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Province Pilots TV and Film Crew Training at NIC

MARCH 30, 2017 – NIC will receive nearly $500,000 to develop TV and film crew training programs in Port Alberni and Campbell River, BC Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation, Michelle Stilwell announced today. Stillwell, who is also the MLA for Parksville-Qualicum, made the announcement on behalf of Shirley Bond, BC’s Minister of Jobs, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 2017157 Views

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Circle tour offers Superior travel experience; splendours of Gichigami abound – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 3, 2017  By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ It might not have the must-do cachet of California’s Highway 101, of South Africa’s Garden Route or of the Rockies. Yet a voyage around the world’s largest freshwater lake, the big sea they once called Gichigami, reveals a sublime and in-your-face spectacular […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 2017168 Views

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East Creek investigation finds clearcutting rare intact old-growth on Vancouver Island in compliance with laws, highlighting BC government failure to protect endangered rainforest – Sierra Club

Investigation also finds company in non-compliance with making information public March 30, 2017 VICTORIA—The BC government’s Forest Practices Board (FPB) released its findings today regarding Sierra Club BC’s May 2016 complaint about Lemare Lake Logging Ltd.’s logging practices in the East Creek area.  East Creek is located adjacent to the Mquqᵂin – Brooks Peninsula Provincial […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 2017163 Views

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We’re dealing with a lot of deep trauma’: B.C. Aboriginal peoples turn to culture for healing amid overdose crisis – Ottawa Citizen

The morning of his sister’s funeral, Jonathan Ewenin walked out of Vancouver General Hospital not knowing why he’d slept there. Rail-thin, dazed and alone, he worried what his sister, Mary Bee, would have thought of him and of how he’d almost missed the chance to say goodbye. It was Nov. 4, 2016, Ewenin’s 19th birthday. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 2017160 Views

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BCGEU: Report highlights continued government inaction on Aboriginal child protection; agency workers seek solutions at bargaining table

March 30, 2017 Report highlights continued government inaction on Aboriginal child protection; agency workers seek solutions at bargaining table The BCGEU applauds the vital work done by the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) in the report published today, Delegated Aboriginal Agencies: How resourcing affects service delivery. This is the most recent in a succession of investigations […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 2017163 Views

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Ktunaxa Nation Statement on Sinixt Hunting Case R. v. Desautel

Cranbrook/ʔa·kiskaqǂiʔit – The Ktunaxa Nation today acknowledged the B.C. Provincial Court decision, released March 27, 2017, finding that Richard Desautel of the Lakes Tribe of the Colville Confederated Tribes (“CCT”) in Washington State has an Aboriginal right to hunt elk in the traditional territory of the Lakes Tribe near Castlegar, B.C. The Lakes Tribe is […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 2017164 Views

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Cultural organizations receive funding through B.C. | Canada 150 grants

April 2, 2017 SURREY – More than 220 projects in 150 communities throughout British Columbia are receiving a total of $7.6 million in B.C. | Canada 150 grants, Stephanie Cadieux, MLA for Surrey-Cloverdale announced today at the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society on behalf of Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Peter Fassbender. Administered […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 2017173 Views

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Budget tackles social deficit – Kelowna Daily Courier

April 03, 2017 Budget 2017 recognizes that it is the right time to make investments in the economy and people to drive growth and build resilient communities. For too long, the growing social deficit has been overlooked, leaving municipalities without the resources to adequately plan for and address critical shortages like affordable housing and public […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 2017170 Views

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New community forest likely for area near Likely, Big Lake

April 01, 2017 LIKELY – Opportunities for increased local forest stewardship near Likely and Big Lake, east of Williams Lake, could become reality following an invitation from Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson to the Likely-Xatśūll Community Forest and Big Lake Community Association to apply for a community forest agreement. The […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 2017166 Views

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Six stories in the news today, April 3 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 3, 2017 4:59 Six stories in the news for Monday, April 3 ___ VOTERS IN FIVE RIDINGS VOTE IN BYELECTIONS Five seats in the House of Commons are up for grabs in five byelections today. Two of the seats are in Alberta, two are in Ontario and the fifth is in Montreal. The […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 2017172 Views

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