed TRU alumna Payton Comazzetto, who spearheaded an annual run in memory of her brother, Brennan. Brennan’s Ugly Sweater Run has been held three times and draws crowds of participants in crazy outfits. Hear the interview View Link to Original Source


Residents celebrate new Stewardson Way Overpass

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

The Stewardson Way Overpass is now complete, significantly increasing safety for cyclists and pedestrians who need to cross this busy roadway.“We are proud to work closely with our partners to build modern, resilient infrastructure that connects communities and makes them even better places to live,” said Catherine McKenna, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. “This new overpass provides New Westminster residents with better and safer access to public transportation and recreation …


B.C. launches fund to support cleaner industry, reduce emissions

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

A new CleanBC industry initiative will reduce emissions and support good jobs for people throughout British Columbia.“Our government is building a better future for people throughout B.C. by investing in new projects that will reduce emissions and support clean development opportunities for industry,” said George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. “We recognize the importance of working together with businesses to reach our CleanBC targets and build a stronger, more inn …


Conversation Canada | A session with editor Scott White

 December 4, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies welcomes Scott White, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of The Conversation Canada to campus for this interactive and engaging session on the changing landscape of knowledge translation and public engagement through platforms like The Conversation. TRU joined The Conversation Canada as a partner in spring 2018. Since then, 20 TRU faculty have published 31 articles for a total of nearly 275,000 reads. We invite all Conversation Canada authors to participate in th …


New technology will help protect caribou herd

 December 4, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

A new way of using GPS tracking data will help minimize interactions between a herd of caribou and snowmobilers in the British Columbia Interior.By tracking the herd’s location using data transmitted by GPS collars worn by some of the caribou in the Central Selkirk herd, provincial biologists can now keep some parts of the Central Selkirk Snowmobile Management Area closed to snowmobiling, while keeping other parts that contain no caribou open.The new approach is a result of a stewardship managem …


Closure requirements still in force with forfeiture of landfill

 December 4, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

Print Environment and Climate Change Strategy British Columbia News Closure requirements still in force with forfeiture of landfill https://news.gov.bc.ca/21142 Information Bulletin Victoria Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:30 PM Information Bulletin Victoria Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:30 PM The forfeiture of the lands owned by Cobble Hill Holdings to the Province does not impact the closure plan for the company’s landfill near Shawnigan Lake, nor does it change access to the site.As a result of …


Columbia River Treaty Community Meeting, Nelson, BC, Nov. 13, 2019 – Part 2

 December 4, 2019 /  ProvinceofBC /  BC, Politics /  No Comments

At this meeting, local residents had a chance to engage and hear updates on the current Canada-U.S. Columbia River Treaty negotiations, Indigenous Nations-led work to address ecosystems and salmon reintroduction in the upper Columbia Basin, and work the Province is doing to address key community interests related to the Treaty. The Columbia River Treaty is a transboundary water management agreement ratified in 1964. Canada and the United States are currently in negotiations to discuss modernizin …



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